REVIEW: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

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Now into the review:

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Title: Throne of Glass

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Series: Throne of Glass

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA

Release Date: August 7th, 2012

ISBN: 9781599906959


Goodreads Summary:

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 four 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.


My Thoughts:

I wasn’t overly intrigued by this novel but it wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be. Going into this book, I knew that there would be grueling fights. But with the help of some good ole’ foreshadowing, it was simple to figure out who the winner would be. I hate when you can easily foreshadow a book. But this particular book, I wasn’t able to absolutely predict it.

So, this book was basically my first book set in a fantasy world, not including Harry Potter. it was nice to have a little switch from Urban Fantasy. I really enjoyed how the whole book took place in different places; starting out in the Endovier Salt Mines and then moving all the way to the castle. Bonus** the book includes a map so its like a total score!

I always lead towards liking main characters best but, for once, that didn’t happen. I fell in love with Nehemia’s character. She was so unique compared to everyone else at the castle and was such an amazing companion to Celaena. And god I am so screwed. Dorian or Chaol? Who to choose? Okay, so in my opinion, I think that Chaol and Celaena are amazing together. But, then again, I also really liked Dorian.

So that’s it for this review!

Happy reading everyone!

~Alaina

The Raven Boys Review || March 26

Hello everybody! It’s finally spring break which means that i have a lot of free time to read, blog and write. So here I am, sitting at my dining room table, writing up this review since I literally just finished this book. The Raven Boys was an eyeful of confusing plot twists and cliffhangers. That may be the reason why it took me the span of three months to read. But, it was still such an amazing book. Maggie Stiefvater is a writer who knows what she’s doing. Her eccentric characters pull you into her books.Her interesting plot lines will intrigue you. Every thing about her books will have you standing on your tippy toes. Maggie’s books might not be as legendary as the Throne of Glass series or The Mortal Instruments, but she is a legend. Her books are read by millions around and those millions are awaiting the final book in The Raven Cycle, The Raven King.

Now, to stop myself from ranting about how amazing Maggie’s novels are, here’s my review:


The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater 

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4.5/5 stars


This book was such an incredible start to The Raven Cycle. Though the beginning is quite confusing, don’t let it fool you. Blue Sargent was as eccentric in my mind as she was on the page. Gansey has now become my second favorite male character. Noah was just…. DEAD. Ronan was such a powerful character and Adam was maybe the bravest poor kid I have ever read about.

Let’s get straight into talking about that ending. Whelk had all of the death coming straight for him. And Neeve. Neeve was plain evil. She betrayed everyone. Maura. Calla. Persephone. Blue. Even Barrington Whelk. Like what was that plan of her’s anyways. trying to beat Gansey at waking the Ley line. I’m almost confident that Neeve is going to come back in either The Dream Thieves or Blue Lily, Lily Blue to ruin everythng.

Even though towards the end of the book, Blue and Gansey did connect more together, i was really hoping that something interesting would happen between them. Maybe like a date or someting. Though at least they spent the day together once searching through the forest. But that day ended up bad. I wish that they would’ve went on a date or something. Maybe that’ll happen in The Dream Thieves. I sure hope so!


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Happy Reading!

~Alaina