anonymous

    Hey deah! So I’ve read six of crows and it’s one of my fav books but I was never rly planning on reading the other grisha books cuz I’ve seen quite mixed reviews but now that the tv series is coming I’m q tempted to read the grisha books cuz I wanna know what’s going on beyond just the soc characters. Anyway basically I just wanted to ask if you’d recommend the grisha trilogy and how does it compare to the soc books? Thank u!!

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    hello! soc is the better series by FAR. the trilogy is nowhere near as well put together (bardugo's prose improved SO much in between series), but admittedly it was still a very fun read. I have quite a few issues with the way it all plays out, it is a pretty standard YA fantasy heroine story with very few surprises, but I chalk the lack of complexity to the different target audience ages (the standards should definitely be raised, and I'm hoping the show elevates it further).

    alina starkov has a lot of heart though, I love her, and most of the other characters are fun (one advantage tgt has over soc is that there's actually no one anywhere near as insufferable as matthias). I did find it helpful to understand the world/grisha concept better because even though soc was enjoyable without all that information, having the context made rereading soc+ck better.

    I got through tgt in a week, so if you're happy to have a quick read you could give it ago. or maybe wait to see if the show makes you curious about anything.

    anonymous

    deah I just got called a "sick cunt" by an Australian man and I do not know if he meant it in a good or bad way 😳

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    sgdhhdgsgshshsgd I Mean... most importantly if you don't feel comfortable being referred to as such whether it's meant positively or negatively I do advise voicing your concerns! but as a general conversational guide:

    siccunt (sick cunt with no space between the word): a good thing! playful compliment between mates

    shitcunt: always an insult

    cunt (singular): goes either way, depends on tone and context

    cunts (group of people): always an insult

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