Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas; 404 pages 

Calaena is Adarlan’s greatest assassin. But she was discovered and thrown into a death camp. After surviving for a year she is pulled out to compete in a competition to be the King’s champion. Her sponsor: the Crown Prince. The price: her freedom. Should she win and serve the King for 4 years, she would be free. 

About damn time, right? I finally picked up the first book in the Throne of Glass series and I am so glad I did. 

Sarah J. Maas is such an amazing world builder and she creates such fantastic characters! 

Calaena is such a badass main character. And what’s even more mind blowing is she is badass without the constant aid of a man. Yes, yes, she had constant help from Chaol but her strength and her power don’t depend on him. She doesn’t really need the constant reminder of who she is and what she can do from him. She knows who she is, she knows she is a badass and she totally owns it. 

I thought both Chaol and Dorian were fantastic make editions to the story. I loved how different they were and how you got to get a little insight into what they were thinking during the book. 

I loved the storyline. I thought the idea of the competition to see who would be the king’s champion was really cool. I just wish we would have been able to read about more of the competition. The other competitors were fun to read about too. It was interesting to read about what Calaena made of them, who she trusted, who she was willing to help/let help her. Plus I’m starting to like anything about the Fae and Magic so it was cool to have some of that world mixed in as well. It wasn’t much but it made me think there would be lots more to come. 

I’m really looking forward to reading the rest of this series!! Hopefully I’ll get to the next one in the next few weeks and my sister will buy me book three for my birthday! 

Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ.5

9 thoughts on “Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

  1. I am starting the second book in the series later today ๐Ÿ™‚
    I wish there had been more focus on the competition. I thought it was a shame that some tests were completely glossed over when they did not serve the bigger plot. Weren’t they supposed to be the main event? I found Celaena to be a little too friendly with her “captors” and I wish I had seen her be more of a badass. Still, the story was enjoyable and I am looking forward to the next book. I heard it only gets better! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. I also heard it only gets better!
      I thought the competition would be the main story too but I understood why she glossed over some of it. And I didn’t mind Calaena’s friendship with Chaol so much but I thought she took to Dorian way faster than she should have. I just like that she decided not to be with him at the end because it makes me think there is going to be more of a focus on her as a female heroine than her in relationships.
      I hope you enjoy the second book!


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