The thing about Sjm's books is that they affect you in ways you may not notice at first.
I read Throne of Glass a couple of weeks ago, and when Celaena kept telling herself "I will not be afraid", I thought oh whatever get on with it.
But just now I had to talk to someone that scares the shit out of me, and I found myself thinking "I am tired of being scared. I will not be afraid." And I remembered how Celaena got over her fear and accomplished so many things, and it helped. I went and talked to that person, and I got what I wanted.
And a while back, I was having a hard time getting over a past trauma of mine that somehow just came back to the surface, and reading about Feyre's struggle in ACOMAF helped a lot. "Only you can decide what breaks you" is one of my favorite quotes ever.
So thank you, Sarah J Maas, for creating such inspirational and real female protagonists.
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