Book Review: Throne of Glass

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Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1) by Sarah J. Maas
Pages: 404
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Magic
Released: August 7th 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s

My Rating: 5 of 5 stars (duh)

Synopsis*

“Nothing is a coincidence. Everything has a purpose. You were meant to come to this castle, just as you were meant to be an assassin.”

When magic has gone from the world, and a vicious king rules from his throne of glass, an assassin comes to the castle. She does not come to kill, but to win her freedom. If she can defeat twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition to find the greatest assassin in the land, she will become the King’s Champion and be released from prison.

Her name is Celaena Sardothien.

The Crown Prince will provoke her. The Captain of the Guard will protect her.

And a princess from a foreign land will become the one thing Celaena never thought she’d have again: a friend.

But something evil dwells in the castle—and it’s there to kill. When her competitors start dying, horribly, one by one, Celaena’s fight for freedom becomes a fight for survival—and a desperate quest to root out the source of the evil before it destroys her world.

Review*

Hey guys its me again, several years late to the Throne of Glass hype train.

OK lets be real, you’ve all read this book so I won’t waste time telling you guys how great it is because you all already know this fact.

Ok, lemme be honest with you guys ones; right until the half way point of the book, I thought this book was dull. At this halfway point though the story picks up suddenly and becomes something more intriguing, mysterious and magical. The stakes get higher  and higher for Caelena because now she’s making friends and falling in love and surviving gets harder because she has to fend of more than her competitors in this deadly tournament.

After several years of reading ToG reviews and raves I had a vague idea who Dorian and Chaol were and the roles they played in this story. Boy even after all that this trio still managed to blow me away. I mean love triangles don’t bother me that much and this one was an excellent one. I mean I had no idea who to root for because both of them were great guys! Even after the book ended I was still really confused as to who I liked better (Dorian/Chaol) though I did feel a slight twinge of happiness when she ended it with the one she ended up picking in this book. Ugh I’m not making any sense.

I have no idea why I wasn’t expecting faeries because it’s Sarah J. Maas. I’ll definitely be getting Crown of Midnight soon in audiobook format too because I listened to ToG in audiobook and fell in love with the characters that way!

Anyway 5 of 5 stars for Throne of Glass obviously, Sarah J. Maas is officially queen because I have loved every single book I’ve read by her.

Thanks for reading my Throne of Glass review!

 

 

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