Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

So, god knows how I'm going to write this review spoiler-free, but I will. Because if Celaena is an assasin, I can be a blogger. (That was so lame... :P)
Genre: YA Fantasy Series
Pages: 404
Type: #1 in Throne of Glass Series
Rating: 5/5 Glassy Stars
Synopsis: 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.

  This is so weird cuz I'm doing this on the computer in school. I keep forgetting that 2 spacebar hits don't give a fullstop. And that there's no autocorrect. Sucks, I know. Buuut... the whole point is to make you guys happy and be happy myself. So I'mma do this. 
  First off, what amazing characters and world! Just wow! The world feels so real and you can just imagine everything. I don;t get why its not a movie yet. I just... I just don't. The world building and character building was phenomenal. I loved how there was a map made so that you could refer to it. 
  I loved Celaena. She was just such a kickass character and she is so bold and strong. I liked how the other characters were just super-realistic. Practical. 
  I liked how Maas made this air of mystery and just... you felt what the characters felt. What they were going through, you know? I've never shut a book and paused because I felt so aggravated. I felt like reaching in and helping. That has never happened to me before and I honestly don;t get how a book could get better. I just don't. Definitely going on my list of best books in 2014. 


  1. I finished it yesterday and absolutely loved it too ! Now I have to re-read The assassin's blade ;)

    1. That's great! Why r u re-reading Assasin's blade? I really wanna read crown of midninght