Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne of Glass, #1
Genre: Romance | Fantasy
Age Range: New Adult
Format: Paperback, 404 pages
Source: My Copy
Published on August 2nd 2012 by Bloomsbury
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Meet Celaena Sardothien.
Destined for greatness.
In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteen-year-old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal mistake. She got caught.
Young Captain Westfall offers her a deal: her freedom in return for one huge sacrifice. Celaena must represent the prince in a to-the-death tournament—fighting the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land. Live or die, Celaena will be free. Win or lose, she is about to discover her true destiny. But will her assassin’s heart be melted?
I ‘ve wanted to start rereading Throne of Glass for years and finally convinced a twitter mutual to join me! She doesn’t have a blog but she’s a fellow reader and we had similar reading speed which was so much fun. I love buddy reads but they can be such a pain too since you have to wait the buddy to finish the chapters.
Celaena have been trained to be an assassin since she was eight years old and she lost her parents. She’s in a prison as a slave until Prince Dorian comes with an offer: become the king’s assassin and get freedom after four years. I liked the fact that she liked killing people but she also liked wearing dresses.
I didn’t like the idea of Celaena and Chaol together at all. He’s so nasty to her all the time just because she’s an assassin. He found her relatively kind, clever and somewhat charming despite her arrogance but still treated her the way he did, like thinking she deserved her scars.
Dorian and Celaena weren’t anything swoon worthy either but they were so cute together! I don’t think Celaena ever saw a future with him because of who his father was but Dorian was so sweet to her. He wanted to give everything in his power to give to her and I loved them sending letters to each other. I loved the fact that Dorian wanted her to read some of his favorite books, so they could have something to talk about.
I think I’m liking Nehemia more this time around. She’s a good friend to Celaena. Talking about friends– I’m hoping to see more of Dorian and Chaol’s friendship in later books. We don’t really see much of it yet. They have been friends forever but mostly Chaol’s just trying to keep him away from Celaena.
I’m sad Nox left this early in the series. I liked him.
The final book of the series kind of put off this whole series for me, so I was so surprised how much I enjoyed Throne of Glass. I can’t wait to meet Rowan again but so far I’ve got to say that I’m leaning towards team Dorian. I can’t understand people liking her with Chaol when not only he treated her like she was a monster but when she was on her period, he ran away like she was contagious while Dorian send her candy and a puppy. I’m hoping to enjoy the later books more the second time around.