Sunday, July 17, 2016

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Title: Throne of Glass 
Series: Throne of Glass #1
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children's 
Release Date: May 7, 2013 

"Nothing is a coincidence. Everything has a purpose. You were meant to come to this castle, just as you were meant to be an assassin."

When magic has gone from the world, and a vicious king rules from his throne of glass, an assassin comes to the castle. She does not come to kill, but to win her freedom. If she can defeat twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition to find the greatest assassin in the land, she will become the King's Champion and be released from prison.

Her name is Celaena Sardothien.

The Crown Prince will provoke her. The Captain of the Guard will protect her.

And a princess from a foreign land will become the one thing Celaena never thought she'd have again: a friend.

But something evil dwells in the castle—and it's there to kill. When her competitors start dying, horribly, one by one, Celaena's fight for freedom becomes a fight for survival—and a desperate quest to root out the source of the evil before it destroys her world.

“We all bear scars,... Mine just happen to be more visible than most.” 

I know I'm way behind in reading this series. It seems like all my friends have read it and loved it. 

I have to say I enjoyed it a lot. I found myself torn between Prince Dorian and Chaol Westfall. 

Celaena Sardothien is a well-known assassin but she was betrayed and captured. She has spent a year in prison when Prince Dorian and the captain of the guard Chaol Westfall make her a proposition she can't turn down. She must win a tournament and become the King's champion. If Celaena fails, she will return to prison and possibly die there.

Celaena's future depends on being successful at winning the tournament. She must win at all costs. However, the tournament is not the only thing Celaena must deal with. Something evil surrounds the Glass castle and it seems Celaena is the one to stop it. In a way, it's almost like it's her destiny. 

There was a lot of action in this book. I like the suspense, intrigue, and the mystery too. I was also happy with the characters for the most part. At times, Celaena's immaturity bothered me but not enough to dislike her.  I do hope she grows up as a character as the series progresses. 

In regards to the love triangle, I was ok with it although there is no one definite yet. Both males have good traits but some of their attitudes I wasn't crazy about. 

Cliffhanger: No

4/5 Fangs

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