Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
“ You could rattle the stars”
Title: Throne of Glass
Author: Sarah J Maas
Series: Book 1 of Throne of Glass Series
Genres: Romance, Young Adult, Fantasy, Magic, Paranormal
Sarah J Maas has easily become one of my favorite authors. Everything that she writes makes me feel so full and heartbroken inside all at the same time. After reading ACOTAR (and loving them), I couldn't wait to begin TOG. However, I also felt a little scared. Scared to not love the character enough, to not fall in love with the writing and the love as much as I did with ACOTAR. Now, it is obviously thrilling yet a little scary to know that as soon as the book begins I am going to compare it to ACOTAR and I didn't want to create this one book vs another scenario in my head. I felt very relieved when I kept the comparison levels to a minimum and instead enjoyed a different tale of love and adventure.
Celaena Sardothien is an assassin, one of the best ones in her country. However, she has been captured and enslaved in Endovier, a prison camp like no other. However, her escape comes one day in the form of Prince Dorian The prince of the country and King she has bowed to hate. He offers her a chance to participate in the Kings competition, however that means if she wins she also has to be the Kings Assassin for 4 years and after that time period she will be a free soul once more. She hastily accepts, but the bargain is higher than she hopes for when competitors start getting murdered and her feeling start getting in the way.
I have to admit that I read this book on my tiptoes, meaning that I did not want to get too attached to someone or invent OTPs that might not occur (thanks to ACOTAR). I loved the relationship that formed between Dorian and Celaena, but I also loved some scenes she has with Chaol, so I obviously was doubting all the way through what plot twist was going to come our way.
The only reason that I didn't give this book a complete five stars was because it felt too much like the first book a series. One where you're building up the world and the characters, specially the relationships with one another. It is a key part of the story, yet sometimes it can be a little more dull. This entrance to this world was a bit slower than the fast paced ACOTAR action scenes, hence I decided to bump it a little lower.
"You bear many names and so I shall name you as well...
I name you Elentiya. I give you this name to use with honor, to use when other names grow too heavy. I ahem you Elentiya, 'spirit that could not be broken'"
--- 4.5 stars ---