Genre: Young adult / Fantasy
Page Count: 404 pages
Publication Date: August 2012
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?
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?!”
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!