For some ridiculously deluded reason I decided to throw away common sense and faceplant into the Game of Thrones series. STUPID idea. Now I’m far too emotionally involved. I mean, yes, there was a small window of opportunity to be a calm and detached fan. But BAH. I tripped and accidentally let these books consume my entire brain.
I’ve officially finished the second book: A Clash of Kings.
I’m exhausted. Also excited. It was good but not great. The beginning had me in a catatonic stage of sheer boredom, but the ending was marvellous.
But remember how, back in May, I walked you through my Game of Thrones journey with gif reactions? GUESS WHAT. It’s time for that again. Because it’s fun and because I love gifs.
And if you’d like to see a gif-less review, I have one of those too. I’m accommodating like that.
\\ SPOILER WARNING: There will be spoilers for book 1, probably, and maybe small spoilers for book 2 //
What could possibly hurt me now? Hmm?
This is an unforeseen set of circumstances. I hope it’ll get better
To be honest we spend more time in the people’s Point-Of-Views who I care 2% about INSTEAD OF being more focused on the ones (aka Jon) that I care a lot about. And when things get even slightly interesting — BOOM — we change POVs. #frustrated
Basically this is everyone’s attitude.
But everything felt so chill I didn’t believe them.
You can argue with me that he’s not the WORST character out there, and it’s true! He’s not! But I despise him because he’s so vain and pathetic. He’s like a slimy but yet destructive cucumber that can’t stop his downward spiral into cruelty. Also, he’s especially horrible to women. I hate Theon.
Everyone is stupid. I can see this all going badly. Stahp. Even you, Renly, how dare you ever be happy.
I’ve heard there’s a Game of Thrones cookbook?! I WANT IT. The descriptions are delicious and very vivid. I’ve heard this called Foodie Fantasy and I 100% agree. There is no downside to that either.
This series does bring out the worst in me, I fear.
How long can they survive their author? I have an incredible soft spot for Jon, Arya, Sansa, Samwell, The Hound, Tyrion, Bran, and Gendry.
Remember how I was whining that nothing was happening and nobody was dying? YEAH. I WISH FOR THOSE DAYS.
A little dry at times, yes. But on a whole…the deceptions and the manipulations and the character development and the plot strands that twist to join up — it’s all so detailed and incredible. I AM IN AWE.
Not many people die though. But you know, what? While I’m reading I don’t know that, so I spend 98% of the time being stressed about my favourite characters. The STRESS is there. But in the end? It’s almost anti-climatic. Although, don’t get me wrong: there are deaths that make me sad.
*breaks down sobbing*
I ended up giving A Clash of Kings 4-stars, even though the beginning bored me half to death. I think it’s because I’m really involved in the world. It’s such a big world. Most of the YA fantasies I read are small worlds and everyone is very infatuated with their little bubble (basically their love-interest and handful of people they need to fight). I just adore the politics of a bigger world and the army tactics and the sly trickery.
My biggest favourites in this book were definitely Tyrion, Jon (duh), Arya and Sansa. I’m just glad they survived, geesh, you know how painful it is worrying about them for 800+ pages?! EXHAUSTING.
I need a small holiday on a deserted island that I ideally own.