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Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
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bookshelves: 3-star, fantasy, read-2019, young-adult

It was alright, I guess. It's not often that I read a book where the plot carries the story more than the characters, and where my motivation to continue with the series is centred on figuring out how the plot is going to go. There was a lot of narrative and setting inspiration I could glean from it without there being a fairly solidly built world.

Also? Why would a murderer-for-hire care so much about saving strangers? I didn't find out Calaena's (sp, I don't give a damn how it's spelled) personal ethics or morals in this book, and I think it would have been really important to see that, or at least her own conflict with it (to kill, to not kill, etc.)

I'll be reading the sequel, but this wasn't a stand-out book to me. The beginning grabbed me, but I started to lose focus near the middle and especially near the end.
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Reading Progress

May 24, 2016 – Shelved
May 24, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
December 23, 2019 – Started Reading
December 23, 2019 –
page 200
49.26% "Alright, I'm starting to lose interest and belief in Caelaneeaae's (sp) actions. What is her personal code of ethics? How can that justify her actions and values?"
December 26, 2019 – Finished Reading
December 30, 2019 – Shelved as: 3-star
December 30, 2019 – Shelved as: fantasy
December 30, 2019 – Shelved as: read-2019
December 30, 2019 – Shelved as: young-adult

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