Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1) by Sarah J. Maas Review

Name: Throne of Glass
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children's
Format: E-Book ARC
Release Date: August 7th, 2012
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416 pages

Thank you Bloomsbury and Netgalley for sending me a copy of this book for review!

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 kings 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.-Goodreads

My Review: 
When I finished Throne of Glass this morning all I could think about was that this was my FAVORITE BOOK OF THE YEAR..if not ever! I was swept into the world that Sarah J Maas creates and once I started I could not put this book down! There was action, romance, mystery, and an AMAZING female lead.

Let me begin with my new favorite heroine: Celaena. She is so strong and fierce, and isn't willing to back down out of anything. What I loved the most about her, is that while she keeps her front as the strong assassin, we also got to see a different and softer side of her. We learned that she loves to read, and has a soft spot for a small puppy which she receives later on in the story. The scenes where Celaena got to wear dresses and went to a ball really made me smile because it showed that while she can act all tough she still loves to have fun a be girly at times. Celaena also has a great sense of humor that had me laughing at loud. Her wit and thirst for knowledge also were really made Celaena shine even more as a character.

The plot of Throne of Glass is fantastic! This was the type of book that I could not put down...reading it on my iphone, kindle, the computer, you name it. I was sneaking glances at it while I was at the gym..just because I had to know what happened next! The action in this book was really great..it was fast paced but not too fast where I was confused and lost. I also loved how vivid the author described the setting to the reader. I could really imagine the castle and where Celaena was living..it was like almost a movie was playing in my head.

I was also really intrigued by the magic that got entangled within the plot. Sarah Maas does a fabulous job of incorporating it into the story! I really thought there was the perfect balance of action, romance, and mystery..I especially loved the scenes that I didn't expect coming at all!

Now onto the romance....When I first started this book I really didn't know how big of a part the romance was going to be in the novel. I'm glad to say that there really was the perfect amount. Dorian and Chaol were SO SWOON WORTHY. I so can't decide which one I like more! I have to say that both boys were complete opposites (one being a prince and the other being captain of the guard) and I liked seeing Celaena interact with both boys. I'm so glad that there wasn't any "insta-love" in this book..Celaena got to know each boy over a period of time and I liked seeing her relationship progress with both.

PLEASE GO BUY THIS BOOK. You so won't regret it! I loved loved loved this book and I highly recommend you all go check it out when it's released in August! I can't wait to read the next book in this amazing series :)

My Rating: Five out of Five Stars

10 comments:

Sarah said...

This looks so good. Exactly my kind of book! Great review. I'm putting it on my TBR list.

booktasty said...

I already wanted to read this book, but your review has be even more excited! Yay!

Liesel K Hill said...

Lots of people reviewing this book and everyone seems to love it! Guess that's my cue to download! Thanks for the review! :D

Lalaine said...

Ive been seeing mixed reviews about this book, but most are great. I really do hope that I will love this book too, It does sounds so good. Great review Sarah. x

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Jaime said...

Wow I guess I really do need to read this book! Haha great review, and I'll definitely read it before the summer ends!!

Kate said...

I am really glad you liked this book! I, personally was really disapointed in it but we can't all love everything! Great review.

Addie R. said...

Great review! I loved this book too and I can't wait for the sequel!

Danna (Bananas For Books) said...

I totally missed Sarah J Maas's signing at ALA and I regret it because I've seen so many great reviews on her book. I'm excited for the release date:) Thanks for the review!
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Lizzy said...

I've heard some mixed things about it, so I'm glad you liked it! I'll definitely have to grab this one, especially if it does a good job keeping my attention. Thanks for the review

Caroline said...

Wow, this sounds so good! I'll have to pick it up soon! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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