One of the top books on this summers TBR list is checked off. Proud to say I did so two days before the end of school –Look whose on top of things now.
In all seriousness, I came into this book with every part of me knowing I would love it. What would you know? I did.
Throne of Glass, By Sarah J. Maas
“Nothing is a coincidence. Everything has a purpose. You were meant to come to this castle, just as you were meant to be an assassin.”
When magic has gone from the world, and a vicious king rules from his throne of glass, an assassin comes to the castle. She does not come to kill, but to win her freedom. If she can defeat twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition to find the greatest assassin in the land, she will become the King’s Champion and be released from prison.
Her name is Celaena Sardothien.
The Crown Prince will provoke her. The Captain of the Guard will protect her.
And a princess from a foreign land will become the one thing Celaena never thought she’d have again: a friend.
But something evil dwells in the castle—and it’s there to kill. When her competitors start dying, horribly, one by one, Celaena’s fight for freedom becomes a fight for survival—and a desperate quest to root out the source of the evil before it destroys her world.
Throne of Glass contained all that I crave in a YA novel; action, adventure, a hot love interest, and a fiery protagonist.
Celaena is what I strive to be. I mean aside from the whole assassin thing. You know, I really could go without that complex.
Otherwise, this girl was fierce, passionate, dedicated and kind. I loved her progression towards strengthening her weakened body from a years in the mines, and any athlete is sure to be inspired by her dedication as well. Enough said; this character is flawless.
If Maas had anything else down in this book, it was pacing.
Throne of Glass is brimming with countless details revealed in a way that holds the story together in perfect suspense. Even after finishing book one, and being partway through book two, the mystery behind all that Celaena has gone through still has me teetering at the edge of my seat. I JUST NEED TO KNOW HER SECRETES.
As with every Mass book, the secondary characters were on par.
Well developed, strong motives, and unique personalities -My heart ❤️️. Continue reading “Review: Throne of Glass”