I’m finally getting around to reading Kingdom of Ash, it’s so hard to read though! The writing is pretty small and I often like to read one handed which is super difficult with this mega heavy book! It’s taken me a little while to get back into it but I think I’m finally getting back into the swing of it! Have you read this already? If so did you enjoy it? Keep all answers spoiler free please 🖤
Woah... another Kingdom of Ash post, who is surprised?
I made it a bit further now, on page 100ish. Still skipping a few chapters though, oops 🙃 hopefully I’ll be able to stop skipping the more intense chapters soon and be able to read uninterrupted!
Still obsessed with this Aelin @litbalm 😍 I kinda wish I got the Rowan one, too, even though I don’t really like him 😅 I’m so excited for my KoA Wondermail which should be coming soon!
Ah, I need all the Throne of Glass merch, ASAP, but I’ve gone on a sort-of ban until I’ve finished the series. It’ll definitely happen by the end of the year, but we’re getting a bit close to the end of the month, so I probably won’t be done reading in November like I’d hoped.
Today’s tag @pryngols // #moonlightbooktag
💥 British or French Accent: French
☀️ Homebody or Adventurer: Somewhere in between
🔥 Mainstream or Unique: Unique!
🌟 Creative or Logical: Creative
🌜Goofy or Graceful: Goofy
⭐️ Ambitious or Easygoing: Easygoing
✨ Easy or Hard to Please: Easy
#BookNerdsNov18 - Changing weather / Character that changed their tune
(Celaena Sardothinan - need I say more?)
#TheYASisters - Favourite bookish merch
(Honestly I love all bookish merch, however I am a sucker for good design and packaging and these little @litbalms have the most adorable labels 😍)
#SlayThoseSeries2018 - Oldest series on your TBR
(I don’t know the exact oldest, but this series has been on my TBR since early 2012 and had survived the massive book purge I had in 2014 ... so it deserves the spot)
Misc Mondays! First of all, there are no spoilers here as I havent read 'Kingdom of Ash' yet! But my overactive brain was like "what if @therealsjmaas actually kills Aelin???!" and before I knew it, BAM! This poem had tumbled out of me.
But anyway, I had fun, so, enjoy! Haha
Oops. Tea spilt 🍵. Also I am sorry if any of you out there actually like Maeve but I’m pretty sure the majority don’t. And don’t get me wrong I usually love villains I think their super interesting and the most “realistic” out of all characters (if u know what I mean) but Maeve is just a mother fucking sadist 🤷♀️
This rambling is not a review and not a synopsis - it is just a rambling.
When the first stories evolved through the oral tradition, magic and folklore mingled and enthralled the public. Classical mythology is as such replete with such stories. Whether we read our Indian folklore or otherwise, magic has been an integral part of our literature.
Myth makers, folklore writers, world weavers - fantasy writers have the highest regard ❤️ So when I came across the phenomenon of Sarah J Maas in the #YA community and her #ThroneofGlass series, I was indeed interested.
I was deep into literary fiction at that time and the YA catch phrase was just catching up in the Indian subcontinent. So I read this series not as YA fiction but as #fantasy , and as some might say high fantasy. I started this series with no expectations whatsoever. What does an assassin have to do with fantasy? Am I really interested to be invested into new characters? Why do I even want to get into some new fantasy when I see most of them taking subtle points from Tolkien verse? Human, witch, Far and Valg - characters from this series and much more.
Why do we read fantasy at all?
When Tolkien wrote The Lord of the Rings, he wrote it as a commentary on the effects of industrialization and the World Wars. Maas does not do so - write with an agenda (I feel). But when I see the diversity within the epic fantasy, I definitely wish for me. So when Aelin demands for a home for all - all with their differences, I want to believe that. I read and I waited to see the series end. The characters reminding me time and again why fantasy and the spirit of the epic is needed in life. Why I read at all - an escape into another world.
Throne of Glass was promising right from the beginning. Maas has the capability of pulling a magnificent epic but she fails on so many accounts in terms of plot lines. But she had my attention throughout.
New video about the most random book release EVER. @therealsjmaas YOU CAN'T DO THIS TO ME #throneofglass#collectorsedition (Watch the vid of me unboxing it on my YT channel, link in bio please I'm desperate)
“Because destroying a symbol can break the spirits of men as much as blood shed.” -
I’m so happy I finally had some time to read and relax. This is definitely one of my favorite books.