Friday 8 June 2012

Book Review: Throne Of Glass By Sarah J. Maas

Name: Throne Of Glass
Author: Sarah J. Mass
UK publisher: Bloomsbury
UK release date: August 2012
Summary: Celaena Sardothien is a daredevil assassin with unrivalled fighting skills. After a year’s hard labour in the salt mines of the kingdom of Adarlan, Celaena is offered her freedom on one condition—she must fight as handsome Prince Dorian’s champion in a contest sponsored by the king, facing the deadliest thieves and assassins in the land in a series of set-piece battles in the country’s stunning glass palace. But there is more at stake than even her life—for Celaena is destined for a remarkable future...

Review: When people told me this book was like a re telling of Cinderella/the hunger game I was a bit apprehensive. I have nothing against The Stories I love them but I've heard that saying so many times that I was sick of it.

But reading the summary and looking at the UK cover I thought this book could totally changed my mind. And boy did it. 15 pages in I could of wrote 5 paragraphs of how amazing this story was. It kept me glued and was straight into the deep end which I love.

You cant help but cheer for the characters. I love the use of characteristics in this book. You have the character you swoon over, the character you can't help but love even though they do bad things and the character you love to hate! I think it's a healthy amount of characters which I feel keep you connected with the book so well

Modern words used in an old fashion setting. Great twist you kinda wished you could get away with wearing gowns like that down the street. In this book you can and it's tremendous. I love the competition of the book. I love the "tests", "battles" and "training" it's so intense and had me on the edge of my seat. Also I'm not a huge fan of magic in books but this book changed my mind.

The romance element, the castle, the chambers and the puppy!! All elements that made this book beautiful. The mysterious twists and the bravery of the lead character Celaena was spectacular.
There is a hint of a love triangle and before you go "oh not another one" I would stop because this love triangle is very intriguing and very exciting which I found refreshing. You'll see.

So if you like Cinderella's love story and the action and competition of the Hunger games, handsome princes, ball gowns and deathly masquerade balls? Then this is the spectacular book for you! This book is going to be HUGE


Chayse Sundt said...

I totally love the cover to the UK version compared to the United States and according to your review I need to check this book out!

-Chayse Sundt (BookReaper)

District YA said...

I NEED this book already!!! Great review :D

Canada said...

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.

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