Sunday, 19 October 2014

Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas : Book Review


Throne of Glass is one of those books that's forever being talked about in the Booktube community, the hype surrounding the series is pretty impressive, and after a lot of encouragement I finally jumped on the bandwagon. 


Celaena Sardothien has spent a year in the salt mines of Endovier, paying for her crimes as a vicious, and notorious assassin. But the Crown Prince offers her a deal - represent him in a tournament and earn back her freedom after four years of service. If she wins, she will become the Kings own personal assassin.  

On the surface, this book seemed as though it would be right up my street with a kick ass female lead, friction romance and a fantasy world to die for. But the covers put me off, I'm not a fan. And I'm really not a third person kind of reader. I was conflicted for a long time, but after finding Throne of Glass for just 49p on Kindle, I took the plunge. 

I fell in love. Celaena is the kind of character I adore, she's feisty and unapologetic, tough yet sassy with a weapon in hand and a book in the other.  The chemistry between Celaena, Chaol and Prince Dorian is to die for, and I already know who I'm rooting for. 

I can't believe I ever questioned picking up this book, and I have now ordered all the books in paperback. Sarah J Maas has given us an amazing protagonist who has the beginnings of a beautiful character arc, and I can't wait to see what happens with the rest of the series. 

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