Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas {Stephanie’s Review}

Posted January 11th, 2021 by in *Review / 6 comments

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas {Stephanie’s Review}Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Also by this author: Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight
Series: Throne of Glass #1
Also in this series: Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight
Published by Bloomsbury Children's Books
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Pages: 404
Format: eBook, Audiobook
Read in: December 2020
Reading Challenges: 2020 GoodReads
Source: Personal Collection
Add to: Goodreads

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. - via GoodReads

4 Stars

I picked up Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas because one of my 2021 goals is to read the Throne of Glass series in its entirety. I’ve never finished the series.

This is a re-read for me. You can find me original review here. Reading Throne of Glass again reminded me why I really enjoyed this series! It is such a rich story. I really enjoyed the story. The issue that I had this time around is that my brain kept trying to compare the story to what I remembered. I just ended up more and more confused.

Celaena is such a strong female character. I loved Chaol’s protectiveness. I had forgotten about that. Dorian starts out so arrogant. To me he didn’t initially see Celaena as a person but as a way to humiliate his father. I loved peeling back the layers of Dorian and learning who he really was. Nehemia is such a great friend to Celaena.

I think I was able to look over any flaws in this book because I know where it’s going. I’ve read the first five books and just kind of petered out on the series at book six.


Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • 2020 GoodReads

6 Responses to “Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas {Stephanie’s Review}”

    • Stephanie

      I really liked Throne of Glass and struggled a little bit more with the Court series. Both are fantastic but I think Throne of Glass would be easier to get into. I hope you enjoy it if you pick it up!

  1. Berls

    Ha you beat me! I’ve read the first 3 books and petered out. Geez, i felt like I’d read so much more – but the books are so full, I’m not surprised it felt like that. I need to do a reread. Is the series finished?

    • Stephanie

      I really feel like it was a disservice to re-read them because I kept trying to sort things out. I do believe it is finished; the last book was published in 2018.

    • Stephanie

      Thank you! The prequels are so gut wrenching; I loved them. I hope you enjoy them when you get to them!

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