Sarah J Maas is just... wow!! There’s been a lot of buzz going on about Throne of Glass and now I understand what all the fuss is about. If you love fantasy, read this book!!! Fans of Graceling and Girl of Fire and Thorns will definitely eat this up! Strong, ass-kicking heroine, romance, mystery, magic. Also, there was this perfect balance of dialogue, action, and narrative reflection that made for a fast pace and kept me from wanting to take any reading breaks. There is no doubt that this title has become my favorite book of the year.
The story begins with the main character, eighteen year old Celaena Sardothien (there’s a pronunciation guide available on the author’s website, by the way), being released from prison after a year of suffering for crimes as an assassin. She is given a choice by the Prince: compete against other criminals to become the King’s champion and serve as his royal assassin for three years before earning her freedom, or return to prison where she most likely will not survive another year. I absolutely fell in love with Celaena! As tough and fierce as she is, she has this tenderness and vulnerability that makes me want to just protect her from anything that might break her, just like how both Prince Dorian and Captain Chaol Westfall must have felt. The Prince is definitely charming and has a way with women, but he’s also kind-hearted and generous. He seems sincere with Celaena. He’s funny, too! He made me crack up so many times. Then there’s Chaol, the handsome and serious Captain of the Guard, who trains Celaena and doesn’t hesitate to put her in her place. But they seem to understand and even trust one another. His protectiveness of Celaena is endearing and I love how much he believes in her. Celaena is smart and super funny, and she has a good heart. I rooted for her every step of the way and her story both warmed and chilled my heart.
-Review by Mary
Jenn's side note: What Mary said! I aboso-freaking-lutely loved this book. I immediately took a liking to one of the main characters but seriously, it was such a wonderful book. It was such an honor meeting Sarah Maas. She's pretty amazing herself, I look forward to reading the rest of her series Fan forever!
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Release Date: August 7, 2012 Series: Series
Pages: 416 Genre:
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