Mon, June 18, 2012

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas Review

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Throne of Glass
By Sarah J. Maas
Publication date: Aug. 7, 2012
Bloomsbury USA Children’s, 416 pages
Source: Publisher, via NetGalley

After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.

Her opponents are men—thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the kings council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she’ll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom.

Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilirating. But she’s bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her… but it’s the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.

Then one of the other contestants turns up dead… quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.

— Goodreads.com description

Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to my favorite book so far this year: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas.

Why did I love this epic fantasy?

1. The main character is an assassin.
I looooove girls who can kick some butt.

2. Awesome action scenes.
Fight! Fight! Fight!

3. Deception.
Who can Celaena trust? I DON’T KNOW AND I LOVE IT! The plotting here is brilliant, with layer upon layer and twists and turns and ahhhhh!

4. A love triangle I can get behind.
Who should she choose? Chaol or Dorian? EITHER WAY YOU’RE CRAZY, girl, because these are the people who imprisoned you. Personally, I’m Team Chaol, even though I couldn’t pronounce his name. (I looked it up: It’s Kay-all.)

5. Sarah J. Maas is gorgeous.

Okay, this has nothing to do with the book, but I just thought you should know.

6. It’s huge.
All epic fantasies should be this long. It’s totally worth it.

7. The fan following is OUT OF CONTROL already.
Sarah J. Maas posted the original version of the story online, and it blew up. Now, it’s been revised and is being released in print form, but to get that much support without being published yet? Yeah, that’s a good sign.

Look, I could go on. But if you’re into fantasy, this is a must-read. If you’re not? Well, why aren’t you? Read Throne of Glass and you will see the light!

Anna Reads young adult book blog

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  1. Alwyn said:

    I have been looking forwards to reading Throne of
    glass when it comes out for a while, but after reading this rave I’m kind of DYING to read it. Because I’ll be honest, picking something up on your recommendation, from Vampire Acadmey to Jessica Darling, has worked out pretty awesomely so far! So yeah, if this has you stamp of approval totes preordering right now! Also because I live for girls who kick butt.

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    Alwyn, this makes me SO HAPPY.

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  2. Rebecca said:

    *squeals* I was unsure about this book as I’m not that into fantasty *hides* but then I heard this is your favorite book so far of the year and I was convinced! Beautiful review as always :) And a girl who can kick butt, a love triangle that works and epic fight scenes? YES PLEASE. Bring on August!
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  3. elena said:

    YES TO FIVE! haha, I actually told her that in an e-mail and felt like a total creeper. Eesh. I actually saw this around when it was it was on Fictionpress and I can’t believe I didn’t read it then!! I’m so excited for this book. :D
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  4. Christina BookTasty said:

    I love this cover! Thanks for sharing, because it sounds so good I’m going to have to go out and get it! :)
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  5. Kathryn @ Clean Teen Fiction said:

    Great review! I’m really looking forward to reading this one.
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  6. Steph said:

    I’m definitely Team Chaol too…but I love them both and ahhh!! Sarah J. Maas knows how make both of her boys completely swoonworthy.

    I loved this book for all the reasons you listed and it’s definitely going to be in my favorites of the year!
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    Anna Reply:

    CHAOL 4 LYFE hahahaha
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  7. Anna said:

    Sounds fun! I love a good kick ass heroine.

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  8. Em @ Sash & Em said:

    I have heard so much about this book! Your review is hilarious and definitely makes me want to go pick it up. I can’t remember if I got a hold of this at BEA or not…Hmmm….sounds like a must read!

    Great review, as always, my dear!

    <3 Em
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  9. Holly B said:

    Great review, thanks! I’ve been looking forward to reading this for a while – I’m a proud sci-fi/fantasy nerd!! – and enjoyed reading your review. Thanks!

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  10. Ashley said:

    I’m SO glad that you loved Throne of Glass! I’ve been looking forward to this book for so long but haven’t read it yet. I would have been so disappointed if it got a bad review!

    Can’t wait to read it :)
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  11. Hannah @ So Obsessed With said:

    So, I actually haven’t heard anything about this book before but you’ve got me so intrigued. One of your favorites this year?! I think that means I MUST check it out.
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  12. April Books & Wine said:

    Remember. Throne of Glass for Shadow And Bone!!!

    <3
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  13. Lori said:

    I soooo cannot wait to get started on this!

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  14. Magan said:

    Dang it, Anna! This wasn’t on my TBR list until now. Why are you always doing this to me – making me want to throw caution to the wind and do away with any other books I planned to read because you recommend something awesome?!?!
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  15. Kristin said:

    I really, really ,really cannot wait to read this one, I loved your review and I really like your blog, just thought you should know! Have a great day!
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