BOOK REVIEW: THRONE OF GLASS by Sarah J. Maas

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TITLE: Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass # 1)

AUTHOR: Sarah J. Maas

GENRES: Young Adult, Fantasy

PUBLISHER: Bloomsbury Publishing

FORMAT: Paperback

DATE READ: March 11, 2016

GOODREADS SYNOPSIS:

Meet Celaena Sardothien.
Beautiful. Deadly.
Destined for greatness.

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?

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MY REVIEW:

“You could rattle the stars,” she whispered. “You could do anything, if only you dared. And deep down, you know it, too. That’s what scares you most.”

 

This is my ideal fantasy book! Though it wasn’t a perfect book, but it has so much potential. I’m so glad that Sarah J. Maas has given us a series to anticipate. She has written a story that is so compelling that will hold your attention from start to finish. This wasn’t my first S.J Maas book. My first read was A Court of Thorns and Roses and I must say that her style of writing is impressive.

This book has been one of the most talked about books out there. By the Wyrd, I realized just now why it deserves every praise.

The plot was indeed exciting and will surely leave you greatly astonished.

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The story revolves around Celaena Sardothien, a former assassin who spent years in the salt mines prison of Endovier after being caught few years ago. She was then brought to Rifthold, the capital of Adarlan, upon accepting the proposition of the Crown Prince and Captain of The Guard to fight and win in a competition to become the King’s champion (personal assassin) in exchange of her freedom. It sounds easy considering her notorious record but there were magic involved, dark and evil forces lurking around the palace that jeopardize and cost the lives of the contestants, or maybe the whole capital. From a killer to a savior, where will she stand?

This is a book with a promise of an interesting plot development due to the presence of unpredictable foreshadowing. Magic was banished in the whole Erilea after the conquests of the King of Adarlan, there are presence of Wyrdmarks, dark forces, hidden conspiracies and others. I am intrigued on how these will affect the plot and the whole story development and how each questions would soon have an answers. I enjoyed every bits of it and I am excited as to what awaits our heroine for book two.

This will also book sway your ships. #TeamChaol #TeamDorian.

I really like Celaena as a character. She has broken the image norm we have for assassins. Serious, untouchable and snob? Nah. She is funny, quirky in a good way. I didn’t mind that. There is more than meets the eye. I like the fact that despite her fragile-innocent look and sometimes childish attitude, you know that inside, she’s dangerous. She can be scary too sometimes and even Chaol and Dorian admitted that. In short, she is not boring.

The issue with lots of heroine in a book, is that some are so serious. It makes me wanna jump inside the book and asked them “where’s yo sense of humor gal, were you born this dull.” But Celaena, ah she’s awesome. She didn’t ruin the image of an assassin. She made it comforting and she reminds us that assassins are humans too. Though they’re trained to kill, they still have other emotions and are not restrained into that all-so-serious-scary-faces. They also make jokes. They fall in love too! And some likes… well puppies!

I feel like she can easily be my bestfriend alongside with Nehemia :p

She’s still bad ass and I really enjoyed her winning moments. She is a person with lots of growth to offer in the later installment of the book.

I like the friendship she has with the captain of the guard but I secretly ship them. Though Dorian is the prince and he reads (that’s sexy, guys who read), I can’t find myself shipping him with Celaena. So I do hope that after all this, she’ll still end up with Chaol because he’s one heck of an interesting character that is so <i> shippable </i>

Chaol Westfall’s mysteriousness made him sexy and attractive and Dorian’s impeccable attitude made him the rightful heir to the throne. He kinda reminds me of Kai from The Lunar chronicles.

Nehemia is my favorite character. She’s not just a plain-old princess. She’s intelligent and holds lots of secrets. I think she’ll really be a great help to our assassin not just for her duty but also as a person.

I like how the characters have their own personal dilemma and that there were things in their past that drives them to do things. The third POV paved the way into letting us see what every characters think and what they’re up to.

I’m excited for the development on the next book. This was beyond exhilarating and I was impressed by Sarah’s ability to get us hooked in the whole series.

Sarah J. Maas is the true Queen of Ships and Feels ❤

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MY WYRD STAR RATING: 4.5 star

 

WORTH IT

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That’s all for today, see you next time bookish peeps 😀

TEAM CHAOL? or TEAM DORIAN?

Let me know in the comments below.

louisse

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