Thursday, January 03, 2019

REVIEW: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Book Blurb: This lush, one-of-a-kind edition of the book that started a worldwide phenomenon tells the sweeping saga of Celaena Sardothien who lives in a land without magic, where the king rules with an iron hand. Celaena is summoned to the castle-not to assassinate the king but to win her freedom. If she defeats twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition, she will be released from prison to serve as the king's champion. The Crown Prince will befriend her. The Captain of the Guard will protect her. But something evil dwells in the castle of glass and it's there to kill. When her competitors start dying one by one, Celaena's fight for freedom becomes a fight for survival, and a desperate quest to root out the evil before it destroys her world.

My Review: I have been hearing a lot of mixed reviews about this book since I first heard about it about three years ago. But I recently bought the collector's edition (isn't it so pretty?) and decided to finally read this book. I have to say though I have some mixed feelings about it. So we hear within the first chapter about how Celaena is this badass assassin but we never really get to see it. Even during the last duel with Cain, we don't get to see her prowess because she's been poisoned by a jealous court lady named Kaltain. I hated how she had to restrain herself because she couldn't risk the other competitor's viewing her as a threat. I also hate how she even has to prove herself, to begin with. Plus that whole thing where she was constantly locked in her room when the other champions got to roam around freely was bullshit.

Okay now to the things I actually liked about this book. I liked the world building in this book. After reading the Court of Thorns and Roses series (which I love) I knew that Sarah J. Maas would build a lush and fantastic world with loveable and hateable characters. I loved the love triangle between Chaol, Dorian, and Celaena. I know that Chaol likes her, you can really tell by the end of the book. I can't wait to see how it's gonna fold out. You know I have heard that most people hate Chaol but I really like him and I don't understand the hate.

So my final synopsis for this book is that I like it and I will be continuing the series in the future.

Rating: ★★★★☆


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