Throne of Glass Read Along Post #1

Posted January 15, 2015 by Stephanie in / 0 Comments

Title: Throne of Glass
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Read Along Hosted By: Bookish Book Blog
Series: Throne of Glass #1
Published: August 2, 2012 by Bloomsbury

In a land without magic, where the king rules with an iron hand, an assassin is summoned to the castle. She comes not to kill the king, but to win her freedom. If she defeats twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition, she is released from prison to serve as the king’s champion. Her name is Celaena Sardothien.
The Crown Prince will provoke her. The Captain of the Guard will protect her. But something evil dwells in the castle of glass–and it’s there to kill. When her competitors start dying one by one, Celaena’s fight for freedom becomes a fight for survival, and a desperate quest to root out the evil before it destroys her world.

1. Did you read The Assassin’s Blade? If so, do you think it enhanced your reading of Throne of Glass? If you haven’t, do you plan to go back and do so before continuing with the series?
I have not read the novellas. I most likely will. I just don’t know when. πŸ™‚ I’m probably going to want to get as much of this world as I can. So…yea.

2. Who do you think is behind the Champions murders?
I kind of want to say the Crown Prince. But I have no idea.

3. Thus far, what are some of your favorite scenes from Throne of Glass?
I love the conversations between Celaena and Chaol. Whether they are bantering or actually friendly. I just think that they meld so well together! And I love reading about them. However, Dorian has some pretty sweet scenes, too. Ugh, I don’t know. I just know that I already love this book!

4. Have you tried sticking to Sarah’s pronunciations or did you make up your own way to say all these names?
Surprisingly, I’ve been sticking with Sarah’s pronunciations. It’s not hard considering half the time I’m listening to the audiobook. It’s just funny when I go back to the paperback, some of the names sound much different than they look. πŸ™‚

5. Is this the first time you’ve read Thron of Glass? Were you like Andrea and Jessica and completely unsure as to why you waited so long to read it? Or, if you reread it for the Read Along, did your reading experience change from the first time?
This is the first time. And I’m most definitely like Andrea and Jessica and completely unsure of why the hell I didn’t read this sooner. Granted I only bought the book back in September. But still, even that is too long!

6. Okay, let’s just get into this: As of this moment, who are you more fond of–Chaol or Dorian?
I’m definitely way more fond of Chaol! πŸ™‚ I like Dorian, but I prefer Chaol all the way!

7. What do you think about Princess Nehemia and her friendship with Celaena? Are you a fan, or are you giving the princess a side-eye?
To be honest, I’m thinking that I am really liking her and I’m hoping she doesn’t let me down.

8. How are we liking Nox? Do you think he’ll end up as someone to count on in the future, or should we not trust him?
I haven’t made up my mind about Nox yet.

9. The writing! Are you loving Sarah’s writing as much as I am? Because seriously–it is so gorgeous.
Actually, I am in love with the writing. I think that it is beautifully done!

10. Do you have any predictions for the rest of the book? Anyone finding out Lady Lillian’s real identity? Betrayals? More friendships? (If you’ve already read the other half, skipping this one would probably be best. Ha.)
I think some kind of betrayal is going to happen, I’m just not sure who from.

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0 responses to “Throne of Glass Read Along Post #1

  1. Deanna.Vasso

    I like Chaol better too, but I honestly wouldn't care if she ended up with Dorian. I was the same way with Katniss in the hunger games. I don't think her story is defined by her love interest. I also have NO idea who is killing the champions! I like your theory about the Crown Prince. Maybe he wants to make sure she wins.

  2. I guess I wouldn't mind Dorian either. But I'd prefer her with Chaol. But you're right, her story is not defined by her love interest. πŸ™‚ And that's where my head was going. Maybe Dorian is trying to make sure that she becomes his champion.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  3. 1) Read the novellas! Do it now! lol

    2) Oooh, I like that theory! That really would be a twist if it's him.

    3) I think Celaena and Chaol have an awesome friendship and report between the two of them. She really is able to be herself with him and not put on an act. Dorian is witty/snarky and I think I love him lol

    4) I stuck to them too. It took me a while and a bit of flipping back to the pronunciation guide, but I like the way they sound.

    5) I haven't started Crown of Midnight yet, don't know why . . .

    6) I'm not really one or the other myself. I liked her relationship with Dorian, but I wasn't convinced he's the right one. But nor am I convinced Chaol is either. Guess I'll have to keep reading πŸ™‚

    7) My fingers are crossed that she's a "good guy" lol

    8) I love Nox! There's just something so trustworthy about him.

    9) She's fabulous. I want to live in her words lol

    10) Bum, bum, bum! I finished the book already so I don't want to say too much on this one πŸ˜€

  4. 1. I plan on reading the novellas! πŸ™‚ I just have to acquire them first πŸ™‚
    2. I know I really like that theory and it'd be kind of awesome if it went that way πŸ™‚
    3. I agree and I agree. I do love Dorian, but I think I love Chaol more.
    4. They are pretty aren't they?
    5. You will start it soon. πŸ™‚ I'm sure of it. Maybe we can do another read along with that one separate from the TBR Pile challenge? I'll join in. Or host that one so you could at least participate without being too busy on Bookish. πŸ™‚
    6. I think I just want Chaol to myself… πŸ™‚
    7. πŸ™‚
    8. Maybe I'll feel that way by the end.
    9. I KNOW!
    10. πŸ˜€ I'll get there soon! πŸ™‚


  5. I wouldn't mind if the whole potential love interest story lines could go away,as I think those scenes often portray Calaena as a bit bubble-headed. Even with her witty banter, I have a hard time believing a cold-blooded killer, as she is allegedly supposed to be, would get that flustered and blush-y around a man.

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