I read Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas in the middle of July, but because I was reading so much that month, I never really spoke about it, and seen as it’s taken me longer to read City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett than I expected (I had hoped to discuss that this week), I thought now was the perfect time to talk about it. This post contains spoilers, so I would refrain from reading if you have any intention of reading this book in the future.
DISCLAIMER: I know that a lot of people love this book and this series, but I don’t mean to offend you if I talk negatively about it. Everyone’s reading taste is different, and that’s what’s so wonderful about books.
I read this book in two days, which is my record for a 400 page book. Which you would think would mean that I really liked it, but, honestly, I didn’t enjoy it much.
I thought the story line was boring, it was obvious she was going to win the tournament because it’s unlikely that you’re going to make an eight book series about Celaena if she didn’t win. And the whole thing with the murders and the demon creature and Cain was uninteresting to me.
The love triangle was the only part of the book I was slightly interested in, but it seemed unnecessary to the plot and general story line. I think the only reason I didn’t DNF this book was because I wanted to see if she chose Dorian or Chaol, then she chose neither… I was utterly disappointed.
It’s been a month since I read it and I literally can’t remember anymore about it, other than how much it annoyed me. I went into it thinking it was going to be really good, because so many people hype up the book and the series and I really didn’t think it was great. A few weeks ago I picked up Crown of Midnight from my library, but I couldn’t force myself to pick it up, so returned it untouched. Quite a few people have said that the series got better, which is why I wanted to read Crown of Midnight, but I own so many books that I want to read more than that, but I don’t think I’m ever going to pick it up, if I’m being honest.