Throne of Glass Review

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1)
by Sarah J. Maas
Publishing: Bloomsbury USA Children's 1/2/12
          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 four 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.

          I loved this book, I really don't want to read the next book because this is a trilogy, and the second book of every trilogy I read was ABSOLUTELY BULL CRAP (I'm cursing again!)
          This book was so fun. Who doesn't like a bunch of evil-doers fighting to be the best evil-doer an evil-doer can be? What made it even better was having a: scrawny, blonde, 18-year-old, girl amongst big buff dudes. Like damnnn this bitch can whoop your ass.

          At first I thought Celaena was an arrogant, conceited, vain person. I still think so. But, she should be. If I had her abilities/experience, I'd be as Daemon Black as possible. (One arrogant douche) I thought she was going to be really rusty at being an assassin, just a tad, but she wasn't that bad. She got all her abilities back and kicked some major ass. I love her relationship with Chaol, which I can't pronounce. Is it Kha-ol or Kale? She has like no shame whatsoever, which is such a breath of fresh air. Most female protagonists are Mary-Sue, but she knows she's hot, awesome, and all that. 

          Dorian and Chaol... who's going to win the assassin's heart? I'm team Kale! Dorian is a ladies man, all soft and stuff. He's a pampered little prince. Just get married to some random chick, so Kale and Celaena can be together! I just can't with him! Kale is kinda shy, cute, innocent?, and brooding. I always go for the dark and brooding guys. I don't know why, I think their dark side just calls to me. He's also the captain of the guards. Hello! Alpha male! Doesn't anybody like that? Stop denying your love for the girl and steal her away from the brat!

          Nehemia... LOVE HER! You like books? So does Celaena? Let the 3 of us be friends! Seriously, she is one cool chick. She can't stand the pompous, royal, spoiled people. It's like she comes from a humble, working class family and rose to Princess Status for her greatness. She's just awesome. Towards the end, she just got more amazing because readers learn about her abilities and all the stuff she did.
          Now to the random parts of the review...
-Kaltain? More like Kalteen bars from Mean Girls
-Renault? More like Renault 4 the car in Leap Year
-Are Wyrdmarks/Weirdmarks runes?
-Thank you for showing the weirdness and pains of "monthly cycles"


  1. I'm reading this right now and I can't believe I waited so long to get around to it!! It's awesome!!

    Pearl @ AsteriskPearl's Book Blog

  2. Sounds like an amazing book!!! Well done on over 1000 page view I am sure it wont be long until that says 10,000 !! Good luck, great blog I found you through TBC.
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  3. I keep meaning to review this book, but by now I guess it's not going to happen. Honestly, I haven't picked a team yet, maybe by the second or third book. And, OH, btw, it's not a trilogy it's a six book series (dual-trilogy, hexology, something or another). So yeah, you don't have to be scared about the second book. Plus, I've heard they just get better!