Book: Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1)
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Published: August 7, 2012
Genres: Young Adult, High Fantasy, Romance
Summary: 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.
My Review: I’ve been hearing about this book for months and months now. Literally everyones’ review said that it was amazing and everyone in the world needed to read it. I agree with that statement. 1500%.
I’ve been reading a lot lately. I don’t know why, it’s like my reading slump flew away and now I’m a reader on crack. I just wanna read everything in Barnes and Noble, I’m that addicted to reading right now.
Anyways. Past that mess of trying to explain why I read this in three days. I’ve started to read a bit slower, so three days is a quick read right now. Don’t hate. But really anyways, I loved this book. I cannot believe that I didn’t read this any sooner. I. Love. It. Now, Imma let you know why.
First of all, lets just talk about how much of a bad ass Celaena is. I read a few contemporary books, so I needed my fix of woman bad assery, and this definitely fixed that. Next topic, Chaol. This isn’t even a real spoiler because everyone knows when there are two guys, there is a love triangle. I like love triangles. A lot. I mean who doesn’t? Well, from the other reviews, apparently a few people feel very strongly about there being a love triangle. But that’s okay. I love the triangle enough for everyone. Every time she was with Chaol, I was giggly and happy and just fangirling like no other.
Another problem, a lot of people didn’t like Chaol. They favored The Prince, which I once again, don’t understand. I always stick up for the underdog of the triangle though. It reminds me of how everyone wanted Elena with Stephen in The Vampire Diaries and I was team Damon so much.
I mean, don’t get me wrong, Dorian had his moments, and he is pretty adorable, but I just really love Chaol.
Moving on from the love triangle, lets talk about the actual plot and the book itself.
The writing is amazing in this thing. I have to give all the props to Sarah J. Maas for this book. The writing didn’t go on and on when describing everything, which I hate when books do that. And the plot is amazing. When I read such good books like this all I can think is how talented authors are. I could never come up with a plot like this. It’s just so amazing to me.
So I’m off to go read the next one. Thank god for amazing delivering in two days.
Rating: 4.5 pumpkin cats. Again, I don’t have half of a cat, so I’m going to put four. But just know, I mean to put 4.5