Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Posted November 21, 2013 by Bee in Reviews / 1 Comment

Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Throne of Glass

by Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne of Glass #1
Pages: 406
Published on August 2nd 2012
by Bloomsbury Publishing
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
Amazon | B&N | Goodreads

Also by this author: Crown of Midnight, Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, Heir of Fire, A Court of Thorns & Roses

Meet Celaena Sardothien.
Beautiful. Deadly. Destined for greatness.

In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteen-year-old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal mistake: she got caught.

Young Captain Westfall offers her a deal: her freedom in return for one huge sacrifice. Celaena must represent the prince in a to-the-death tournament—fighting the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land. Live or die, Celaena will be free. Win or lose, she is about to discover her true destiny. But will her assassin’s heart be melted?

5 Stars

So this was possibly one of the best books I’ve read this year… This is like… The Hunger Games mixed with The Selection finished off with a dash of Cinderella. That’s one cool recipe if you ask me.

Celaena Sardothien is a trained assassin. The best there is. The only mistake she ever made was to get caught. Now she’s a slave in the salt mines of Endovier. Until young Captain Westfall comes along and offers her a deal. She gets her freedom, but there is a catch. She must represent Crown Prince Dorian in a to-the-death tournament. Fighting the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land. And then other Champions start to die mysteriously.

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So yeah… This was awesome. Sarah J. Maas is without a doubt one of the best story-tellers I’ve come across so far. It’s so easy to get lost in the world she created. Brilliant world-building, great pacing, more than awesome overall story. I can’t say enough how much I love this book. And it’s so fresh and original. Honestly, I’m just a bit… speechless. I can’t seem to sort out my thoughts correctly. Hmm…

“My name is Celaena Sardothien. But it makes no difference if my name’s Celaena or Lillian or Bitch, because I’d still beat you, no matter what you call me.”

Oh right! That’s it. Celaena. The most awesome main character ever. And she has so much depth. She’s not just a cold-hearted assassin. She’s cool, clever, beautiful, loves to read and she can kick anyone’s ass in a heartbeat. The first thing she does when she enters a room, is look for ways to escape if needed. And she’s hilarious too. I was on my way home on a way too full bus and at one point the book was so funny that I was laughing out loud and people stared. It was awkward. Most of those people obviously don’t understand that a book can be hilarious.

I loved all of the others too of course. Chaol, Dorian, Nehemia,… All of them are awesome. Of course, there were some bad guys who I hated, but it’s supposed to be like that. I didn’t like Kaltain. She was such an awful woman. Seriously. But still, Celaena was the most bad ass in this book and it’s all about her.

“We all bear scars,… Mine just happen to be more visible than most.”

To sum it up, this is a very awesome book with a heroine that’s as cool as they can get. I recommend it to everyone who hasn’t read it yet and the sequel is on top of my buying list!

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About Sarah J. Maas

Sarah J. Maas is the author of the New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling Throne of Glass series–Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, and Heir of Fire, and the series’ prequel, The Assassin’s Blade–as well as the New York Times and USA Today bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses. She wrote the first incarnation of the Throne of Glass series when she was just sixteen, and it has now sold in twenty-three languages. Queen of Shadows, the fourth book in the Throne of Glass series, will release worldwide on September 1st, 2015.
A New York native, Sarah currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and dog. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hamilton College in 2008 with a degree in Creative Writing and a minor in Religious Studies.

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