Throne of Glass by Sarah J. MaasThere's not much more I can say on this fantastic book that hasn't already been said a thousand times, but here's a list of them:
- After rereading this after finished The Assassin's Blade (a bind up of the series novellas) I definitely found that I appreciated and connected with Celaena's character more.
- I feel like I am the only one who actually thinks Dorian and Celaena would make a better pair than Chaol and Celaena (however I do feel bad for Chaol in saying this, and I also have not yet read Crown of Midnight which I have a feeling may change things).
- I really wanted to hear more about the Tests. There was enough action throughout for me not to mind too much, but I feel like more of them could have been included.
172 Hours on the Moon by Johan HarstadI'm going to be blunt: The first half of this book was too boring for me. I mean, they didn't even get to the moon until this point. The only reason I kept going until this point was that I'd heard some really good things about this book, and I was intrigued by the little hints dropped here and there in the first half. I didn't connect with the characters, and that's certainly part of why I didn't end up liking this as much as I could have. I'm terrified of space as it is (in a "There is no end to it! How is that possible? You could just go on forever until you died!" kind of way) and this book has solidified that fear for me! The ending was kind of awesome - it was just disappointing that it took so long to get to the point of the story. It seemed like there was so much unnecessary detail in the beginning.
If you've read any of these books, please share your thoughts (especially on the 172 Hours - I'm interested to hear what people liked in the first half), and I will have another post up soon! :)