Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Fantasy
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s
Publication Date: August 7th 2012
4 OUT OF 5 STARS
“Libraries were full of ideas–perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.”
Celaena Sardothien is the assassin of Ardalan. She can take down any mark and can command any price, but she’s made the worst mistake any criminal can make. She got caught. However, after long months of slaving in the salt mine, the Crown Prince has come to offer her a deal. She’s t enter a competition to become the King’s Champion, but with 23 other criminals and a dark force at work will Celaena be able to survive and win her freedom?
Throne of Glass is an incredibly hyped up series, and there are good reasons. Celaena is a remarkably well portrayed female character, she’s strong without being an empty machine. She feels real, as do all the characters around her. The fantasy aspects were well written, and the descriptions of dresses were lovely. It did feel a little unnecessary to include the overused love triangle, and the “mystery” villain is so painfully clear from the beginning it makes Celaena look a little less clever than she’s said to be. These are only small faults however and I’m nearly positive the next book in the series will more than make up for them.