Tuesday, May 20, 2014

"Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)" by Sarah J. Maas

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)"Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)" by Sarah J. Maas

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Published: August 7, 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Pages: 406
Format: Paperback
Source: Bought
Read May 8 to 9, 2014

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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 exhilarating. 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.

Why did I not read this sooner?!?!?! Seriously!! This book is just so freaking amazing that all I can do is go GFJADGNIADGNIUGUGURHGURHUWEMDFSFRGN!!!

I found out that this was originally a Cinderella retelling, but then it kinda changed. I can still find the Cinderella elements though. There are just enough to find them, but enough for it to still be it's own story.

It starts off with Celaena, a former assassin, being taken out of the salt mines that she has been sentenced to work it. The two men that take her out a Chaol, the captain of the guard, and Dorian, the prince of the ruling kingdom. They tell her that she must compete to become the king's assassin. If she wins, she gains freedom. If she loses, she goes back to the salt mines.

During her time in the castle, Dorian makes his feelings for Celaena pretty clear. He flirts with her and gives her stuff. He's the typical playboy that has had LOTS of lady friends.

Overrated. And there's Chaol. I can tell he likes Celaena. But she's flirting with Dorian, so he doesn't make his feelings known. I was rooting for him from the beginning. I feel that deep down, he is emotional and would do anything for Celaena.

Celaena also meets Nehemia, a princess of a country under Dorian's father's control. They become bestest friends and are super awesome together! All this happens while the other contestants are being killed and Celaena could be next. Dun dun DUUUNNNNNNNNN!!!!!

She's amazing. She loves shopping, clothing, sweets, and food. Yep, she's awesome. I also love the scene where Celaena's period comes back when she becomes healthy again. So funny.

I love him. I'm gonna take him and he shall be mine. I just need to break his hard exterior to get to all the sweetness he's hiding inside.

I don't like him. Celaena and Chaol will be together. Deal with it.

She's awesome and I can't wait to learn more about her!!

Overall, this book is amazing and I can't wait to read the next book in the series!! GAAAAAHHHH!!!!!


  1. Aw. Even though I was disappointed by this book, I'm glad you like it. It's annoying because whenever blogs I like do a post about this book, I LITERALLY do not know what to say. I don't want to be a sour grape! c: Still, when you read the rest of the series, it'll count for the Trilogies and Series Challenge. =D

    1. It's OK, I know that feeling. That sounds great! Thanks for visiting!

  2. Great review - I felt exactly the same! This book was so amazing, and Celaena was just such an amazing character :)

    1. It was just SOOO amazing! I can't wait for the 4th book! And thanks for visiting!

  3. I'm with Ashana, I was extremely disappointed in this book, but I'm glad all my fellow friends and bloggers enjoyed it :)

    1. It's not everyone's cup of tea. I'm sure there are other books that you love! Thanks for visiting!