Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1) By Sarah J. Maas [Binge Read] [Review]

  • Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)RELEASE DATE:August 2nd 2012 
    AUTHOR:
    Sarah j. Maas
    GENRE: 
    Young-Adult, Fantasy, Adventure.  
    PUBLISHER:
    Bloomsbury  
    SUMMARY:

Meet Celaena Sardothien.
Beautiful. Deadly.
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?

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“You could rattle the stars. You could do anything, if only you dared. And deep down, you know it, too. That’s what scares you most.”

The first time I’ve read this book it was actually a very long time ago when it was first published in 2012. My Memory pretty much sucks so except for the main characters names, I forgot everything about the plot, but I do remember loving it. So, this was my second time reading this book and I really enjoyed it. I picked it up after finishing The Assassin’s blade and I was bit surprised to find that Celaena’s not the same fierce and bratty prideful Assassin as in the prequel novellas. Despite that, I really loved her character. I enjoyed every aspect in the book. The plot was good and world building was just great. The writing was amazing, it’s one of the best things I love about Sarah J. Maas’s books.
Adarlan’s greatest Assassin is serving her life sentence at Salt mines in Endovier. After One year of torture, Celaena gets a personal visit from the captain of the royal guard Chaol Westfall who brings her a deal that she couldn’t resist. She must represent as prince Dorian’s champion in a fight to death tournament conducted by the King Of The Adarlan himself. The winner will become the King’s Champion. Caelena needs to fight against several criminals and Assassin’s coming from all around the Adarlan. To gain her freedom, she must win the fight and become King’s Champion for four years because if she fails, she would be sent back to her prison and Celeana knows that she wouldn’t survive another year in the salt mines.
Eighteen Years old Celaena Sardothien is a strong protagonist. She’s a character you’re either going to hate or love. I really liked her character in Assassin’s Blade but in this book she seemed a bit too girl-ish and less fierce. In the Assassin’s Blade, she was fierce, Proud, and lethal. Her time in Salt mines had changed her too much and she wasn’t the same Celeana. She’s now a vulnerable girl who will do anything to gain her freedom. And coming to her  attraction to two boys might be annoying to some readers who hates triangles. It didn’t bother me much. I actually liked Celaena’s relationship with Chaol. It felt more realistic than her attraction to the prince. I honestly loved their banters but the romance felt forced to me. So yeah, I’m not with this ship but I’m totally shipping her with Chaol. There’s another character I really liked that is princess Nehemia. I really enjoyed the friendship between her and Celaena. They’re both strong woman in their own way.

The plot was engaging and interesting throughout but in the middle things slowed down a bit. The pacing was good and there was a never dull moment. I liked the aspect of the tournament  and also the mystery surrounding the wyrd marks. They’re the main things that held my interest besides the romance drama. Although some things were predictable, it was an enjoyable read. The writing was captivating, as expected. I’m glad the book was told in multiple POV’s. The world Sarah created was fantastic, but in this book we only get to see Salt Mines and The glass Castle of King of Adarlan. I can’t wait to explore more of this fascinating world and its magic.

Overall, I really loved this book! It was a great start to an epic journey and I can’t wait to jump into the next book.

Recommend it?
YES
I highly recommend this series to all the YA fantasy lovers. If you haven’t started it yet, then it’s good time to pick up this series because the final book has been recently released.

MY RATING:
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[4/5 Stars]

So, What do you think of this book? Have you read it yet? Do you Plan to read it?
Please feel free to comment below!

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23 thoughts on “Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1) By Sarah J. Maas [Binge Read] [Review]

  1. Beware Of The Reader November 14, 2018 / 2:56 am

    I am so happy that you are binge reading this favorite series of mine Raven!!!

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    • Raven @ Dreamy Addictions November 14, 2018 / 3:39 am

      Thank you, Sophie! ♥️I’m currently reading Heir of Fire and so far, I’m really loving it! 😊

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  2. Sofii @A Book. A Thought. November 14, 2018 / 3:07 am

    I’m kind of ashamed to say that I haven’t read this series yet, but hopefully I’ll do it next year, I have to be honest with myself, I don’t think it will happen this year. At least I’ll not have to wait for the next book to come out, right? LOL

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    • Raven @ Dreamy Addictions November 18, 2018 / 3:01 am

      This series was pretty entertaining! I hope you enjoy it when you finally get around to it! Yeah, you don’t have to wait for the next book to come out. That’s why I’ve waited for so long to read it until the last book was published.

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  3. confessionsofayareader November 14, 2018 / 5:43 am

    I finally bought this one even though I have no idea when I’ll get to it. But it’s definitely a series I want to try.

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  4. The Candid Cover November 14, 2018 / 6:30 pm

    I should really start this series from the beginning when I get back into it, too. I never remember the details either. However, I did love the Celaena and Chaol relationship as well. Who could forget that?! 😉

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    • Raven @ Dreamy Addictions November 18, 2018 / 3:06 am

      I’m so glad loved Celeana and Chaol! I totally ship them!😊 Oh, I can’t wait for you to get back into this series! It’s so addicting! 😁

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  5. Jen November 15, 2018 / 3:18 am

    I’m excited to see how your thoughts progress as you binge this series! I forgot that I was completely spoiled in regards to how the love story progresses. I know the story is so much more than that, but that’s always stuck in my head. Wishing you lots of luck and have so much fun reading!

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    • Raven @ Dreamy Addictions November 18, 2018 / 3:24 am

      I was also a little spoiled some parts of the series but it’s inevitable when they’re literally everywhere. Thank you so much, Jen! ♥️I hope you enjoy this series if you ever decide to give it a shot! 😊

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  6. theorangutanlibrarian November 18, 2018 / 1:56 am

    Celaena is definitely a strong protagonist- and though I get why people hate her, I feel the series wouldn’t be the same without her fantastic, somewhat domineering personality. And yeah she’s certainly more vulnerable in this than in assassin’s blade- I like how Maas really changes her personality depending on her circumstances (while staying true to the character). This was definitely an engaging and strong start. Really love reading your reviews for this series!

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    • Raven @ Dreamy Addictions November 18, 2018 / 3:29 am

      I loved her sassy and domineering personality! Maas did a great job with her character! Aww I’m so glad you loved my review! 😊 Hope you have a great day! ❤️

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  7. Once Upon A Bookshelf March 13, 2019 / 12:05 am

    OMG YES THAT GIF IS BASICALLY THIS BOOK LOL Great review! I actually just finished reading and reviewing this book! I am so happy you enjoyed it! I can’t wait to learn more about the world. I do agree that the tournament and mystery aspects were handled well and that was what captured most of my attention. Have you read the other books yet or the ACOTAR series?

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    • Raven @ Dreamy Addictions March 13, 2019 / 12:25 am

      ahaha Thank you! I’m glad you agree with me! I’ve finished reading this series and also the first three books in ACOTAR. I’m currently looking forward to the fourth book which is a spinoff.
      Hope you enjoy rest of the TOG series! Happy reading! 🙂

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      • Once Upon A Bookshelf March 13, 2019 / 6:21 am

        That’s so great to know! I am really looking forward to completing the series. Ooooo then I should get back into the ACOTAR series since I only read the first one lol Thank you for your thoughts!

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