Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne of Glass
Published by Bloomsbury
“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 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. -Goodreads
“No. I can survive well enough on my own— if given the proper reading material.”
Same Celeana same.
One of my proper reading material would be this books because wow. I knew that people really enjoyed this book and I see pictures of it basically every day all over Instagram but I never knew how good it was until now. I mean this book transported me into this entirely new world. I wish I could be in this story but unlike Celeana I could not kill people.
First off the story was marvelous. It had magic (sorta) in a kingdom where magic was banished. With that, it brought a whole rebellious sense to parts of the story. Girl power was also in the book and made this book 300x better. I think Maas did an amazing job developing this story with amazing details and an easier to follow the plot line. This story has time jumps but they aren’t bad like most books I have read with time jumps are. Most of the books that have weeks or months time jump usually are choppy and flashback to a time in the time jump are present. Maas avoids any confusion by making it a very fluid and straightforward story with no jump backs.
What I also love about this story is Celeana herself. I have read some reviews where people absolutely hate her and say she is too girly to be an assassin and blah blah blah. I personally think her girliness is great. If she wouldn’t have been like she was I don’t think she would have been as relatable as a character. Most stories try to make the girl seem tougher and dislikes things that I think is totally acceptable to like such as looking good. Just because she wants to dress up and go to parties doesn’t mean she is any less of an assassin. I think the whole tough with a side of sweet is great.
Now I don’t know if this is technically spoilers so if you don’t want to hear anything about her love life don’t read this paragraph (I don’t think it spoils anything. I think it was kind of predictable from the first few chapters). I honestly don’t know if I am Team Dorian or Team Chaol (and if you know ho to pronounce that please comment below how you say that). I mean like they are both perfect for Celeana. They’re best friends so it makes it even worse. I haven’t read the other books yet so I don’t want anyone down below spoiling this for me.
I think this brings my review to a close. I have spent days trying to figure out what to say for this post (haha don’t let me lie to you I was too lazy and then it was Christmas so I had no time). Comment your opinions about the book down below if you’ve read it and tell me if my review has made you want to read it if you haven’t. Thanks for reading this post and I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas.
Star Rating: 5