Hey there! I was wondering about how you like the TOG series. I was planning to read it so I looked up some reviews and they were so mixed? And a good number were negative. They said that the main character was cliche and shallow and didn't live up to the badass assassin premise. Others said the plot and the world wasn't interesting enough. What do you think? Cuz I really want to read it! I'm in love with the ACOWAR series but if TOG isn't good then I don't want to waste my time. TYSM!
I think that if you dislike something you are more likely to post a review about it, and I think people like sharing negative opinions. I happen to adore Throne of Glass, and I prefer it to ACOTAR actually. Celaena Sardothien, who is the main character is my favourite character of all time. Her vanity is part of her being a flawed character, but I wouldn’t even classify it as a flaw tbh.
Woman are told not to find themselves attractive and if they do then they are shallow and vain. Celaena knows that she is pretty and isn’t shy about her confidence, and she is quite charming and cheeky about it, I think we all need role models who are comfortable in their own skin, like that’s amazing and there is too little of it. I personally am sick to death of the Plain-Jane, Clumsy, Dull™ female characters that are obviously not those things that have just saturated YA literature. Celaena is a breath of fresh air from that and her growth as a character is amazing almost a complete 180.
Also I’d say that the people writing those reviews didn’t read passed book 2. It’s the same jump in how interesting the story gets as there was between ACOTAR and ACOMAF.