GoodReads Synopsis: 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 exhilarating. 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.
Title: Throne of Glass
Author: Sarah J Maas
Genre: Fantasy, YA, Romance
Length: 407 Pages
Format: Kindle EBook
Throne of Glass has been on my TBR list for a while now, and after reading a sample on Kindle, I finally gave in and bought it.
AND I’M SO GLAD I DID. OH, MY GOODNESS.
If you like books with mystery and adventure, then this is the book for you. This book had me hooked from the beginning and I don’t think I properly talked to my family for the two days I binge-read this book and other works from Sarah J Maas.
I loved how Sarah J Maas intricately laid plot twists throughout the book, and everything was extremely well thought out.
Thoughts on Characters:
Celaena was a character I admired from the beginning with her stubbornness, wit, her will to fight for what she wants and her perseverance. She was dealt with so much in her short life, things no person ever should, yet she kept going and never gave up even when I thought she would.
Chaol and Dorian have a special relationship that I wish I had. Chaol will protect Dorian with all that he is and Dorian would do the same, and despite their differences, they always work it out in the end. I know people ship Celaena with Chaol or Celaena with Dorian but I’m holding back on those because I know who she ends up with. (Thanks, internet for the spoilers… Note the sarcasm…)
I had my reservations about Nehemia, but she came through in the end and had some special moments with Celaena that even I teared up at.
And Fleetfoot! Oh, Fleetfoot, so pure and innocent in this weirdly unpredictable world. I read that she was the only character guaranteed to live so that’s a plus.
I would rate this book a solid 4.5 stars out of 5 and I’m super excited to read the other books in the series. I already bought the other four books in the series so get ready for some other reviews, ha-ha.
Sarah J Maas is definitely one of my new favorite authors. I’m in total awe of her work and how she can create such magnificent worlds. Definitely check her work out, I’ve read the A Court of Thorn and Roses Series and am absolutely obsessed.
That’s all for this review, I hope you enjoyed and if you’ve read the book, let me know what you thought of it! Who do you ship the characters with, and what’s your favorite part of the book?
love, jane. aka the unlost wanderer.