hello lovely bookoholics ❤ i won’t be doing a www wednesday post today, because i am still in the middle of “throne of glass”. my buddy read with the lovely darque dreamer @darquedreamerreads is still going strong and we both reached the half mark of the book. at this point we wanted you to come along with us, as we are discussing this book. please feel free to chat with us and let us know, what you thought about the first half of the book.
darque dreamer and i talked about the first part of the book and i think that we both agree. we really enjoy this read and this series. down below will be another q&a between us, so keep reading. 🙂 you can also find a different q&a on darque dreamers blog, so head over there. we both are so happy, that we didn’t get spoiled for this book at all. as for me, i don’t know anything. i have no idea how it will develop, what’s going to happen and how the series continues. there is just one thing i know: after reaching the half point and if this book will continue like that, i will definitely be reading the rest of the series. i really enjoy this read and i never thought that i would enjoy it so much. i like the pace, the development, the characters. there’s mystery, there will probably be fantastical elements. what more do you want? 😀
let’s get to the q&a for the first part of the book. be aware, that there will be spoilers, so if you haven’t read the book, YOU ARE WARNED!! 😀
1.) what’ your favorite part so far?
darque dreamer: “My favorite part so far is when Celaena and Nehemia meet for the first time and are having their own conversation. It’s so funny that an assassin can get along so with with someone of royalty, and it was funny that they both were talking about Lady Kaltain. I also loved when Celaena threw the flower pot at Lady Kaltain!!”
coffeeloving_bookoholic: “my favorite part so far is definitely the mystery behind the killings of the champions. it’s so exciting, when you can start guessing and try putting things together. i love a good mystery and i am so curious to find out, what’s behind all that.”
2.) what role is magic going to play in the next half of the book? what do you guess?
darque dreamer: “My guess is that Celaena will recover her magic abilities and that someone will show up wielding magical abilities that will be a big twist in the plot.”
coffeeloving_bookoholic: “i am pretty sure, that celaena will get some magic abilities and she will use them in the fight of the champions.”
we talked about this one a little bit more and we both hope, that celaena will have some kick ass ability, that will surprise us a lot. i really want her to be badass and do some great magic. 😀
3.) what do you think about the “love triangle” so far?
darque dreamer: “Honestly, the love triangle has not gotten in the way yet, so it is pretty pleasant. I do have to say that it could potentially include Nox too. He has shown a lot of interest in Celaena.”
coffeeloving_bookoholic: “usually i really hate love triangles, but so far i am ok with it. i like celaena, dorian and chaol equally, so i am on no one’s side so far. i just hope that it won’t end up with a big heartbreak for someone or ruin friendships. but so far, i am managing well with the love triangle.”
4.) what surprised you the most so far?
darque dreamer: “I think what has surprised me the most so far is how well Celaena has fit in to the court lifestyle, and how moral she can be since she loves to kill.”
coffeeloving_bookoholic: “the biggest surprise for me is how much i am enjoying this book. and not just because of character development or pace or plot. all those things are really good so far. i am enjoying myself reading this. but the biggest surprise is the fun. i am laughing out loud so much and i never thought, that this would happen. there are so many great lines, that make me laugh and i love it. i hope it will continue that way.”
5.) how do you enjoy the writing and any thoughts on narration & POVs?
darque dreamer: “I am really enjoying the writing style so far. It has a good mix of past and present to set the tone and give good character and plot development, and it flows really nicely. I practically devoured the first half of the book!
I really like the way Maas has the multiple POV’s set up. It is not confusing when another POV starts and it gives more insight in to the story and the character thoughts.”
coffeeloving_bookoholic: “the writing is really good. there were never any passages where i was stuck. it’s easy to read and i i basically flew through the first half. as for narration and POV, i didn’t expect that it would be third person. but i don’t mind at all. also the changes between the POVs are smooth and you never loose your position in the book. so far, everything is positive.”
that was our q&a for the first part of “throne of glass”. what do you think? do you agree with our answers? anything you want to add? PLEASE DO NOT SPOIL US!!! 😀
as for me, i am really expecting a big bang in the second half of the book. i want to hear more about celaenas past and where she comes from, because i think magic is playing a huge part in her life and her families life. i want to see her getting a cool magical ability and kick ass 😀 as for the love triangle, please do not break any friendships. please don’t!
we also talked about dorian and his father and we both think, that there will be war! 😀
thanks so much for reading and coming along with us in our journey. as i said, there is another q&a for the first half of the book on darque dreamers blog, so just head over to her blog! 🙂