Thursday, March 20, 2014

Sarah Reviews: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Mass

Title: Throne of Glass
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Pages: 404
Publishing Company: Bloombury USA Children's
Publication Date: August 7, 2012
ISBN: 1599906953

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Synopsis:
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.


Review:
Wow! This book was definitely even better than I expected. I was originally wary and it took me a while to get into the writing style. The writing style was really unique and interesting. It was not written like many other YA books. Although the characters are snarky and sarcastic, the dialogue is written in a sort of sophisticated way. It's really cool! I loved Celaena a lot! She is so kickass and such a strong character. I mean she's an assassin! I love how the other characters underestimate her and then she's like BAM, watch my awesomeness! She is so strong and I love how both Chaol and Dorian, originally believing her to be evil, come to realize how she is an amazing person despite her "occupation". Everything in the story was revealed in a very clever way and kept the reader on their toes. It was suspenseful and crazy action packed! There is also a love triangle a-brewing, and I have no clue which side I'm on! I'm thinking Dorian, because he's so sweet and lovable, but Celaena doesn't seem to feel the same way...at least not yet *crosses fingers hopefully*. I loved the complexity of the characters and can't wait to see where their stories lead in the next book. I'm sure it will be just as action packed!!! Weird names and pronunciation problems aside, this book was definitely enjoyable. If you love assassins, fantasy, action, romance, or just kickass characters in general, pick up this book ASAP!!

Until next time fellow readers, watch out for those assassins! ;)
xoxo Sarah

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