There’s no denying the impact SJ Maas has on the book industry; she is popular and her books loved by so many.
So of course I figure it should be easy to love her too.
I read ACOTAR (A Court of Thorns and Roses) and there’s no denying I read it quickly and found it mostly enjoyable until the trials… ordeal…thingy….look it’s been years. Anyway, the point is that I didn’t go into this set against her. But I knew spoilers for the other books and it just wasn’t a series for me past book one. I have some super stronger opinions on certain things.
I took a long break from her but in the meantime, I did buy the CC (Crescent City Books) and this month I finally read CC I.
It was not a book for me and her writing style in this series was DEFINITELY not for me. And look I’m not going to sit here and bash her because I don’t want anyone to fly at me or to feel ashamed of their reading choices. BUT I WILL SAY THIS.
DENTAL HYGIENE IS IMPORTANT NO MATTER HOW GOOD-LOOKING YOU ARE.
I think it’s a sign though. She and I are just not meant to be. The only thing I have left to try is Throne of Glass and guess what? I plan on trying it. I will go more in-depth in my review of CC and there I will vent my annoyances. Truth be told I should have DNF’ed it but I wanted to read it all the way through after carting that book from Scotland to the US. I felt I had a duty.
Duty my patooty. Next time I’m listening to my friends when they say stop reading that book. It’s rare I get so livid while reading a book.
There are plenty of popular authors I do enjoy and plenty of those not everyone will like either. But we don’t all need to like popular authors, so, no harm no foul.
It seems to be an issue with Maas’s writing style for me and because ToG is supposed to be YA, I’m hoping I will find it a good read. But overall even if I end up liking ToG, I just think I got other authors to read. Too many books, too little time, it’s not her it’s me, and all that jazz.