Turns out that being motivated to blog about bad YA fantasy does not actually change your workload. What’s up with that?
“Celaena walked down a marble hall, her dress flowing behind in a purple and white wave.“
More like a purple prose wave am I right. That joke doesn’t even make sense; the problem with this book isn’t overwriting but the complete absence of anything that isn’t a stock phrase. Aren’t you glad I’m back. Continue reading
Alright guys I’m motivated I’m going to ride this until I get too freaked out about doing Chinese historical research and disappear. Continue reading
The fourth book in this series is currently the number one YA bestseller.
There are much worse things that are bestsellers, but that’s not really a comfort. Continue reading
I’m back! I think. In any case, on to what you’re here for!
Are you ready for some exposition? Sarah J. Maas is!
I borrowed The Sin Eater’s Daughter from work as a test of my YA fantasy instincts. I had a feeling from the blurb that it would prove to be one of those books with some interesting ideas but poor execution. Hey, prove me wrong, Melinda Salisbury!
Melinda Salisbury did not do that.
Chapter four actually starts off better than the last few have, by virtue of some actual character exploration. Celaena is lying on a bed, in the room she’s being housed in until the prince’s party leaves the next morning. It’s a real guest room, not wherever they keep the slaves. Continue reading
Sorry for the delay! Things got rather overwhelming for a bit.
The d after the three up there was a typo, but I couldn’t convince myself to get rid of it.
Last time in Throne of Glass, the chapter ended in the middle of a conversation in what seemed to be a very bad attempt at drawing out tension.
This time in Throne of Glass: the conversation continues from the exact point where it left off!
Seriously why couldn’t this have been one chapter. Continue reading