Thursday, February 26, 2015

Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Throne Of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Fantasy
Score: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Page Count: 404
Book #1 of the Throne Of Glass series
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Published: August 7, 2012
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
1. It took pretty much forever to finally track down this book at the bookstore and that was only because I wasn't looking for it when I found it. Ironic. Anyway, once I found it, it took a little while for me to finally pick it up and read it. That TBR pile man . . . Here's the review!
2. The characters in this book were so cool and I have to say I'm a huge fan of Celaena Sardothien just like every other person that's read this book. Celaena is such a kick-butt character, she's strong, smart, sarcastic and doesn't like being told what to do, how to dress, who to be or anything of the sort. Like at all. I felt like she was just an amazingly strong female protagonist that definitely represents girl-power very well. I also loved the Crown Prince in the story. I felt he wasn't the typical prince character you tend to see in books. He wasn't all that tough, not solider material, and a bit of a nerd. I also really loved Captain Westfall because he was the typical tough and no-nonsense person but that made his relationship with Celaena more entertaining since they loved picking at each other.
3. I loved how exciting this book was! It had awesome and nail-biting scenes with sword fighting and intense training. It also had amazing magical elements strewn throughout the story that didn't make it feel completely like a straight-up magic book. It was fast-paced and a lovely fantasy read for anyone who loves Narnia and The Hunger Games.
4. Lastly, I loved the writing! Sarah J. Maas is an incredible writer and author and I seriously was engulfed in the book for the most part because of that. I loved how she was able to word things to make a scene seem so epic and amazing when it was just a character walking down a hallway. I definitely can't wait to pick up the next book in this series to see what happens next.
1. Even though I enjoyed this book, I didn't love it as much as everyone else did. I was expecting more from the book than what I got. I hope I'm not alone on this one but the book tended to get a bit slow at times and I felt it didn't have enough fighting scenes. I just felt it had so much more potential to be more amazing than it already was.
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