Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Release date: May 7th, 2013
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
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 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.
What I liked:
I was caught up by the magic factor. I really enjoyed every page and chapter, since they were short and easy to understand plus, I flipped though the book fast. The whole assassin idea at the beginning did not interest me, but Celaena’s nothing like a “regular” assassin character, instead she’s smart, social and girly. The book is quite full of mystery and action. Every chapter intrigued me, there’s always something going on. If Celaena’s not on a quest, she’s with the prince, or with the Captain of the Guard. The storyline keeps the reader guessing, and that’s what I liked about this.
About the characters: Celaena’s practically very realistic, in the sense that her personality is the one of a girl her age, quite friendly and not like some characters that sometimes become annoying and at some point you can’t stand. Chaol, is my favorite character, he is the Capt. of the Guard and becomes Celaena’s friend. And OMG, isn’t he amazing???!!!!!!
There are other characters too, but the most interesting are definitely these 2!
What I did not like:
I cannot think about something that I could not stand. The narrative is pretty awesome. But if I was to point out something, it would be the love triangle. As soon as Chaol and Dorian were introduced I knew there was going to be some tension between them, which makes it kind of predictable. Other than that, if you enjoyed Game of Thrones and the Hunger Games, this book’s definitely for you!
I am now reading Crown of Midnight, and I am so loving it!