I’m a day late getting this book update up on the blog. Sorry. Yesterday ended up being crazy busy. The book I am reading this week is Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas. I am reading it for book club and didn’t have high expectations but am kind of enjoying it. It’s a rip off of many other stories from Hunger Games to Game of Thrones (even though I haven’t read or seen them I can just tell). It even says on the cover “fans of Game of Thrones and Hunger Games will love it!”.
I feel like it is saved by not taking itself too seriously. It embraces the camp value of the story and I’m enjoying it much more than I expected too. I should finish it today so we will see if I like the ending. Follow me on Goodreads to find out what I thought of the book in the end.
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm.
Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page.
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers.
For mine I am listening to it in audiobook so I don’t have the page number but have the timecode.
Here’s my teaser from 8hr:47m of Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas
“Irritated but slightly curious he grabbed her arm. Her turquoise eyes glittered as she stared at his hand and his heart quickened when her gaze rose to his face. Yes, sweaty as she was, she was beautiful”
That’s actually a really great quote to show you the fun, silly feel of this book. It’s not great literature but I’m having a good time reading it.
Here’s the publisher’s summary if you are wondering what it is about:
“In a land without magic, where the king rules with an iron hand, an assassin is summoned to the castle. She comes not to kill the king, but to win her freedom. If she defeats twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition, she is released from prison to serve as the king’s champion. Her name is Celaena Sardothien.
The Crown Prince will provoke her. The Captain of the Guard will protect her. But something evil dwells in the castle of glass–and it’s there to kill. When her competitors start dying one by one, Celaena’s fight for freedom becomes a fight for survival, and a desperate quest to root out the evil before it destroys her world.”
Doesn’t that sound fun? It really is a fun, silly, easy read.