Friday, 13 July 2012

My review of Throne of Glass

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1) by Sarah J. Maas
Release Date: August 2, 2012
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Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)Meet Celaena Sardothien.
Beautiful. Deadly. Destined for greatness.


In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteen-year-old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal mistake: she got caught.

Young Captain Westfall offers her a deal: her freedom in return for one huge sacrifice. Celaena must represent the prince in a to-the-death tournament—fighting the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land. Live or die, Celaena will be free. Win or lose, she is about to discover her true destiny. But will her assassin’s heart be melted?


Throne of Glass was one of the most exciting and breath-taking books I've read this year. Action, romance, mystery and a deadly assassin, what could go wrong? Sarah J. Maas is an author to watch out for!

At eighteen years old, Celaena Sardothien is Endovier's most deadly assassin. Trained since the age of eight, Celaena is supposed to be ready for anything, but after making a fatal mistake  she is caught and sent to the filthy salt mines of Endovier until she rots. But then Young Captain Westfall unexpectedly turns up and offers her a deal: her freedom in return for her to represent the prince in a dangerous tournament, fighting only the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land. Celaena can almost taste freedom, but will her assassin's heart be melted before she can win?

When I first saw that this book was about assassins I knew that I'd immediately enjoy it and, guess what, I did! I requested it thinking that it'd be a dark and gruesome tale with slight aspects of romance. I didn't expect the book to have humor, but seriously, who would? Look at the cover! Deadly assassin alert!!

I enjoyed Celaena's character very much. Her feisty, protective and strong nature made it extremely hard not to like her. She's a girl who has grown up with not much of a childhood, all her life she has been trained to kill and fight. Every time I heard another part of her story my heart ached. Celaena was a brilliant character and well, very entertaining. Her sarcasm and micky-taking will make you laugh out loud!

I loved every moment of this book, especially the romance. I don't want to say anymore because I want the romance to be a complete surprise when you read it. But what I can tell you is that it's completely unexpected and entertaining. 

Overall, Throne of Glass is the perfect read if you want a gripping adventure with plenty of action and mystery. I'm definitely looking forward to reading more of Sarah J. Maas' works and I can't wait to see what she's got in-store for the sequel!


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- A big thanks to Bloomsbury Publishing for providing me with a review copy!

21 comments:

  1. Yay! I am going on a TO binge soo , I have to read the novellas first to get me really psyched.

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  2. I love love loved Throne of Glass. One of my favorite reads so far this year.

    Awesome review!

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  3. So glad you enjoyed it! My friend is sending me an ARC of this, and I'm going to jump into it right away, as I've heard nothing but amazing things about this.

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  4. Argh! Everytime I see this I want it that little bit more. I've only heard good things about it and I'm sat here waiting impatiently for it to be released! I love assassins :)

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  5. I love feisty characters, so im excited to see that Throne of Glass has them. I have heard some really great things about it and I can't wait to read it. It's on my wish list for sure.

    Thanks for the review :)

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  6. you make me curious about the romance *lol

    nice review :)

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  7. It's about ASSASSINS? o.O Man! I really should read description before I request it. But assassins with humor? Now that sounds wickedly awesome. Great review! :D

    Fara @ Tumbling In Books

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  8. I'm so happy to hear you loved this book! I am so going to start my galley tonight - it looks gorgeous and I am SO excited for it! I love action and romance, and if it's mixed with fantasy and great plot line - well, all the better! Thanks for a great review. You did a great job explaining why you loved this book!

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  9. Great review! I can't wait to read this one! I've been hearing awesome things about it from everyone. I'm glad you loved it!

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  10. Love this review! I cannot wait for this book and I've heard nothing but positive reviews, this review not an exception! AHHHH, I NEED IT NOW! :) I mean, assassins and romance? Count me in! :D

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  11. Thank you for this review, and I love that you have the UK cover up for this, I love the dual sided cover for it

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  12. Rebecca Hipworth16 July 2012 at 07:17

    OMG this book sounds so good. I don't think I've seen anything less than a 5 star review for it. I MUST get this book! :D

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  13. This book sounds amazing, I have to get it. Thanks for the detailed review.

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  14. This book just sounds awesome...pretty excited about reading it. Thanks for the awesome review!

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  15. I love it when a book will have both the dark elements with a taste of humor. Thank you for sharing, I am a cover girl and have been ogling this one LOL Definitely a good pick for the wishlist.

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  16. I am so glad that this book is getting such good reviews. I fell in love with the over, and then the blurb. Now I am not worried about getting my hopes up. I have no doubt that I am going to be as blown away by Throne of Glass as so many other people have been. Thanks for your review

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  17. I absolutely, positively, can NOT wait for this to come out!!!!! I'm soooo jealous of all y'all bloggers who have already gotten to read it!!! ;) I really can't wait. Thanks for the review!

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  18. I love this book but I found that the beginning is somewhat slow. But I love the trio relationships (Celaena, Dorian, Chaol) and looking forward to the next installment.

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  19. I am so excited by this book that not only looks amazing (i love the UK cover too), but also sounds increadible. I am a huge fan of this genre and it certainly sounds like a brilliant read!

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  20. curently reading this book...so far so good :)

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I am very greatful for all comments posted! :D