16034235Title: Throne of Glass
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Published: May 7th 2013 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens
404 pages
Source: puchased
Click here to find it on Goodreads

Celaena is an assassin, trained by the best. She happened to be in the salt mines of Endovier, paying for her crimes, when prince Dorian finds her. He offers her something in which she could not refuse: to become the kings champion in exchange for her freedom. In order to get this position, Celaena must go through a competition. She must fight some of the best assassins and warriors from all across the empire. Ofcourse, Celaena decides to accept the challenge.

The best part: her competitors have no idea who she is. She keeps her true identity a secret as she plays the part of an innocent jewel theft and enjoys the the benefits of staying in the kingdom. It has been a long time since she’s had the comfort of food to eat and a bed to sleep in.

All is well until competitors start to die, one by one.

Like the majority of the people who have read Throne of Glass, I thought that Celaena was an AWESOME, BADASS, STRONG female character. She is someone that girls of all ages will no doubt be idolizing. Why is it always the boys who are written to be the strong, independent characters in young adult fiction? Celaena shows that she can be just as strong and intelligent as any guy out there.

Dorian is the prince of your DREAMS. He is being pressured into choosing a bride, but yet he finds interest in his fathers new assassin. Knowing that this is wrong, Dorian is constantly fighting his feelings for Celaena. He knows that there is more to her than the crimes that she has committed and is determined to get to know her better. When he does begin to see her true colours, he can’t help but fall in love with her personality.

Chaol is Celaena’s trainer and Dorian’s best friend. He guides and encourages her throughout the entire competition. Chaol recognizes her strength and abilities from the very beginning. He never goes easy on her in her training, but like prince Dorian he can’t help but fall for the assassin’s charm.

Throne of Glass was a pleasure to read. The world building was MAGICAL, ROYAL, BEAUTIFUL and set up perfectly for the rest of the series.

I gave Throne of Glass 4 out of 5 stars on Goodreads. Have you read this awesome YA fantasy series yet? If so, leave your comments below 🙂



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