This is a post I’ve been wanting to do for a while but I’ve kind of been iffy because it is kinda controversial, but I really do want to hear everyone’s opinions and share my own so here it is!
Also I’ve only ever done one other discussion type post, but I really enjoyed that so here’s the second of many more!
My thoughts on SJM
Ah okay well here we go. There are lots of opinions on Sarah J Mass, but I love *most* of her books and her writing! I love the world and the characters and they always leave me in some sort of book hangover (which isn’t a great thing but you know, it also kind of is).
I know some people really don’t like her writing and some people think she’s really problematic and I understand that. Sarah J Mass sort of holds a special place in my heart because she was the first YA author I read because of bookstagram. At the time I remember loving all her books! However, I started hearing problematic things about her and her books and I decided to reread them. I reread the ACOTAR series this year and I found the first book problematic. Apparently the third is too and I did talk about that in my review but it’s not anything I noticed and/or drew the conclusion to. ACOMAF was amazing however, but book one and two were just meh to me.
Will I read ACOFAS?
So I wasn’t that excited about ACOFAS but as I said I LOVE the world and the characters so I was still going to pick it up. Ha. Well. I’ve tried picking ACOFAS up three times now and I just can’t get into it. I don’t know if this is a sign or not but I’m not loving it and I’m not feeling it. I still want to pick it up sometime in the future because I want to give the new series a chance, but I feel as though after my reread, I’m just not as in love with the ACOTAR series as I thought I was.
Throne of Glass
I’m also planning to reread the Throne of Glass series in preparation for the release of Kingdom of Ash and honestly I’m scared. If I read it and can identify problems within the series I’ll be glad, because being in the book community has definitely made me more aware and critical of books and that’ll mean *I’ve changed*. Haha I hate that line, but I think it’s a good thing, because while reading is for enjoyment and you shouldn’t (
always) analyse what you read, it’s also good to be able to identify issues and that’s something I was just oblivious to before. I just read for enjoyment and I didn’t even realise that was a thing and I know it sounds incredibly naive but that’s how it was. So yes I’ll be glad of that but I also don’t want to hate it because right now I love the series so much. We’ll see how it goes and I’ll post reviews for the books, but I have this feeling that I’m just going to notice more and more flaws and it’s bad that I don’t really want to but NOSTALGIA
So longer ranty/discussion post today but yeah. Those are my thoughts. Hope you guys found it interesting!
Talk To Me
Do you guys like or dislike SJM and her books? Have you read ACOFAS? Do you find the books problematic? Let me know all your thoughts and opinions!
Until next time,