Throne of Glass [Review]

Posted February 5, 2015 by Stephanie in Review / 2 Comments

Throne of Glass [Review]Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne of Glass #1
Published by Bloomsbury USA Children's on August 7th 2012
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Pages: 404
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library
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four-half-stars
Series Rating: five-stars
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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.

Title: Throne of Glass
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne of Glass #1
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Magic
Pages: 404
Published By: April 7 2012 by Bloomsbury
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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 three years and then be granted her freedom.

Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilarating. 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.
(Goodreads)

We all bear scars…Mine just happen to be more visible than most.

My name is Celaena Sardothien. But it makes no difference if my name’s Celaena or Lillian or Bitch, because I’d still beat you, no matter what you call me.

This was all she had left–his outstretched hand, and the promise of hope, of something better waiting on the other side of the line.

Libraries were full of ideas–perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.

Names are not important. It’s what lies inside of you that matters.

This is one of the easiest 5 stars, I’ve ever given a book. I have no idea what took me so long to read this first book. It is amazing. I don’t know if it was all the hype or what. But for some reason I always just stared at the book and said ‘Maybe I’ll get this the next time.’ Then one day, I did buy it. And then it sat on my shelf for months. Then the girls over at Bookish were reading it for a read along and I just had to join in on the read along because I love read alongs and I figured why not since I already have the book. WHY DID I NOT READ THIS SOONER!?! I was stupid, clearly. I regret not reading this the second it was published.

Sarah J Maas’ writing is flawless. It’s easy to understand (even though there are some crazy spellings). Her writing is gorgeous. Her character development is spectacular. This is definitely not going to be the last thing I read of Sarah J. Maas’. She is a new Auto Buy author for me. Like, I cannot explain how much I enjoyed this book.

I really enjoyed Celaena. She was definitely my favorite character. But a close second would be Nehemia. I liked her from the beginning and I was really hoping she wouldn’t disappoint me and she didn’t! So, very happy about that! 🙂 Cain and Duke Perrington, ew, you nasty bastards. Kaltain, I hated. But at the end of the book I kind of felt sorry for her.

The boys… I honestly have no idea which one I like more. Or which one I want Celaena to end up with. They are both fantastic on their own. Sure the Prince is a little too frou frou at times but towards the end of the book, I really liked him. And then there is Chaol. Oh how I love that man. He’s perfect. But, I honestly don’t know who I want her with. So, that’s really interesting. I’ve always been on a team and by the end of this book, I didn’t know who’s team to be on. So, great job Sarah J. Maas!

 

Let’s talk about it. Did you read Throne of Glass? Or any other of Sarah’s books? What did you think of them? Leave your thoughts in the comments! 🙂
four-half-stars
Stephanie
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2 responses to “Throne of Glass [Review]

  1. woffles92

    "Why did I not read this sooner?" was the exact reaction I had after reading Throne of Glass. Glad you enjoyed it too!

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