Throne of Glass – Sarah J Maas (Throne of Glass Series)

Title: Throne of Glass

Author: Sarah J Maasthrone of glass

Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Young adult, Fae, Magic

Thoughts: Set in a fantasy world, Throne of Glass is about a young assassin. In the salt mines, the 16 year old is serving a life sentence, until Chaol Westfall, the captain of the guard, offers her a choice. Stay and serve in the mines for the rest if her life, or fight for her life in a contest for a man she despises.

This book was awesome, awesome, awesome. I loved it and couldn’t put it down. Since reading it the first time, I have re-read, re-re-read and re-re-re-read and… I think you get the picture. With the action fast-paced, you’d think there is no time for emotions, but there is. Definitely. The assassin has suffered horrible tragic things throughout her life, so she has little flashbacks in these, but there she also makes good friends, and allies.

“We all bear scars,… Mine just happen to be more visible than most.”

– Sarah J Maas, Throne of Glass

This novel talks about how it doesn’t matter what you look like on the outside, what your family is like, or what has happened to you, it is about who you are inside. This is displayed throughout the book, with the assassin, who has been tortured and stuck in a prison camp for a year, and still be able to laugh. Also the son of the tyrant king, who is loveable and funny.

“No. I can survive well enough on my own— if given the proper reading material.”

– Sarah J Maas, Throne of Glass

Another reason why I love this book so much, is that I can kind of relate to the character. In some ways, she is similar. For example, she is a total bookworm. She loves reading. When she first gets freedom in the king’s castle, the first things she asks for is a pile of books. And the first place she wants to go to is the massive library.

“Libraries were full of ideas–perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.”

– Sarah J Maas, Throne of Glass

Also, the book ends appropriately, ready for the next book. It concludes everything quite well, I thought and yes, it’s part of a series. A six book series. Only annoying thing is, is that only up to book 3 has come out so far. You’ll have to wait until early September 2015 for book 4.

Why should you read it: The plot unfolds unexpectedly, with a change and twist every so often. Also the characters are easy to like and the dialogue between the 3 main characters sometimes made me laugh out loud. There are also some mysterious happenings around the assassin.

Book in a word: unputdownable

Rating: 9½/10

 

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