Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy
Published: August 7 2012 by: Bloomsbury
Rating: 5/5 stars
After going through intense labour in the salt mines of Endovier, notorious assassin Celaena Sardothien has been offered freedom by the king; but only if she can win a competition to become the king's new assassin. She must compete against men from across the empire, and beat all odds. But things get complicated when a love triangle heats up, and suddenly her competitions start showing up murdered. Will she be able to find the killer, or will she become a victim herself?
I FINALLY DID IT!!!!! After months of contemplation, I can officially say that I have started The Throne of Glass series, and boy was I satisfied with the first book. I honestly thought that it would be a very heavy and over bearing fantasy, but what I got was more of an extreme kickass version of The Selection by: Kiera Cass. I was hooked!
Celaena is probably one of the best female protagonists of all time, and she puts the males in the novel to shame! She was cunning, brave and extremely loyal. I loved how she never gave up. I also rather enjoyed the males in the novel as well *cough* Chaol *cough*. They cared for Celaena deeply but at the same time never got in her way.
Sarah J. Maas had sort of a poetic way of writing this book which captivated me. It was so weird, but the writing seemed so lyrical. She used descriptive words without going overboard, and overall the writing was so intriguing! I kept wanting to read more and more.
My advice to anyone who has trouble with fantasy novels like I do, is to still give this a try! I didn't feel heavy or uninteresting one bit, and everything was just so original. This series is a must read!
Have you read Throne of Glass? What did you think?
Emily @ Paperback Princess