A Book That Disappointed Me (18)

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Day 18: A book that disappointed you

Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)

The most disappointing aspect was that we kept being told that Celaena was the world’s greatest, most feared assassin, yet no one was afraid of her and she didn’t murder anyone.

She was a terrible fighter who was reduced to a damsel in distress, and although she kept talking about how easily she could kill people, she always failed to deliver on her boasting.

She was also the most entitled character I’ve ever read, which seemed inconsistent with her backstory of working in a slave camp.

She wanted to be treated as special and was rude to royalty until it suited the plot for her to apologise.

There was a huge discrepancy with what we were told and what we were shown.

See my review here.

Nemo
Nemo

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A lover of kittens and all things sparkly, Nemo has a degree in English Literature and specialises in reviewing contemporary, paranormal, mystery/thriller, historical, sci-fi and fantasy Young Adult fiction. She is especially drawn to novels about princesses, strong female friendships, magical powers, and assassins.

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9 thoughts on “A Book That Disappointed Me (18)

    1. Nemo

      I know, so many people LOVe this series. But a lot of those people have said Book #2 is better than Book #1. Maybe it’s just me…

  1. Natalie Monroe

    YES TO ALL! I honestly don’t get the love for this series. Celaena beats it into our skulls that she’s the best assassin eva, but doesn’t even wake up when random strangers enter her room. She’d be assassinated twelve times by now.

    1. Nemo

      That’s how I felt about it, too. It certainly demonstrated how inept she was. I just couldn’t believe all her bragging.

    1. Nemo

      I know, I’ve heard it’s very good, but I’m still recovering after the epic burning of Book #1… like, how can I trust the author when the first book was so fail?

  2. Eilonwy

    I’ve been thinking of reading this trilogy now they’re all out, but your list of issues here (plus your review) is making me re-think that. It seems VERY disappointing if it’s the book you picked for this list!

  3. Hebe

    Throne of Glass REALLY annoyed me too. Like, the author didn’t seem interested at all in any of the plot apart from the stupid love triangle, and the Tests are just a disappointing and puzzling rip-off of the Hunger Games. People keep telling me that the second one is much better, but tbh there are so many other books I want to read more.

    1. Nemo

      I’m so glad you agree with me. especially with the popularity of the series on the whole and Maas in particular as an author, I feel like a bit of a black sheep being disappointed in Throne of Glass.

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