Sunday, November 1, 2015

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1) by Sarah J. Maas | Review

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1) by Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children's
Publication Date: August 7, 2012
Genre: YA, Fantasy, High Fantasy, Romance, Magic
Pages: 404
Source: Purchased for Kindle
First Line: "After a year of slavery in the salt mines of Endovier, Calaena Sardotheian was accustomed to being escorted everywhere in shackles and at sword point."
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Goodreads Description

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 four 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 Thoughts

The Throne of Glass series has had a lot of hype around it, especially since the fourth book just came out. Because everyone seemed to love it so much, I was scared I was going to be that one person who just didn't like it. While it wasn't my favorite book, I still really enjoyed it and am looking forward to reading Crown of Midnight.

It took me a while to really get into the book and because of this it took me almost the entire month of October to get through it. It even got to the point where I was putting off just sitting down and reading, so I just got the audio book. This helped a little because I could do other stuff while listening. About 30% into listening I switched back to reading.

Another reason why I couldn't give this book 5 hearts was because I felt disconnected from the characters. I cared about their situation and the relationships but when something tragic happened I wasn't really affected by it. I think this was because of the mood I was in while I was reading. I think I might have been in a slight reading slump but I just forced my way through it.

Calaena Sardotheian! I love her! Sarah J. Maas really did a good job on making her a dynamic character. She is only known for being an assassin but there is so much more to her than that. I also really like Dorian and Chaol. Besides Calaena, I think my favorite character is Princess Nehemia! Even though her and Dorian are both from royalty they both act so differently when situations presented themselves in the book, and I can only respect Nehemia for that.

Okay, I feel like I have already written a lot, even though I didn't really write anything lol. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes to read the genres that this falls under. For the people who have already read this book, what are some of your opinions on this book?

Does anyone have any recommendations based off this book?

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