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Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas Book Review

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)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 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.
I’ve been putting off reading Throne of Glass for a while, so I was so happy to finally read it when it was chosen as last week's “What’s Next? pick. Why did I wait so long to read it? The world in Throne of Glass was so well developed and I loved all the main characters. Throne of Glass is easily one of the best fantasy books I've ever read! 

Throne of Glass follows Celaena, an assassin who enters a competition in an attempt to regain her freedom after having escaped an deadly prison camp. There wasn’t too much shown of Celaena actually practicing being an assassin, but as a person, she was awesome. Despite being arrogant, she was clever and did seem to have a good heart.

One of the best love triangles I’ve read in a while was in Throne of Glass, and I have a definite opinion on which guy I prefer. Dorian, the prince, was nice but his personality seemed to just to be somewhat silly and shallow. Chaol, on the other hand, was so incredible! His distrust of Celaena in the beginning turned in to friendship, and I’m really hoping they’ll be some romance with them in the next book.

The main reason I’ve never enjoyed fantasy that much would probably have to be because the world that the plot’s set in ends up being confusing to me. That definitely wasn’t the case in Throne of Glass, since I thought the world was fascinating and I’m curious to learn more about it. All the kingdoms and the way things were run were both so well described.

Lastly, I especially loved reading about the mystery wrapped up in both the plot and the competition. Although the ending wasn’t a cliffhanger, I still really want to read Crown of Midnight asap! I’m planning to hold off, though, since I heard that one has a huge ending. I’d give Throne of Glass 4 out of 5 flowers. Just wondering- would you recommend I read the novellas for this series? 


  1. Sounds like you really enjoyed it! One more to the TBR list :P

    Angel @ Spare Reads

  2. Glad to hear you enjoyed it! I've been putting this one off, too. But, wow, I just saw on goodreads this will be a 6 book series?? Yikes. LOL I'll have to get started on these soon.

  3. Yay! I've been putting off this one as well, but I'll actually be starting it tomorrow so I'm happy that you ended up really liking it!


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