Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Title: Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1)
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Release Date: August 2nd 2012
Pages: 404
Read it in: 4 Days
Source: W.H Smiths

You can buy it on amazon.

Synopsis: Goodreads:

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?

My Review: 

This book has been the talk of the blogging community for the past month or so and I’ve wanted nothing more than to get my hands on it. The blurb was compelling and I was hugely interested in finding more out about Celaena, and I have to say I am largely impressed with Maas. 

Throne of Glass, was fresh, interesting and addicting. I loved reading every second of this story. I believe the characters were well developed and well written. Sarah clearly thought a lot about all her characters from Celaena to Katlin… 

The hype surrounding this book is one I’m glad I got caught up in. Although there is a love triangle, Celaena isn’t like your average heroin. She’s able to end the love triangle herself, sensibly – although, I would have loved for a relationship to have occurred between her and one of the boys… 

The magic element added into this tale about assassins and death was great also. It gave the book a little twist. I didn’t honestly expect it when I began reading Throne of Glass, but certain elements early on hinted towards magic becoming a major part of this story. 

Sarah has written a beautiful novel, one that I am pleased to say I seriously loved!

Rating: 5/5 


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