Sunday, August 5, 2012

Review: Throne Of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

                                                          Throne Of Glass
                                                           Sarah J. Maas
                                                          August 7, 2012
                                                    Bloomsbury USA Children's
                                                              416 Pages

    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 kings 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.

    Amazing...Loved this book. Before going to the BEA in June, I had gone thru pages and pages of books that were going to be there and I read the sample chapters that were given out it the BEA Buzz Books and this title was one that was a MUST GET while I was there.(post referring to info) This book was one of the titles in the BEA Buzz books and after reading the first chapter I knew no matter how long the line was or what else was going on at the same time, I was getting this book. I was not disappointed. This book was a great read, and I had a hard time putting it down. The heroine, Celaena Sardothien, is one kick-butt girl and I was rooting for her the entire story. Celaena lost her parents at a young age and is taken in and trained to be an assassin, the best assassin ever. The story starts with her being released from "prison" to fight in an unusual contest to become the King's Assassin and if she wins she gets her freedom, after serving out some time as the King's assassin. You watch Celaena train with Chaol, the captain of the guard, and she is fierce, strong and focused. Chaol can't help but admire her.  Then you watch as Celaena becomes friends with Prince Dorian, well he begins to have a crush on her, and you see how she is still a girl, wants pretty things/dresses and is flirty. Celaena is an amazingly strong character I dare say I liked her as much if not more than Katniss Everdeen.  This book has a little bit of everything, action, mystery, magic and hints of a love triangle to come.  This book was an excellent  start to what looks to be one kick-butt series.

Throne Of Glass :     4.5/5 stars
Cover:                      3/5  stars
Audience Rating :    PG-13 (violence)


  1. GReat review. I'm glad to hear that you loved it. I will have to add this book to my list.
    Book Sniffers Anonymous

    1. You should...its really great, such a strong kick butt heroine. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Great review! I may have to bump this one up my TBR pile!