Thursday, 13 October 2016

Throne of Glass Book Review

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
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?

Sarah J. Maas has been one of my favourite authors for a very long time now, so with the release of her newest book in the Throne of glass series, Empire of Storms, I knew it was a great excuse to reread another one of her amazing novels!

One of my favourite things about all of Maas' books are the complexity. How every detail is woven through the novel, how a little sentence that you may disregard when you read it, comes back and blows up in your face. Everything is a hint, or a small detail that is essential to the arc of the series. A whirlwind, a rollercoaster, an adventure, one that you simply don't want to miss out on!

I do love a good kickass female protagonist. It honestly makes me really happy that so many books in the category of YA, celebrate the power of women, and Throne of Glass is no exception. Celaena is the most powerful woman in her land—and she knows it. One of the reasons I love her character is because she isn't someone who thinks she is not powerful, and then discovers she really is. Oh no, Celaena is fully aware that she could take down anyone in the room, and she often likes to remind you of that. Often. No really this woman would not know modesty if it hit her in the face, aha. But I really enjoyed that, it was a change!

Like many of the characters in Maas' novels, they are all somewhat broken, as it were. Some form of  hardship has ruled over their lives, and destroyed what they know. However, they always learn to find a way to battle the darkness that grips them. As a reader you begin to acknowledge that there is always a way to regain a happiness that you may not have known in a long time, no matter how small that may be. This acknowledgement of the characters hope, sparks your own, that is what I love.

"We all bear scars, Dorian. Mine just happen to be more visible than most."

You Will Love This Book If
  • You love a good high fantasy novel
  • You want to get on that rollercoaster of twists and turns
  • You'd love to meet a few hot dudes

Last week I went to one of Sarah J. Maas's events on her UK book tour (which was amazing!).
She described her books using the term 'sad things happen, plus hot guys', which, if you've ever read one of her novels, is absolutely true! Haha. I will be talking in a lot more detail over in my next post, so keep an eye out for that!


  1. This is a great review! I really want to read this book, it looks so good! Em x

  2. I have been wanting to read a book of hers, but I have never really bought it. Now I've but it on both my Christmas and to be read list. Great post!

    Lissanne ~