Throne of Glass

Despite a slightly slow start, Throne of Glass quickly captured my full attention, and then held it all the way to the very end. Sarah J. Maas has created a world I’ve never been to before. One of the reasons this book is so exciting to me is because it’s fresh. In a time so dominated with vampires and wizards, this fantasy book kept me glued to the pages.

Celaena Sardothien, famous female assassin extraordinaire, or more accurately Ardalans greatest assassin, is one of my favorite female characters. She’s like a tossed salad. You never know what you’re going to get with each bite; but it doesn’t matter because each one is full of flavor. Celaena is tough, witty, funny, beautiful, and surprisingly a girly kind of girl.

The last thing I expected out of this tough talking, kill-‘em-with-my-bare-hands kind-of girl was for her to be so keen on fashion. Celeana is my kind of girl. She can hang with the big boys; and even kill them within seconds if she had to; but she also gushes over the newest style trends and fashions. Hello awesome!

Throne of Glass is a book packed full of violence, yet nothing too gory and disgusting. It’s enough to keep the readers intrigued, but not enough to be vomit inducing. It’s a book about survival, and fighting to get not only what you want, but fighting for freedom. Throne of Glass is also full of handsome boys. Not sure if I want to spill all the steamy glances and smirks, but Dorian and Chaol are definitely worth the read, alone. Oh yeah…. Team Chaol… Team Dorian…. Nah… I’m Team Celeana all the way… or Team Throne of Glass!

Book Blurb for Throne of Glass

A Stunning Fantasy Debut!

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 king's 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.

Night Owl Reviews Jul, 2012 5.00