Monday, September 26, 2016
Book Review: Throne of Glass
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Released: August 7th, 2012
Read: September 2016
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children's
Format: Paperback, 404 Pages
Description from Goodreads:
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.
After reading the Court of Thorns and Roses books, I needed more Maas! So I turned to these books, after talking with a fellow blogger. Woah, am I glad I did!! This book was amazing, even though it had a bit of a slow start. It got so good though! Calaena is an amazing heroine, who is super badass, and is the coolest assassin ever! Her love triangle is a little "same old, same old", but her character makes it ok! I rarely buy full price books (I LOVE the library!), but I bought this one when I had read only 100 pages! I can't wait to read the rest of the series, and it makes me so happy to know that many more are on their way! I cannot say enough positive things about this novel, you just have to read it yourself!
“Still, the image haunted his dreams throughout the night: a lovely girl gazing at the stars, and the stars who gazed back.”
― Sarah J. Maas, Throne of Glass
Recommended for people who enjoy: fantasy, romance, adventure, mysteries
P.S. Watch out for my reviews of the next books in the series!