Throne of Glass

Author: Sarah J. Maas 
Pages: 416 
Publisher: Bloomsbury 
Format: Hardcover 
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Summary (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 king's 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 exhilarating. 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.

This book had me hooked after the first sentence. Celaena is an amazing main character, and the plot itself was incredibly intriguing, The writing was beautiful and almost lyrical, and the secondary characters were so well-written that I couldn't pick a favourite. I adored all the creepy paranormal elements, as well as the contrasts between Celaena's life in the mines and her life in the castle.

It's a good thing I bought the entire series at once, because I cannot wait to read more from this talented author! Check out Throne of Glass if you haven't already (because I know I'm a little late to this party).  

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad to see that you greatly enjoyed this one! I've been wanting to read it for the longest time, but I still haven't. I'm definitely going to have to read it soon! Thanks for the review. :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian


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