Throne of Glass

BY Sarah J. Maas

Maas, Sarah J. Maas; Throne of Glass

Publisher: Turtleback Books
Publication date: 7-May-2013
Format: paperback
Pages: 406
Series: Throne of Glass (#1)
Genres: YA, Fantasy
ISBN: 9780606318884
Source: library
Rating: 5 stars

“In a land without magic, where the king rules with an iron hand, an assassin is summoned to the castle. She comes not to kill the king, but to win her freedom. If she defeats twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition, she is released from prison to serve as the king’s champion. Her name is Celaena Sardothien. The Crown Prince will provoke her. The Captain of the Guard will protect her. But something evil dwells in the castle of glass–and it’s there to kill. When her competitors start dying one by one, Celaena’s fight for freedom becomes a fight for survival, and a desperate quest to root out the evil before it destroys her world.-Goodreads


Yet again, I’ve come across a book I wish I had found sooner. Throne of Glass is an awesome book, here’s why: Celeana Sardothein. Enough said.

Celeana is not your typical heroine, she’s an assassin, and the best one out there. Besides that she’s the biggest book nerd I’ve ever read, which makes me tremendously happy. See! You can be badass and nerdy at the same time!

Downside of the novel, it subtly featured yet another love V, with Celeana the object of affection.  For the first time in awhile, I’m happy with the character’s decision, concerning her love life. Which makes Celeana an even better character in my eye.

As for the plot, a few aspects were predictable, but also a lot of questions are left unanswered.

To give my artistic option on the cover design, I love the artwork, despise the font. Mostly because they use the same font as the chapter headers and it is too distracting for me. Aside from that the bad-ass image of Celeana lets you know that there is going to be things going down.

There is more  I could rave about the awesomeness of this novel, but I don’t want to spoil it for anyone.

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