Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Throne of Glass : Book Review

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)

Title : Throne of Glass
Series : Throne of Glass #1
Author : Sarah J. Maas
Pages : 416
Release Date : August 7th 2012
Publisher : Bloomsbury USA Children's / Penguin Canada
Format : ARC
Source :
* Thanks to Penguin Canada for providing the ARC for an honest review!*

My Opinion :

A unthinkable twist was waiting for me at each turn of a page! 

It said in the book, countless times, that Sarah J. Maas already has a legion of thousands of fans due to her first posting her book (several stages of writing before the final product) on internet! Now that is a seriously awesome marketing plan, people!

Grave Mercy, Poison Study, and ANY fans of YA will enjoy Throne of Glass!

After being for one year in Endovier , a slave camp where criminals are sent to mine salt day after day, and being whipped while mining the salt, 18 years old assassin Celaena Sardothien now gets sent to the castle, where the King and Crown Prince(Dorian) reside. And, she is told that she will fight many men to be the king's Champion, and that if she wins, after four years of serving the king, she will gain freedom; something she has never tasted before. She starts training with the captain of guards, Chaol... and she starts liking him... and she starts liking Dorian too. But when evil starts lurking in the castle, and the ghost of a thousand-years-old-dead woman, and ex-queen, comes help her, Celeana doesn't know what to do, or who to trust.

I feel like this may be the next Hunger Games, guys! I can smell 'movie' written all over the book! Don't you? With a plot like that, boys and girls will LOVE IT!

Although I really liked Throne of Glass and found myself immersed completely in the story at times, it just wasn't THE complete package; I felt like there was something missing, although I couldn't put my finger on it. I guess it just wasn't met to be for me, but I can say that you NEED to buy Throne of Glass if you want a good, adventurous books to make spike your summer (or any time of the year) up and, maybe to make it better! I know that, for some people, Throne of Glass was a favorite of 2012, if not their very favorite!

The writing is special; a little bit lyrical, entertaining, fast-paced are only a few words I would use to describe Maas' writing! And, that's only a tenth of how I'd describe it!

I am more of a 'Team Chaol'; I didn't like the romance between Celeana and Dorian, because it felt like only Dorian loved Celeana, and Celeana just liked him, not liked liked him.

With its beautiful and mesmerizing cover, its stunning plot, its unputdownableness, and lyrical writing, Throne of Glass is a MUST!

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  1. I keep hearing good things about the series! I guess I'll have to read it soon!



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