REVIEW: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

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Now into the review:

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Title: Throne of Glass

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Series: Throne of Glass

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA

Release Date: August 7th, 2012

ISBN: 9781599906959


Goodreads Summary:

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.


My Thoughts:

I wasn’t overly intrigued by this novel but it wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be. Going into this book, I knew that there would be grueling fights. But with the help of some good ole’ foreshadowing, it was simple to figure out who the winner would be. I hate when you can easily foreshadow a book. But this particular book, I wasn’t able to absolutely predict it.

So, this book was basically my first book set in a fantasy world, not including Harry Potter. it was nice to have a little switch from Urban Fantasy. I really enjoyed how the whole book took place in different places; starting out in the Endovier Salt Mines and then moving all the way to the castle. Bonus** the book includes a map so its like a total score!

I always lead towards liking main characters best but, for once, that didn’t happen. I fell in love with Nehemia’s character. She was so unique compared to everyone else at the castle and was such an amazing companion to Celaena. And god I am so screwed. Dorian or Chaol? Who to choose? Okay, so in my opinion, I think that Chaol and Celaena are amazing together. But, then again, I also really liked Dorian.

So that’s it for this review!

Happy reading everyone!

~Alaina

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