Title: Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1)
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publication Date: August 2, 2012
Genres & Themes: Young-adult, Fantasy, Romance, Magic.
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 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.
I was in a reading slump when I picked this book and couldn’t get through it.
It was really slow and dull at first and was really difficult for me to read it. So I abandoned it temporarily.
I picked it up again and started reading from where I left off. I won’t deny the fact that it was still really slow. But after a few chapters, I was hooked.
I loved Celaena’s character. She is such a kickass heroine and a reader as well! What can be more incredible? She is also really sarcastic and sassy. All the qualities I admire. 😀
Dorian – the crowned Prince – is a snobby and sarcastic guy who reads! Then we have Chaol – the Captain of Guard – is the kinda guy who has a really hard exterior but is really nice and kind once you get to know him. And that’s why I love him. So much. If you ask me, I prefer Chaol over Dorian. 😀
The writing is commendable! Sarah J. Maas is a brilliant writer. Although the book was slow at first, it picked up the pace after a few chapters. I was so absorbed in the world that the author has created that I didn’t want the book to end. The book grew on me and I got so attached to this book! I don’t know why I waited so long to read this book.
I’m probably going to read the second book next month.
I always thought that I wouldn’t like this book or the main protagonist. Because
- According to my sister, the book was really slow. It was slow at first but then it was good. Excellent, really!
- The series is really hyped. And sometimes, I end up “not liking” the hyped book. For example, Red Queen. I love this one, though!
Did you know that Throne of Glass is a retelling of Cinderella?
So this was my review of Throne of Glass. I hope you liked it. 🙂
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About The Author:
Sarah J. Maas is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series (Queen of Shadows, Book 4, will be out in September 2015), as well as the A Court of Thorns and Roses series (out 5/5/15).
Sarah lives in Bucks County, PA, and over the years, she has developed an unhealthy appreciation for Disney movies and bad pop music. She adores fairy tales and ballet, drinks too much tea, and watches an ungodly amount of TV. When she’s not busy writing, she can be found exploring the historic and beautiful Pennsylvania countryside with her husband and canine companion.