Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne Of Glass (#1)
Pages: 404 Pages
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Publisher: Bloomsbury, August 2012
*I bought this book with my own money*
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.
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.
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.
Writing Style: 5/5
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.