I just can't finish this one. I had really high expectations, but the reasoning for my dislike may be more of a personal preference.
The 2 things that kept me from continuing: 1. Celaena, I despised her! There is a fine line between confidence and arrogance, and she definitely crossed it. She was also extremely vain. Those things added together made me hate her. 2. The romance.
If I'm being honest, I probably should have done more research before buying it. It was heavy on romance and light on the action. Celaena was supposed to be so awesome, the best assassin, beautiful, smart, yada yada yada. Why did she have to tell
me? Why couldn't she show
me? All she seemed to worry about was her clothes and the dirt under her fingernails. Psh, my 2 year old whines less.
They promised me an assassin not a princess!