Saturday, February 1, 2014

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Release Date: August 7th, 2012

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children's

Author Info: Website & Twitter

Age Group: Young Adult

Pages: 404

Buy the Book: Amazon

Our Rating: 5 stars 

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 exhilirating. 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.

There are so many things I could say about this book that I'm not really sure where to start. I stumbled across this book by pure accident when browsing the shelves of my local library. I checked it out, along with a handful of other books, without really knowing what to expect. That night we were hit with a huge snowstorm/blizzard and I was given plenty of time to start reading!

From the very first page of Throne of Glass I was completely hooked. The story was different than any I had read and I immediately fell in love with the spirited assassin, Celaena Sardothien. She is strong, smart, and could kill you before you even knew what hit you. Prince Dorian seems to be everything you would expect from a Prince and I enjoyed how he and Celaena interacted throughout the book. When Dorian pulls Celaena out of the  prison camp Endovier, she has no idea what to expect but she immediately starts thinking of ways to escape. Captain Chaol Westfall she's Celaena as nothing more than a trained killer & he intends to make sure that she makes it back to the palace for the King's competition. I love the relationship between Celaena & Chaol. I'm hoping that as the books progress they get closer and I will admit I'm hoping they end up together in the end!


  1. I am a huge Throne of Glass fan!

  2. Me too & I thought the second book was even better!! I'm going crazy waiting for book three!