Okay, so it took me longer than I intended to write the final review I had planned for this series. (I haven’t read Tower of Dawn yet, and tbh, I don’t think I will until the final book is out. I want to get the whole kit and caboodle done with at once.) But listen, y’all – if you’ve read this book, then you know why it took me eight months to formulate my thoughts on it, and then some extra days too. This one is a doozy, and I don’t necessarily mean that in a positive way.
We have arrived at the fourth book in the Throne of Glass series – Queen of Shadows. This book came at an interesting time for me – I waited four months to read it and only picked it up because it fit the criteria for Tome Topple, which is hosted several times each year by Sam over at Thoughts on Tomes. And then it turned out that I ended up in jury duty, so I had some extra time to read during a single week in April. In any case, this book was a doozy, but I read it pretty quickly. And it was a definite improvement on Heir of Fire, so that’s good!
Hello, hi, we’ve made it to the third book in the Throne of Glass series – Heir of Fire. And you know what I thought this book was? A garbage fire. SORRY TO ALL THE FANS OUT THERE. But I was dead bored in the middle and almost gave up the series entirely. In fact, after this one, I put the series away for four months. I KNOW WHAT SJM WAS TRYING TO DO. It made sense once I got through Queen of Shadows. But the getting there? Dudes. This book just did not work for me.
So be prepared for that when you read this review.Read More »
I’m back again with another book review! I’m on a book reviewing bonanza over here, and it’s been kind of fun but also kind of scary because these are well-loved books and I’m just a single person trying to say things about them. I think this one is going to be one of the most difficult for me to talk about, because I loved it so much when I first read it.Read More »
Oooookay, so I’ve been putting off writing this series of reviews for about a year. And then until about the last minute this week too. I can’t figure out how I’m going to write these, so here we go. Mess and all.
Why am I so conflicted? Because these books are PROBLEMATIC, y’all. This first one isn’t so bad, but they get steadily worse as the series goes on. But it’s so well-loved in the book community that stans come after people who are critical of SJM and the books, and I wasn’t sure if I was ready for that when I first read them. But I’m ready now.Read More »