Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Book Review - Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Throne of Glass

(Throne of Glass  #1)

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Adventure, Mystery

Published: May 7 2013

Pages: 404 pages (Paperback Edition) (Bloomsbury USA Childrens)

Read: September 2014

Rating: Stars

In a land without magic, where the king rules with an iron hand, an assassin is summoned to the castle. She comes not to kill the king, but to win her freedom. If she defeats twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition, she is released from prison to serve as the king's champion. Her name is Celaena Sardothien. 

The Crown Prince will provoke her. The Captain of the Guard will protect her. But something evil dwells in the castle of glass--and it's there to kill. When her competitors start dying one by one, Celaena's fight for freedom becomes a fight for survival, and a desperate quest to root out the evil before it destroys her world.

Throne of Glass was so much more than I was expecting!! Yes, I did see all the amazing reviews and all the 5 stars and everything but I've often read hyped books to be highly disappointed. Not this time!!

Throne of Glass is a book that follows Celaena as she grapples for her freedom. And well all I can say is that I loved this book. I loved each and every character, even the small ones. They all had a unique sense to them and made the story what it is. Even the bad guys, everyone was so well developed that I felt like I knew them all in person. 

The story itself was intriguing, each page I was hooked onto. I wanted to know what was going to happen so badly. Between the mystery killer, the competition and Chaol and Dorian, I was kept on my feet. 

Which brings me to another topic - Chaol and Dorian. It is so unusual to have two amazing guys in a love triangle. Usually there's always one which stands out more. But damn, Dorian and Chaol, which one??? Ahh!!! Anyway, let's leave that where it is.

What else can I say, but gush....And I don't want to gush too much in case I accidentally leave out a spoiler. That's the problem with these books, you never know what to say just in case you spoil something, but oh well.

Where's Crown of Midnight???  


  1. Arggggg, this book (series) have been on my TBR for a year but I don't want to read it just yet because I still have to wait to most of the books to come out and I hate waiting. But once book 4 is out I might start reading the series =)
    And I understand you about having difficulties in writing reviews without spoiling anything. Sometimes we think some stuff aren't spoilers but they are for others. Anyways, I'm glad you like it because I've heard mixed things about this one (everybody says Crown of Midnight is way better than this...). Great review!

    1. Oh I loved this book!! And I can't qait to hear what you think when you read it!! :)
      I know what you mean about waiting! ! I'm getting the American paperback covers and the Crown of Midnight edition was only published when Heir of Fire came out so I still have to get that :p
      I know, like even the smallest word could spoil a whole lot and I'd hate if someone did that so I try my best not to :p

  2. Crown of Midnight is so much better! I actually didn't care much for Throne of Glass, though. It just felt like the world could have been better developed.

    For you wanting to gush... you should start doing discussion posts or spoiler reviews for books separate for the actual review. I do this and I love it because it allows me to let me tell my opinion on a book but not ruin it for those who haven't read it and then I can rave about it with those who have read it.

    1. I can't wait to get and read Crown of Midnight!!!
      And that's a really good idea!! I must look into doing one every few weeks or so :)