Book ReviewYoung Adult

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Publisher: Bloomsbury |Pages: 404

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance

Rating: ★★★★☆


In a land without magic, where the king rules with an iron hand, an assassin is summoned to the castle. She comes not to kill the king, but to win her freedom. If she defeats twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition, she is released from prison to serve as the king’s champion. Her name is Celaena Sardothien.

The Crown Prince will provoke her. The Captain of the Guard will protect her. But something evil dwells in the castle of glass – and its 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.


Wow wow wow wow wow. I can now admit that I am addicted to a new series and I’m not entirely sure how to defend myself for not reading this book sooner. I will admit, that until this point, I have never picked up a Sarah J. Maas book. And I know, that will totally shock some of you. I can’t even say why it’s taken me so long. I think it’s just that I’ve gotten distracted with so many other books, that I’ve always said I’ve wanted to read her books, I just haven’t. Until now.

Throne of Glass was everything I expected it to be, and more. I can see the hype and I can see why so many people love Sarah J. Maas’ books.

When I started this book, I found it to be a slow start. Looking back, I don’t know why I thought that, because Maas literally jumped right into the storyline. But at the time, I didn’t know what I was in for.

I loved Celaena. She was such a flawed, arrogant, stand-offish, defensive and brave heroine. I loved her. She was able to switch between warmth and sweetness, to her assassin self so instantly that it made for some interesting moments.

Dorian and Chaol. Oh where do I start? I loved them both … equally. I am so split as to which one I liked more – they both had so many intriguing elements about them that made me love them. Chaol was argumentative, defensive and guarded. I found that these qualities fit perfectly with the qualities of Celaena.  Dorian on the other hand was sweet and kind.  He was everything that was the opposite of his father and it was so interesting. I cannot wait to see how their characters progress in the next novels.

I’m really looking forward to picking up the next book. And I’ll be cursing myself for not being faster on reading these while I struggle to catch up! But for now, consider me a new fan of Maas.

Rating: ★★★★☆

Favourite Quote: “You could rattle the stars,” she whispered. “You could do anything, if only you dared. And deep down, you know it, too. That’s what scares you the most.”

About the Author:

Sarah J. Maas is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series as well as the A Court of Thorns and Roses series.

Sarah lives in Bucks County, PA, and over the years, she has developed an unhealthy appreciation for Disney movies and bad pop music. She adores fairy tales and ballet, drinks too much tea, and watches an ungodly amount of TV. When she’s not busy writing, she can be found exploring the historic and beautiful Pennsylvania countryside with her husband and canine companion.

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Victoria @ The Contented Reader

Victoria @ The Contented Reader

Avid reader and tea drinker. I read and review young adult books on my blog, The Contented Reader!

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