Throne Of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Book Review #239

Title: Throne Of Glass

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens

Genres: YA, Fantasy, Romance

Format: Paperback

Publication Date: May 7, 2013

Pages: 406

In a land without magic, where the king rules with an iron hand, an assassin is summoned to the castle. She comes not to kill the king, but to win her freedom. If she defeats twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition, she is released from prison to serve as the king’s champion. Her name is Celaena Sardothien.

The Crown Prince will provoke her. The Captain of the Guard will protect her. But something evil dwells in the castle of glass–and it’s there to kill. When her competitors start dying one by one, Celaena’s fight for freedom becomes a fight for survival, and a desperate quest to root out the evil before it destroys her world.

I’m so glad that I can finally pick up this book after putting it off for so long to wait for the entire series to finish. Now, I can read them all straight back to back. I have seen the hype centering around the series and already having read the ACOTAR series, I was hoping for a lot since everyone is raving so much about it. But when I read it, I keep getting distracted and losing my attention elsewhere. It hadn’t completely gripped my entire focus and left me slightly disappointed.

Though Celeana has a great reputation as an assassin, I find that she still has a big heart and quite compassionate at times. Her beauty makes a lot of men venture their attention and desire towards her. Even from the beginning, her relationship with Dorian will never work because of the lives they lead because after all she will always be the assassin while he is the crown prince, destined for king.

This is after all the first book in the series and I really hope that there will be much more to come and the time and effort from my side to read this story will all be worthwhile.

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2 Comments

  1. Great review! I actually just finished reading and reviewing this book! I am so happy you enjoyed it! I was kind of hesitant going into this book, especially with all the hype around it but i actually ended up liking it! The characters are so interesting and from the build up at the end, it looks like we could expect some great progress in the next few books! Have you read any of the other books in the series yet?

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