Sunday, December 4, 2016

Throne of Glass, by Sarah J. Maas - Reread

Hey all! 
I just finished re-reading Throne of Glass, by Sarah J. Maas! 

I know I'm super late with the ToG hype - I read book one sometime last year, and it took me almost a year to get to book two. Shame, right? So I figured that now that I have the first 4 books, I should just read them practically in one go, between December and January. It's kind of like a ToG marathon? Feel free to join if you want! I'll be reading books iin between each of the ToG books as well. 

As I just mentioned, I read this last year at some point, you can click here to go back to it! It was way at the beginning of my blogging days, I was so enthusiastic and all over the place, hahah ^^ 


"In a land without magic, where the king rules with an iron hand, an assassin is summoned to the castle. She comes not to kill the king, but to win her freedom. If she defeats twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition, she is released from prison to serve as the king's champion. Her name is Celaena Sardothien. 

The Crown Prince will provoke her. The Captain of the Guard will protect her. But something evil dwells in the castle of glass--and it's there to kill. When her competitors start dying one by one, Celaena's fight for freedom becomes a fight for survival, and a desperate quest to root out the evil before it destroys her world."


Honestly, I might have enjoyed the re-read more than the original read. Throne of Glass is a book that is interesting and addicitve right from the star, in a way that makes the book difficult to put down when faced with responsibilities. Everything from the plot to the characters to the intrigue and the world was just amazingly creative and wholly interesting to read about. 

Celaena is an assassin - she spent many years in a prison camp and was rescued by Prince Dorian, to be his father's Champion. One would expect her to be assassin-esque - cold hearted and uncaring, but she's not that. Whilst she has incredible weaponry skills and bravery, she also loves reading, music and food. She's basically a normal young adult who was brought up in a world of killing, and that's probably why I like her character so much! 

Dorian and Chaol are both amazing characters as well - Dorian is the crown prince, and Chaol is the captain of the guard. The two are best friends, and both fall for Caleana...

In this book, even all of the side characters have some importance and are completely thought-out. 

Aside from the characters, what I loved about this book was the fast pace, the fantasy tone, the magic and the intrigue. Honestly, this is a must-read for any fantasy lovers who liked the hunger games. Fairies, ghosts, murder, monsters, princes and magic, this book has it all, and it was absolutely amazing. 

As both my first and second review basically sum up everything I have to say, I'll just skip right to grading. I'm giving this a 5/5 feathers, and would give it so much more if I could! 


Have you read Throne of Glass? What did you think about it? Did you maybe disagree with the hype? Let me know! :) 

Have a great day! 


2 comments:

  1. Haha, the first time I read this book, I actually didn't enjoy it very much. But clearly I was insane at that time, because when I read it again, I was totally in love with it!

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    1. Hahah I know what you mean! I enjoyed it but I didn’t have this insane need for book two. I’ve been enjoying my re-reads a lot more, though! SJM is queen!

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