“No. I can survive well enough on my own— if given the proper reading material.”
― Sarah J. Maas,
Hello Book Nation,
I am very excited to share with you my thoughts on Throne of Glass By Sarah J Maas. Just ahead of time i would like to share with you that i tagged this blog as ‘best book ever’ in case you ever want to find it again.
I feel as if I need to do another post just to talk about each character individually, so look out for that soon.
Now Throne of Glass the first book in the Throne of Glass series has three main covers. These are the original, the US and the UK/AU covers. The other ones would of course be the international covers (the Japanese one is so cool, go have a look:
Okay now that we have the multiple covers out of the way, here comes the book review:
Page numbers: 404
My Rating: 5/5
Release Date: 7th August 2012
Series: first book in the Throne of Glass series
Issue: paperback, brought
“No. I can survive well enough on my own- if given the proper reading material”
Hello everyone, pull up a chair, make yourself some coffee and enjoy the next several paragraphs of mindless rambling over the first book in my favourite book series.
Why wouldn’t you like to read a book about a bunch of assassins, thiefs and other criminals competing to become the King’s Champion? And by champion we mean personal assassin.
Celaena Sardothien, our main character, is the best badass female i have ever read about, in fact she is the best badass out of all those i’ve read and watched. She is so freking awesome.
In my own summary of this book; The King (don’t ask his name, no one knows it) sets out to find his own personal assassin, probably because everyone hates him and he has a lot of enemies. But he won’t just settle for any assassin, he needs the best. So he has gathered all the members of his council, including his very attractive son, Dorian Havillard. He tells them all to go out and find a guy to compete for the title of the King’s Champion.
Now Dorian over here *points over shoulder then realizes no one is there*, Hates his father and would rather spend a month going to the Salt Minds to find Celaena than pick a criminal nearby. Also Celaena Sardothien was the worlds best assassin by the time she was 16. she is 18 now, just so you know. If you read the prequel first you will understand the whole situation.
With the help of Chaol, Dorian’s best friend and Captain of the Guard, Celaena is taken back to the glass castle to compete. When she gets there we find she is the only female in this competition, but that’s not a worry she is very boastful and believes she can win. So the competition starts. But in this nation were magic is outlawed and pretty much completely gone some strange things start to happen, has all magic truly banished?
Okay so that’s my summary, the goodreads description will be down the bottom. Now into my thoughts: (you can either read it without reading the book, i don’t think it is really spoliery mainly just me saying who i liked)
Everyone in this book is sooooo cool. Nehemia wasn’t my favourite to begin with but soon she took my heart and i like her now. Kaltain annoyed me just like she annoyed Celaena (but in books to come that changes). Fleetfoot is adorable and…
As for the boys. At this stage in the Series i am team Chaol. I was never really team Dorian and Celaena but i did find them cute, i want them to be friends instead. Chaol however….
Sarah J Maas has this thing were she likes to meantion small things *cough the rings cough* and then later they become something massive *cough wryd marks cough*
and every single time i am caught out on it. Ugh it frustrates me so much because i try so hard to know whats going on and then BAM! something that was so small before ends up saving the day. like come on, i’m trying so hard. AT the end of each of these books i say i’m going to try harder not to be caught out and i still am every single time.
The writing in this book is so amazing i love it so much. I read this book in three days i think and have also reread it twice. So if i can read it three times you can read it at least once, go out and read the book please it’s so utterly amazing.
I’m sorry that my book review was probably terrible, i’m working on the quality of my writing.
i read somewhere tog fans are called maassassins, as in maas and assassins so i’m going with that.
please go and read this book!!!!!!!
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 exhilirating. 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.