A to Z Challenge: I Don’t Mind Being Here With You by May12324

Posted April 11, 2016 in A-Z Challenge / Leave a comment!


This is a series that I started reading and never got around to finishing. There’s a lot of hype surrounding it so that makes me nervous. How are you guys with over hyped books? Do you usually enjoy them? Or are you like me and tend to get very, very disappointed and tumble down into a big old book slump? Sound familiar? I know these last couple months have been a struggle for me because I’m getting tired of reading these books that everyone claims are wonderful only to find out it’s the same book we’ve seen 10 times before. I’m hoping this series doesn’t end up like that for me!


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Here we have Celeana and Chaol from the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas. It was drawn by may12324 on DeviantArt. My favourite part of this piece is the dress! She did such a great job on it! That’s also really similar to how I pictured Chaol so I was really impressed with that. This is a digital drawing but it almost looks like it was hand drawn. I love the sketchy elements to it but then I love how there’s still lots of details in her hair and dress. Such a great piece!

throne of glassAbout Throne of Glass

After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.

Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king’s council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she’ll serve the kingdom for four years and then be granted her freedom. Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilirating. But she’s bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her… but it’s the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.

Then one of the other contestants turns up dead… quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.

“I’m sure you dont,” Chaol said dryly, though he met her stare.

“I mean it. Why aren’t you dancing with anyone? Aren’t there ladies whom you like?”
“I’m Captain of the Guard – I’m not exactly a catch for any of them.” There was some sorrow in his eyes, though it was well concealed.
“Are you mad? You’re better than everyone here. And you’re – you’re very handsome,” she said, taking his hand in her free one. There was beauty in Chaol’s face – and strength, and honor, and loyalty. She stoppe dhearing the crowd, and her mouth becamse dry as he stared at her. How had she missed it for so long?

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4 responses to “A to Z Challenge: I Don’t Mind Being Here With You by May12324

  1. i feel your pain. THE HYPE is the worst. I’m kinda irritated with YA right now, but not enough to stop reading (snort). i mean come ON!!! How many books about girl assassins who fall in love do we need? It’s as bad as the sparkly vampire phase.

    • It started out so good too! Girl assassins were great! But now that we’ve seen it 100 times its boring again. I guess that’s just how books work though. It’s better than this whole mental illness / dying of cancer phase that’s going on. That’s just depressing. I know they want to bring awareness to it and everything but the whole falling in love because you’re dying doesn’t really appeal to me.

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