hello fellow bookworms! ❤ i hope you’re all doing great. i wanted to keep you updated about my book life and i have very special news for you: i will finally be reading “throne of glass” by sarah j. maas. isn’t this exciting? i thought so! 😀
the wonderful and amazing darque dreamer over @darquedreamerreads and i decided to read this book as a buddy read and make a blog event out of it – whooop whooop! as of tomorrow, the 28th of august 2017 our readalong is going to start. we decided to read this book until next sunday, the 3rd of september! there will be questions discussed and we hope you all will participate in our discussion and tell us, what you think. we wanted to bring you guys a long. 🙂
now, you might ask, why just now? and i really don’t have a good answer for that, because i myself am just a little bit afraid of this book. first of all it’s an ongoing series, which means, if i don’t like this book, then there will be a problem. well not really a problem, but it will be kind of sad, because there are so many readers out there, who love that series. which brings me to the second point: there is just so much hype!! hyped books are hit or miss for me. either i love them as every other person does, or i don’t enjoy them at all. so it will be very interesting to find out, which group of readers i belong to. and the last reason, why i am reading this just now: i found a wonderful buddy to read and experience this book with. and i am sooooo excited. buddy reads always are more fun, especially when you can share your experience with others. that’s why this blog event came to life. 🙂
now, darque dreamer and i sent each other three questions at the beginning of this readalong. without further ado i will let you know her and then my answers to my questions:
1.) Why did you decide to read the “Throne of Glass” series and not the ACOTAR series?
darque dreamer: “I do plan on reading the ACOTAR series, but I think what made me decide to start the Throne of Glass series first is the fact that it doesn’t seem as well known as ACOTAR. There is so much hype and controversy over the ACOTAR series, that I kind of feel like letting it all die down before I start it. I want to form my own expectations first before divining in.”
coffeeloving_bookoholic: “there are two reasons, why i wanted to start with “throne of glass” first. i wanted to go in the chronological order, because i wanted to see, how sarah j. maas’ writing develops throughout her books. and secondly, i wanted to start with her YA books, before getting into her new adult books.”
2.) Would you prefer one character’s POV or multiple POV’s? What do you expect at all from the narration?
darque dreamer: “As far as POV’s go, I think it depends on the story. Multiple POV’s have to fit the story and make sense, and not feel like they are jumping around. Single POV’s are good as long as they are not boring. So, I prefer both, depending on the action in the book. In Throne of Glass I am expecting one POV from the way the synopsis reads, but may be okay with multiple POV’s if there is enough going on with the different characters to make sense.”
coffeeloving_bookoholic: “for me it always depends on the book and about how much characters it is. usually i’d like to know, what each character thinks and feels. but sometimes it’s just not possible, because there are too many. and at some point, i also scream: “stop it”. i do not like too many POV’s because it’s hard to always jump between them. i expect more POVs in “throne of glass” and i hope it will be executed well.”
3.) What do you know about the book or series so far and how does that influence your expectations towards it?
darque dreamer: “I honestly don’t know much about the series so far. I have heard the last book in the series has some raunchy sex scenes, which I am not really looking forward to, as I like more left to the imagination. Other than that, I have heard that people enjoy it and its full of action and suspense. I think I can overlook the graphic sex if there is not so much of it, and if the story is exciting enough.”
coffeeloving_bookoholic: “i honestly don’t know anything. like there is a girl assassin and that’s pretty much it. 😀 i do not like to know that much about the books i read, so i am totally fine with not knowing more. i mean, assassin is enough to have me hooked!”
if you want to read more about my and darque dreamer’s expectations, head over to her post for the readalong. please feel free to discuss with us and let us know if you’ve read the books, if you are planning on reading them and if this is a series we can look forward to. 🙂
we will be discussing the first part of the book in a couple of days, so wait for the blog post. and now, there is nothing more to say then: “let’s get started”. 😀