Book Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Genre: Young adult / Fantasy

Page Count: 404 pages

Publication Date: August 2012


Goodreads summary:

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 Thoughts:

Right, so I put off starting this series for a while but I’m not really sure why.

And now I’m sitting here, asking myself “Why? Why in the world did I wait this long to pick up this book?!” Image result for throne of glass fan art

Throne of Glass is incredible! At first I wasn’t sure if I was going to enjoy a story about an assassin. Let’s be honest here, my go-to books are usually a bit… fluffier than that. But now that I practically devoured this book I can’t wait to get my hands on the second one in the series, Crown of Midnight.

I’m not sure why there are such bad reviews about this book out there. Maybe people just weren’t ready for to meet Celaena and her sassy personality yet. Or maybe the love triangle put them off.

I’m not a fan of love triangles, but this one was done so well that it didn’t take over the main story. It was sort of like a side dish, while the main plot (no spoilers!) unfolded.

Throne of Glass has everything! Magic, mystery, romance, action, humor… It’s a great read for those of us who enjoy a good fantasy and a strong female main character.

At the beginning Celaena seemed kind of arrogant, which is usually a deal-breaker for me. Thankfully I kept on reading and fell in love with not just Celaena but all the characters.

I wonder if this series will ever become a film or a TV series. Wouldn’t that be just the awesomest thing in the world?! Aaahhh! I would so watch that!

I highly recommend Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas!





10 thoughts on “Book Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

  1. Jordon @ Simply Adrift says:

    I really love this series! I think people are put off this series because of things that happen later in the series. But in my opinion I think it shows great growth of character. Originally this book was sold as a ‘Cinderella’ retelling, but as you read each book it becomes apparent this is far from a Cinderella retelling and is more of an epic fantasy.

    The books get bigger and better and grittier as they go on. This series is really awesome! I definitely fell in love with it by book three, because book one didn’t sell me. But book three was amazing, book four was even better, and book five 😮 So excited for book six!

    Jordon @ Simply Adrift

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