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Review: Throne of Glass – Sarah J. Maas

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General
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne Of Glass (#1)
Pages: 404 Pages
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Publisher: Bloomsbury, August 2012

Links: Goodreads // Amazon
Overall Rating: 4.5/5

*I bought this book with my own money*

Plot Summary

Celeana is Adarlan’s greatest assassin until she is captured and locked into Erilea. Now, she is given a chance to escape. The Crown Prince has came with an offer for her to have a chance at freedom. She must become the King’s champion. With the Captain of the Guard by her side, she strives to win the competition that will give her a shot at freedom.

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I love Celeana. She’s a bit of everything honestly. It’s a weird mix, but somehow it just works. She’s so interesting and I love her.
Also, the plot is extremely enthralling, to me at least. I’ve definitely been in a fantasy kick lately so this plot just really drew me in. It’s exciting, it’s mysterious, it has hints of magic/fantasy that seep in and makes it so so interesting.
I love Maas’ writing style. I find that anything that is written in 3rd POV can be awkward and choppy. However, Maas manages to fluently write with a 3rd POV and still make it possible so that the reader can feel the intimacy with the characters. I was able to understand the characters, their thought process etc. I do feel like the narration does place an emphasis on Celeana, given she is the main character.
I feel like the dynamics in the character relationships are very interesting as well. They feel very raw and real. I feel attached to the relationships in this novel and it kills me to not know what will happen next yet.
Not-so-faves

There wasn’t much about this book I didn’t like in particular. However, I felt like Celeana’s character was not at its full potential, given this is a series I do understand why.

Rating
Characters: 5/5
Plot: 4/5
Writing Style: 5/5

Overall: 4.5/5

Final Thoughts
This was such a fascinating read. My friend, Karmen, has been pushing me to read this for a little while now, and finally, I’ve decided to pick it up. It was just so interesting, I felt engorged into the world the novel was in.
However, it didn’t receive a 5/5 from me just because I really really liked it, almost even loved it. It just didn’t feel complete, there was just something missing I couldn’t describe. Maybe the need for a more solid back story… I’m not quite sure. It just wasn’t perfect for me, but very near it. (4.5/5) It is very common for me not to give 5 stars to first books in series because it takes a lot to wow me being only the first part of a story. — I tend to give stand alones 5 stars more often due to this reason. Don’t get me wrong, it was fascinating, enthralling, interesting. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I definitely can’t wait to read the rest of this series (or at least the books that have been published).

I highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a good fantasy kick with a fascinating main character.

love, Jeanette
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6 thoughts on “Review: Throne of Glass – Sarah J. Maas

  1. I’m so glad you enjoy it. I highly love this series and promote it at almost every turn I can. 😂 Its probably my most loved series of all time.
    Her writing is seriously amazing! I do find that 3rd person is a particularly tricky one, but she executed it so well in this series.
    I wouldn’t worry too much about Celaena’s back story or character development being lacking in this book because there are 6 books in this series and Maas intended to write Celaena as slowly developing into the person she is meant to be by the end of the books! At least, that’s how I see it.
    Great review. xoxo

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  2. Aahh yay! I’m actually excited for you to read Crown of Midnight. I thought it was better than Throne of Glass in every way. And as Josephine said, Celaena’s character REALLY develops in the following novel. c: I hope you enjoy Crown of Midnight as much as you did Throne of Glass!

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    1. Yay! I’m glad you feel the same way too, I’ve actually started COM, but I can tell that I won’t be able to put it down if I kept reading so i had to put it on hold meanwhile for the final week of my summer school :’)

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      1. Hahah I think that’s a really good idea because I lost a lot of sleep reading it – I couldn’t put it down! All the best for your final week! You’ll do great. 😀

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