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Jun. 3rd, 2018


[info]katara

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Title: The Assassin and the Healer (Throne of Glass 0.2)
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Format: Epub
Rating: 1/5
Status: Finished
Reading Date: June 2, 2018 to June 3, 2018
Book Summary: Meet the Assassin: beautiful, defiant, destined for greatness. Celaena Sardothien has challenged her master. Now she must pay the price. Her journey to the Red Desert will be an arduous one, but it may change the fate of her cursed world forever...
Book Review: I hate not liking a book.

This has been the norm for me lately. I try out books that have accumulated a massive fanbase and end up hating something about it.

Currently I have a strong dislike Celaena. I had a strong hope that this short novella would redeem her in some way. Instead, she seemed more full of herself as well as holier-than-thou attitude. Please don't get me wrong I understand that saving someone from certain death you want to offer advice to not go outside alone but when you pretty much lay the blame at the victim's feet, then really you need to be slapped in the face.

For now, I think it is best that I put the rest of this series down for the time being. I may try to pick it up at a later date.

Jun. 2nd, 2018


[info]katara

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Title: The Assassin and the Pirate Lord (Throne of Glass 0.1)
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Format: Epub
Rating: 1.5/5
Status: Finished
Reading Date: June 1, 2018 to June 2, 2018
Book Summary: A Throne of Glass novella.

On a remote island in a tropical sea, Celaena Sardothien, feared assassin, has come for retribution. She’s been sent by the Assassin’s Guild to collect on a debt they are owed by the Lord of the Pirates. But when Celaena learns that the agreed payment is not in money, but in slaves, her mission suddenly changes—and she will risk everything to right the wrong she’s been sent to bring about.
Book Review: This series was part of my book club's book of the month. Actually the first book is but I hate getting into a series without going in order. I thought that since these books are pretty much easy reading this would be a piece of cake and I would find a new series to enjoy.

Unfortunately this turned out to not be the case at all.

I found the lead female to be nearly Mary Sueish in character. She was annoying as hell, young, full of attitude that made her seem like she had a stick so far up her ass that it had probably been lodged there since birth, and a plain out spoiled brat. Seriously I want to know why no one has taken over their knee and beaten her ass. During the beginning of this book, she really seems like she needed it.

Does Celeana ever become likeable in this series? Because if she doesn't, I feel this entire series will be tossed over onto the "Not Gonna Touch These Again" pile.