Just wondering, why do you hate Sarah J Maas??? Jw
oh boy. Anon, I could type out an entire novel as to why I am pretty much off of the sjm train, but I will keep it brief.
1. She consistently glorifies abusive relationships/characters. If you would like to read more about this and see how terrifying it is, lots of people have posts about it. I could find some for you if you want.
2. Her writing is about as diverse as a block of wisconsin cheddar cheese. Seriously, all of the main characters are white except for Nesryn, who was written out in EoS. All of the main characters are straight except for Aedion, who condemns his past relationships with guys. Everyone is beautiful and able-bodied, except Chaol, who again, got written off in eos!! She goes on and on about how important diversity is but then says she doesn’t want to force it. Please.
3. IMO, she has an inflated sense of her writing abilities. She seems to think of the tog world as something as intricate as Westeros or Middle Earth, which…it isn’t………
4. Okay but really, she wants to be GRRM so bad. Calling Aelin “the queen that was promised.” If you have not read asoiaf (idk if its in the show) “the prince that was promised” is a huge deal. Also, has anyone else noticed how much Aelin seems like a watered down version of Daenerys Targaryen? At least in asoiaf it is made pretty clear that Dany is not a great person.
5. A bunch of her famous quotes are lifted out of other people’s work.
Bottom line, I think Throne of Glass started out as a great series and got derailed when Sarah decided that she and Aelin were the greatest things to happen to ya fantasy. I would gladly point you in the direction of more posts on the subject, or poc or lgbtq+ people as I am neither. Thanks for asking and I hope this makes sense!
Notes: This takes place about six months after the end of Pinky Promise. It can technically standalone, but I’d recommend reading it as the introduction to the next fic in the series, which will be posted soon.
Draco fucking hates
Monthly Sunday Brunches with his father.
He has to wear a tie
and laugh at Lucius’s god-awful Hank Hill impressions and order something bland and boring and All-fucking-American because that ugly asshole editor at
the Huffington Post—who had gone to, like, a public school in fucking Ohio
and live-Tweeted his most recent
re-watch of The Cable Guy, like, come
the fuck on—had decided putting lox
on a goddamn bagel was culturally
It’s half past ten and Draco can’t even get drunk.
And he couldn’t invite Hermione because they aren’t married yet and he couldn’t invite Theo
because Theo’s mother is a Democrat and while he could
theoretically have invited Blaise because of the whole minority votersthing, Blaise
had been too busy, like, brooding about
Daphne breaking up their weird little threesome, and he’d just thrown a box of
Thin Mints at Draco’s head when he’d tried to, like, physically coerce him. Or
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