Honestly one of the reasons why I love the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas is Aelin’s numerous boyfriends. Growing up as a teen while reading this was extremely mind opening. It really connected with the real world in the sense that the first person you love might not be your last. A dream that’s constantly played in all Disney movie tropes. That true love is made from a single look.
Instead we follow a young girl that’s pushed through humiliating and brutal trials. Watching as they change her and morph her thinking. Each lover representing a different time of her life and almost a completely different type of Aelin/Cealena. Even so her true mate turns out to be someone she originally hated. This gave me the impression that the strongest couples first evolve from friendships. Sure, not all close couples do, but having that strong relationship and “best friend” level of trust is extremely important. Seeing the Aelin and her mate work together as friends was really helpful.
It helped me see that you need to look at a person for their values and mind and ability to make you laugh over anything else especially over physical appearance. And to give everyone a chance, because everyone is capable of love and deserves to love and be loved.
So thank you Sarah, for letting Aelin fall in love and out of love and make mistakes and not always be the toughest girl out there. And to know that that is okay. That that is perfectly normal.
Y'all this beautiful man. Is CHAOL SEXY MOTHER FUCKING WESTFALL.
• HES 22 about to be 23
• he’s British, plus he has a deep voice which is hot.
• he’s 6'2" I know an inch taller than CHAOL but still.
• he has brown hair brown eyes. Plus he looks good with scruff. Look at the jaw line.
• he works out like A LOT!
His name is Harry Rowley and he’s CHAOL Westfall in my mind.