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Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1) By Sarah J Maas Book Review

I’ve heard great things about this book and this whole series especially after the release of Empire of Storms back in 2015 and also when the A Court of Thorns and Roses series just been published and released. It was as if Sarah J Maas has infected the world with her writing and everyone was reading her novels me included with ACOTAR, a book of which I definitely enjoyed. And so here I am finally reading her Throne of Glass series after a wave of “YOU HAVE TO READ THIS SERIES MY HEART DIED AND EXPLODED” and to be honest I am very glad this book got shoved in my face because it was something I definitely enjoyed reading and I finally get why there was so much hype around it.

It was a lot like The Hunger Games but it had this element of Cinderella behind it all kind of like how Sarah J Maas incorporated Beauty and the Beast in the ACOTAR series (especially the first book.) The book was about a notorious assassin by the name of Celaena Sardothein who after spending a year of labour in the salt mines under appalling conditions, gets sent to the palace where she is to compete against 23 killers and assassins in order to find the greatest assassin in the land and to become the King’s champion and to be free from the salt mines and her prison. However, something evil lurks inside the palace killing her competitors brutally one by one. Celaena needs to fight for her own survival as well as discover who is behind these killings before it kills her.

Knowing Sarah J Maas’s work, I knew I would be in for a treat and although this was a great book that I enjoyed very much I felt like it was missing something. I don’t know what exactly. The writing was amazing and so was the world, the characterization and let’s not forget my absolute love for different perspectives which was also delivered by Maas. It wasn’t the best book ever but it still was one I greatly enjoyed. I think that having read The Assassin’s Bladebeforehand really helped me to understand some things that were said in the book about who Sam and Arobynn was. It just felt like there was so much that Maas could’ve done with her world and she could’ve delved deeper into it but from what I hear Maas would expand on this and we will see more of Celaena’s world.

I’m super excited for Crown of Midnight and the rest of the series. I heard great things about books 2-4 so I am eager to read those. But in the meantime, I am focusing on finishing off a couple of book series such as The Mortal Instruments and The Grisha Trilogy and I think it’s a good time to finish those first. All in all I was impressed by Maas’s debut novel and cannot wait to see what will happen to these characters that I just started falling in love with.

ACTUAL RATING: 4.3 STARS

10 comments

nightsky

I agree, it's a good book but the series definitely picks up after crown of midnight! Nice review :)

19th Apr, 18
sylvs

Thanks! I am secretly eyeing Crown of Midnight right now with this super evil grin on my face.

19th Apr, 18
nightsky

In reply to sylvs

hahaha enjoy!

22nd Apr, 18
sylvs

In reply to nightsky

Indeed I will :D

22nd Apr, 18
ladybird

Oh wow reading this review takes me back. Having read all the books currently out I can tell you you’ve got many gasps and tears to come. Enjoy the rest of the series!

22nd Apr, 18
sylvs

*breathes* my soul is (not) ready.

22nd Apr, 18
siena

Love this book, though after reading book 2 I stopped reading the series, hopefully getting back into them soon!

24th Apr, 18
sylvs

I'm starting to love the series I hope you do pick the series up again so we can fangirl together

25th Apr, 18
siena

In reply to sylvs

yesssssss!!!! fan girl for life XD

25th Apr, 18
sylvs

In reply to siena

FANGIRL LIFE!!!!

25th Apr, 18