Sunday, August 12, 2012

Review Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Title: Throne of Glass
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Published: August 7th, 2012 (Bloomsbury USA Children's)
Pages: 416
Source: for review
Series: Throne of Glass #1
Rating: 5 stars
Synopsis from Goodreads: 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 kings council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she’ll serve the kingdom for three 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.

It's that a review should be more than two words, but otherwise my entire review would be the shortest ever: READ THIS!

This is one amazing book! I had to jump up and down for a while after finishing it. This book had everything for me. An amazing writing style, an awesome story and I loved the protagonist Celaena. Although I have to admit I still don't know how to pronounce that name! You're really missing something when you haven't read this book!

Sarah J. Maas has written an amazing story. Not only told from the perspective from Celaena, but also others like the two male main characters. This gives the story the extra edge of tension. The writing style is so good, that even when the story is slower you still can't put it down!

The world building is very good. I liked the magic in the story, it promises a lot for a second part. (Please tell me there will be a second book!) I really want to read more from this author and in this world.

Celaena is an amazing protagonist. A girl assassin who kicks ass and people are frightened by her name only. But she also shows her vulnerable side, and that's what really made me love her.

I tried not to gush to much, otherwise this review would be way to long. There's really only one thing I can say: You have to read this! 


  1. I'm glad you enjoyed this one! I thought it was fairly average, but I still quite liked it. I'm hoping there will be lots more magic in the second book!

    Hey, you should have gushed more XD Gushy reviews are awesome!

  2. YAY! Great review :-) I have heard nothing but good about this one so I am definitely looking forward to reading it. The world building and characters sound fabulous!!!!Thanks for sharing.


  3. I haven't read this one but it sounds good. I love to read gushy, enthusiastic reviews. It makes me smile! Thanks for your review.


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