Review ~ Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Posted August 26, 2013 by Michelle in Uncategorized / 4 Comments

Review of Throne of Glass

The book has Two Covers I prefer this one 🙂
It’s just so Badass

Summer reading list book #3
Throne of Glass
by Sarah J. Maas
Hardcover, 404 pages
Published: August 7th 2012 
 by Bloomsbury USA Children’s
Purchase: at Barnes & Noble    

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.


My Review
This is a YA Fantasy with so much detail, story and character development I would call it EPIC. I never use the word EPIC but it’s the only way I can describe it. When I first picked up this book I saw it described as a Cinderella retelling. It’s has a Cinderella feel but it is not a retelling. Its an AMAZING story all by itself.

It took about a half a chapter for me to know I was going to love this book. I’m really trying to find the words to explain. I seriously LOVED it. One of my all time favorite books. This one book has everything humor, Sarcasm, Sword Fights, Murder Mystery, Ghost Story, Monsters, Romance and the best part the Hero is a girl and she’s a fierce assassin.

I WANT TO BE AN ASSASSIN!!!! Well not really but If I could be something it would be AN ASSASSIN!!! (Ninjas have nothing on Assassins)

The story begins in the Mines of Endovier. Celaena Sardothien was captured and banished to the mines. Abused and neglected she is eventually taken out by the Crown Prince Dorian and Chaol Westfall, Captain of the Royal Guard, to escort her to the castle to compete in a competition to become the Kings Champion if she wins she will service the crown for a couple years as the kings personal assassin and in return will be granted freedom.

Celaena’s character was fantastic. Funny, Badass, passionate and believe it or not she had a very big heart. As much as she was a kick ass assassin on the outside you can tell she really just wanted to be a normal girl and live a normal life but circumstances didn’t allow that to happen. Her parents died when she was young and she was taken in by the King of the Assassin’s, Arobynn Hamel, who taught her everything she knows, making her Adarlan most notorious Assassin and she’s only eighteen.

The Crown Prince of Adarlan Dorian is a very handsome, well put together and very charming. He is also quite the bookworm. He will at some point become King but he finds Celaena to be more then just an assassin. He is drawn to her and wants to get to know her and spend more time then the king would like. However he was not my favorite.

Chaol Westfall, Captain of the Royal Guard totally made my book boyfriend in this book, He is handsome, protective, dreamy and strong, He can guard me any day. He was funny, sarcastic, did I mention handsome? (oh ya, I did) ***sigh***

Celaena has some great interactions with all the characters; she becomes quite friendly with Princess Nehema of Eyllwe and the princess is a lot more than what she seems. It was great to see her bonding with someone after being alone for so long. Plus she was a great secondary character.

Her relationship with Dorian and Chaol was FANTASTIC!!! I seriously loved it the banter was great and at some points very funny. Did I mention I Loved Chaol ;)?

100% TEAM CHAOL!!!!!!

The Competition is a series of tests and the last man (or woman) standing would become the Kings Champion. Each competitor is has a different background and each one has a different skill but something is killing them one by one and Celaena is determined to find out what is causing the death of these men.

This causes a series of events and discoveries about what is really going on. Fae magic and any magic for that matter has disappeared from the world anyone possessing magic is killed. Once the king comes into power he did away with magic and most of the Fae have gone into hiding or were killed.

Soon Celaena finds herself in a hidden room and confronted by the first queen of Adarlan. Who asked her to win the competition no matter what and help the people of the kingdom? Can she? or is her freedom more important? and how will she handle her feeling for both Chaol and Dorian?

The story is original; fast paced and kept you reading way past your bedtime. I get a feeling when I read books like these, it’s an excited feeling in my tummy that makes me smile at how much I know I will love this book. It did not disappoint. This series will go very far and will be one of those books that everyone will be dying to read.

I really LOVED this book I cannot wait to read the next one. I am not only going to recommend this book but I am going to TELL you, you MUST READ IT. You will not be disappointed. I have added this to my favorites.

I cannot wait to read more from Sarah J Maas if this is her debut book. I cant even imagine what she will come out with next besides book #2

And Speaking of Book 2.. I was approved on Netgalley  **book shimmy**

So now Im off to read Crown of Midnight Book #2 🙂

Hope you enjoyed the review

Have a great day
Happy Reading
This is my opinion and honest review of the book
NO compensation was give for reviewing this book

This book was purchased by me from Barnes & Noble

About Michelle

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4 responses to “Review ~ Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

  1. I am SO team Chaol!!!!! I haven't read the prequels yet, but they are on my amazon wishlist. I NEED CROWN OF MIDNIGHT. NOW. It releases tomorrow, right? So jealous you were approved on netgalley! haha Although, I'm in trouble with netgalley. I've backed off blog tours with reviews for October November December (very light compared to the last few months) so I can get caught up! 😀

    • In November I'm co-hosting a Challenge to Clean your e-reader for free reads. Once you read and post the review you can enter a rafflecopter to win a gift card. I have details coming soon. If your interested in entering since you are already sort of doing it anyway at least you can win something for doing it 🙂 Ill let you know when the sign up is posted

  2. This is one of my all time favorite series. Make sure you read all the prequels too, they are amazing and so worth the $.99 to buy on Amazon. I think each one if at least 80 pages long (there are 4 of them).

    Crown of Midnight is even better than this one, it seriously kicks butt.

    • MINE TOO!!! I have my review of Crown of Midnight posted for this week.

      It was AMAZING!!! I want to read them. I plan to get them soon 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by