Monday, January 18, 2016

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass #1)

Title: Throne of Glass

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Page Count: 404 (Hardcover)

Publishing: Bloomsbury

My Rating: 4.75/5 Stars (but basically 5 ok)

Synopsis: "An alternate cover edition can be found here.

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." -Goodreads

I love this book. I love these characters. I love this world.

Celaena is a beautiful individual. There are so many people that hate on her character and her arrogance, but truthfully I love it about her because she packs a punch. She has this confidence. She knows she's worked hard for what she can do and she's proud of it. She knows she's beautiful and she doesn't care if anyone else thinks so or not. She shows that other people's opinions do not change her own.

I loved how there was the main story of the contest of who will become the Kings assassin, and then there was also this secondary story arc that was intertwining along with that. I love how Sarah J. Maas created this mystery that kept you guessing of who was behind this plan on the side. I had some obvious guesses, but it wasn't until it was about to reveled that I got close with my guesses.

My faults with this book were minor and were not relevant enough for me dislike the book. I didn't like the love triangle. I think Celaena is better off alone for right now. I want her character to grow before we have a love interest become a part of her and her story. I also didn't understand the point of Kaltain's character or her pov. I never understood her importance, but I ignored her for the most part.


  1. Haha seeing this review reminds me that I need to write my own review for this book...

    1. I have quite a few reviews I need to catch up on...

  2. Now I really can't wait to read Throne of Glass!

    1. I adored Throne of Glass! I had an enhanced experience because I buddy read it with my friend Sierra (: I hope you enjoy it!!