Book Title: Throne of Glass
Author: Sarah J Maas
Target Audience: YA
“Libraries were full of ideas—perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.”
I gave into the temptation after reading ACOTAR and thought I’d give her original series a bash.
Meet Celaena Sardothien.
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?
I couldn’t wait anymore I had to read this. I think I may have been having slight withdrawals from Sarah J Maas or the other books I’ve been reading just haven’t been cutting the mustard or keeping my interest.
Then there is this…
First of all, I love this cover 😍. It is interesting and also tells you this person means business.
I really enjoyed this book and I like the idea of Cinderella being an assassin. So I’m giving this
But Laura you just said you really enjoyed it, why 4 stars?
Well, I’ve given it four stars because I’ve been told that this series is one that keeps giving and giving. So I’m hoping that this is correct. I don’t want to give this 5 when it’s supposed to get better I’d be mad to do that.
The characters are truly excellent and carry themselves well. Each with a different personality and they bounce off each other.
I’ve said this before but I’ll say it again I love Celaena (or Lillian or Bitch or whatever you want to call her)?
She’s smart, sassy, and headstrong. I love that she’s not the damsel in distress. It’s nice to be shown that maybe, just maybe it’s not always women that need saving. Some of us can take damn good care of ourselves.
Mass certainly set up the character of Duke Perrington as soon as we met him and I knew that he would be a name I wouldn’t forget no matter how often it was or wasn’t mentioned.
Now for Prince Dorian Havilliard. I really wasn’t keen on him at first. To me, he seemed pretentious flamboyant and definitely thought himself as a ladies man. Chaol Westfall was almost the exact opposite but I suppose sometimes that’s how best friends work. It works for me and best friend. Neither seems like a match made in heaven and after ACOTAR I’m not going to be fooled into thinking that the romantic interested is either mentioned or has a major role.
If there was one thing I wasn’t too fussed about was the time it took to explain the wyrdmarks that summoned the evil within. The outcome of them was fabulous but it felt like the research to figure them out was a bit of a slow burn. I was glad it linked in Nehemia Ytger into the story a bit more and glad she had an ally.
Either way, I really can’t wait to start Crown of Midnight and I’m thinking of starting it ASAP.
What did you think of Tog? Were you not keen on Duke Perrington like myself? Did you suspect where the evil within the castle was coming from?