Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Posted September 21, 2014 | 22 Comments

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. MaasThrone of Glass
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne of Glass #1
Published by: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Publication Date: August 2, 2012
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased

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.

Yes, I’m a late bloomer when it comes to reading this series. I wanted to read Throne of Glass when it first came out, but the fact that its fantasy always made me hesitate. I always said I would read it, but honestly, I don’t think I actually would have if I hadn’t been challenged to it. And you know what? I loved it!

Throne of Glass has great characters! I knew from what other people said that I would love Celaena. I just wasn’t expecting how much. She’s intelligent, tough, and has wicked sense of humor – yup, that’s what I like! I also like how she made rational decisions and didn’t go all drama llama over certain situations.

The different relationships she had with Chaol, Dorian, and Nehemia were wonderful! Oh, how I love the banter. I especially enjoyed the bond between Celaena and Nehemia, and how they were both such strong women. Girl power!

I was happy to see that the world building wasn’t overbearing, like I was afraid it would be. I tend to zone out when there is a lot of it, but there was absolutely no zoning out with this book!

I thoroughly enjoyed Throne of Glass and can’t wait to read the next book. For some reason I thought this was only a trilogy, so I was elated when I discovered there will be at least five books in the series.

Thanks, Ali, for giving me the push to read it!


22 responses to “Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

  1. Zoe

    Even if you’re a bit late to the party, I suppose late’s better than never right Christy? 🙂 I too really enjoyed this, and loved Celaena as well. She is such a strong heroine, and you can’t help but sympathize for her, you know? And I completely agree about the strong relationships. I loved how there wasn’t just a focus on the romance like most typical YA books, but how there was also a focus on friendship as well.

    Looking forward to seeing what you think about the rest of the trilogy! 🙂 Thanks for sharing and, as always, BRILLIANT review! <3

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  2. I only recently read it too, so not the only one late to the party. 😉 So glad I finally read it though, so damn good. Can’t believe I waited this long, haha. Celaena is definitely an amazing character, you can’t help but love her, and she just gets better as she goes along, such a badass. I love this series so much now, haha.

  3. You’re so late to the part Christy! Haha! But I’m thrilled to hear that you finally have this one a chance! This is perhaps one of my favourite series ever and I promise you book two only gets better and THE FEELS you’ll FEEL reading that book are unreal! LOL

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  4. I’m happy to see a non-Fantasy reader giving Throne of Glass some love, because I always hesitate in adding books in this genre to my TBR as well. Your comments on the world-building give me hope though, and strong characters certainly help too. I’m almost ready to remove this novel from my maybe pile, and add it to the yes one.

  5. My feature co-host and one of our feature followers were nagging me relentlessly to read the ToG books, xs when Throne of Glass and Asssassin’s Blade went on ebook special, I bought them. My co-host is going to lend me the other two. The only problem is they are both arguing over whether I should read ToG first, or the prequel novella compilation first. Lol.

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  6. I’ve heard this a great series, but a lot of fantasy books intimidate me, I’m really glad to know the world building isn’t overwhelming. That’s encouraging. Thank for the review!

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