Thursday, February 11, 2016

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

This book is awesome. Well, all books are awesome.

Sarah J. Maas captures the darkness of a suspenseful action mystery and the light of a beautiful romance- or perhaps two, and somehow twists it all together to make this book.
This book is in third person in Celaena's perspective, with occasional perspective changes.
Celaena Sardothien is no ordinary person. She is an assassin- the most feared in the land. But, she was captured, and sent to Endovier, a prison camp, to suffer. She is extremely talented and skillful with the art of killing. But that's not her only strength. She is offered a chance for freedom, to win a competition against twenty three others to be the King's Champion. Being the King's Champion would mean being his own personal assassin- and to work for him. Celaena is charming and gives off a very open and cheerful vibe, but is very temperamental and holds a lot of dark secrets inside. I personally love Celaena, she is a very cheeky and arrogant person, but she has the skills to make up for it.
In the plot, two men fall in love with Celaena, but they don't even figure it out themselves. One is hardened and callous, and the other is flirty and flamboyant. However, they both gradually open up to Celaena as they get to know her more.
The setting is in a glass/stone castle. There are secrets inside the walls, and it gives off an ominous and mysterious feeling. I was really nervous while I read it, slowly and agonizingly turning the next page.
Did I love it? Did I hate it? I loved this book! (Well, I love all books...)
I recommend this book for readers who love action mystery and romance all mixed together!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

This book is awesome. Well, all books are awesome.

This book is mainly composed of romance and a bit of action. It is in third person but is in Shahrzad's perspective, mainly. It also switches points of views.
 This book takes you into the story and leaves you wondering what will happen next. I found myself honestly very confused and lost after the prologue, but of course being who I am, I am always lost. Later on, though, I found myself thinking, Ohhh. However, you may get lost because there is a lot of new terminology, as this is supposedly set in an earlier time period. It also uses plenty of figurative language, which is wonderful, unless you don't understand figurative language all that well.
  This book is also very mysterious, and it builds up a lot until the end. I had so many questions exploding within me, and not all of them were answered at the end. (Ahhh!)
  The main character, Shahrzad is extremely clever and headstrong. She keeps a lot of secrets. She is very loyal and always tries to stick to her first intent. You may find yourself groaning like I did at her thoughts (depending on your ship, of course). She is also skilled, and has a very quick and sharp tongue. I found myself laughing at her smart retorts. You could say she has a silver tongue. She has a figurative wall around her, and is usually quick to strike others verbally.
   The other main character, Khalid- the boy-king, as others call him, is also very mysterious as well. He is very irritating at first, but when you get to know him, he is very different than what you might imagine. He is very closed at the beginning of the story.
   You may get frustrated with the movement of the plot (It's going too fast! It's going too slow!), and I got extremely frustrated with Shahrzad because of her thinking and whatnot. (Of course, frustration is definitely okay. How else would there be a plot?)
   Do I like this book? Hate it? Well~, I loved it! (Then again, I love almost every book, so...)
If you like different POVs, wonderful imagery, action, and romance, this book is most definitely for you.