Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Publisher/Year: Bloomsbury August 2nd 2012
Genre: Kickass Fantasy
Series: YES, IT’S A SERIES. IT’S A MEGASERIES.
Other Books From Author: Crown of Midnight (Book 2)
Meet Celaena Sardothien.
Beautiful. Deadly. Destined for greatness.
In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteen-year-old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal mistake: she got caught.
Young Captain Westfall offers her a deal: her freedom in return for one huge sacrifice. Celaena must represent the prince in a to-the-death tournament—fighting the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land. Live or die, Celaena will be free. Win or lose, she is about to discover her true destiny. But will her assassin’s heart be melted?
GUYS. I just found out that Throne of Glass is the first book in a series of 5 TO 6 FREAKING BOOKS.
I was pretty convinced that this was going to be a trilogy, and I got quite worried because we have so much groundwork laid, 3 books ain’t gonna be enough! If you haven’t picked up this book because of the massive hype, don’t worry. This book is just as epic as everyone makes it out to be. Since last year, I have been met on all sides with a chorus of “YOU HAVE TO READ THRONE OF GLASS!” and “READ IT! READ IT NOWWWWWWW!” and “OH MY GOD CROWN OF MIDNIGHT IS OUT WHAT ARE YOU DOING???” … yeah. I’m late to this party and MAN I feel bad because why did I put this off for so long?
I LOVED this book. I love the characters, I love where it’s going, and it’s got a perfect balance of the reality world x fantasy world. The main character, Celaena Sardothien, is so cool. Celaena made me fall in love with her within the first 10 pages. She’s kickass, highly intelligent, skeptical, snarky, and just all around awesome. I was immediately captivated, wanting to know more about her past, her talent as an assassin, and the world of Erilea. Especially her bookworm tendencies and her fighting skills continually impressed me. Awesome.
Not going to talk too much about the plot because obviously, **spoilers**!! Some parts reminded me of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, which is weird, because this is not like Harry Potter at all. Anyone else remembered that super excited “WHAT’S THE NEXT TEST GONNA BE” feel?
To be honest, the romance didn’t play a huge part in this book for me, because I got quite annoyed with spoiler on the blurb about “Young Captain Westfall”. As soon as I opened the book, he’s right there. And I couldn’t focus on anything except “oh, he’s going to love her”. Other than that…
Got to sit up straight when Chaol’s in the room ;)
I was hooked on every bit of this book. From the brutal murders to intriguing fantasy, from devious/ scheming/ disgusting characters to unexpected comrades, so much is going on in here that putting Throne of Glass down was a pain. Sarah J. Maas’ created a spectrum of characters with lots of depth, and I loved the use of ancient symbols in building up the atmosphere of irrational fear. THE PLOT TWISTS. THE EVIL KING OF ALL EVILS. Cant. Stop. Theorizing.
SUMMING IT UP…