Review: Throne of Glass

Posted September 23, 2015 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

Review: Throne of GlassThrone of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne Of Glass
Published by Bloomsbury USA Children's on August 7th 2012
Genres: fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 404
Format: Audiobook
Source: Own
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Also by this author: Crown of Midnight, Heir of Fire

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 exhilirating. 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.

Review

One question I’ve been asking myself over and over: why in the hell did I not start this series earlier????  I freaking loved it.

I love all the magic, or lack there of, mystery and relationships in this book.  Celaena is trying to fin her place while competing to be the king’s champion.  It means freedom for her if she wins.  There are so many moments when I would cringe at the scenes that involved bodies being found.  It’s pretty brutal.

I also can’t wait to see if Celaena embraces the destiny that is waiting for her. Will she turn her back on it, and will doing so put her in danger?

There are some things that I think will happen later in the series, and I can’t wait to see if I’m right.  Such an amazing start to the series.
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About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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