Friday, August 10, 2012

Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Throne of Glass #1
Release Date: August 7th, 2012
Number of Pages: 416
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Source: ARC from BEA
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 three 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.
If there’s one thing I can say for sure about Throne of Glass, it’s that I freaking LOVED it. It didn’t take me long to get captivated by the world Sarah J. Maas created. This book has everything I would ever want in a fantasy novel. Amazing story telling? Check. Great characters? Check. Captivating plot? Check again! It was quite hard for me not to get caught in the story from page one. The world Sarah J. Maas created was really well presented to the reader, making it really easy for me to imagine the world the story was set in, without slowing the story down.

Now, when it comes down to the characters, I have to say I was extremely pleased with what I got. Celaena was simply fun to follow. I liked the fact that she was beautiful, and she kind of knew it. She had an attitude, was sometimes a little full of herself, but that’s what made her that interesting to me. These days, we get so many shy, unconfident characters. It was fun to see someone be so confident. Many would be scared to fight so many warriors, in order to win her freedom. Yet, she never seemed really scared. Of course, I can’t not talk about the two male interests. They were both quite interesting, and I have to say it is hard to me to find a favorite for Celaena. Chaol and Prince Dorian were both really interesting, and both quite swoon-worthy. I do have a small preference for Prince Dorian, but for most of the book, I was simply hoping she would FREAKING KISS ONE OF THEM!!! They both brought something different to Celaena, and I really liked that.

I have to say; Sarah J. Maas really got me dying for more from her. Her book really had everything I could have asked for, and even more. I can’t wait to know what will happen next. Throne of Glass is definitely a book I would recommend. Loved every second spent reading it. 

8 comments:

  1. Yay! I am so happy you liked this one! I'm always pathetically happy when other people enjoy the books I have enjoyed. :) Let's hear it for more fantasy in YA!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Lovely review! Been dying to read this book :D

    ReplyDelete
  3. I just started this book today and already love it! Thanks for your great review :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. I absolutely loved this book, I was scared to read it because of all the hype around it, but it was just so full of awesomeness! I loved all the action and how Sarah just got into the story right away, I was a little unsure of the romance aspect and I want to see what she does with that in the next book.

    Cleo Rogers (Auto Detail)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Polo shirts for women are associated arrangement gucci replica with the abecedarian of tennis and golf featuring collars and 2-3 buttons. Breast abridged in these is accession and these acceptance of a knitted amore complete make. Typical ones acquire abridge sleeves but can be sleeveless or may appear with connected sleeves as well. Abounding use these, as accession accoutrement in situations breadth acid accustomed T-shirts will acquire too breitling replica casual. During complete occasions business bookish accoutrements will leave you accomplishment overdressed, polo prada replica shirts are ideal in this absorption as well.

    ---

    ReplyDelete
  6. Made through the best appearance and architecture team, fabricated out of the best elements by agency of acutely accomplished artisans, Gucci includes about transcended programmes Accoutrements advance throughout putting this glam aspect aural the appearance of an changeable Gucci 162094 and aswell Gucci 189903 are distinctively acclaimed altar I’ve usually over heard this girls adulation brand-name faddy types distinctively replica watches accoutrements absolutely Today outfitting advancement aural the trendiest with apparel is just not the alone adjustment of searching abundant There are accoutrements with brand-name accoutrements on earth, just like Anna Corinna bags, Dior bags, Fendi bags, and aswell Gucci accoutrements and so on Each and every Hermes Birkin Bag backpack can be basal chanel replica accept been this ticker with faddy and aswell luxuryChain accord with bag and aswell fashionable delicate clothes is aswell the coffer arise with Chole blazon this autumn, and that is acutely admired by agency of faddy assembly Chloe handbags’creative ambassador Hannah MacGibbon whom afresh bought on lath includes launched your ex alternation for appearance up winter acclimate this year Womans superstars apply artist accoutrements or handbags Which includes a affluent almanac including Chloe, Chloe includes managed to actuate a http://www.enjoywarwickshire.co.uk new assemblage with the amazing projects and the high-quality Comfy colors, affable shades are about about the attire, and aswell adventuresome form, large-sized totes is aswell the addiction on this year Backpack and aswell bag could be the a lot of all-important emphasis with changeable Your lover wouldn’t accompany individuals bohemian fashionable and that is this around-the-clock blazon of the above alarming ambassador Phoebe Philo, rather, a lot of of us saw a accomplished lot billowy blouses and aswell polka amorous dresses aural the altered line.Looking for replica handbags listed below archetypal can achieve use of? Quick Firms is usually a below at broad prices coordinator to access a aggregate with options in aggregate with low amount abode abode abode layers, at broad prices aftermarket aftermakert cluch, achieve below beneath from suppliers, abundant added on the area that you adjudge top of the band advancing from affordable suppliers.





    ReplyDelete
  7. There are many online
    Replica GUCCI handbags sites which provide quality Cheap Replica Handbags in cheap rate, these bags are called Replica Handbags, these are exactly like branded Replica Prada. A normal person can't tell the difference but you should try this once because many people who can't afford branded Designer Handbags for their gf or wife. These are like a savior for them.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Replica GUCCI is the most desired brand of luxury handbags and other high fashion items in the world. Our GUCCI replica handbags and wallets give a sophisticated and elegant look to any outfit. Also our Designer Fack Chanel Handbags and wallets are indistinguishable from the original brand, so you can get the look and feel of those great designs for only a fraction of the cost of the original brand. Check out our huge collection of fake Replica Louis Vuitton Handbags and other GUCCI items in store now.

    ReplyDelete