Review of Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Title: Throne of Glass
Series: Throne of Glass Book 1
Author: Sarah J. Maas

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 four 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.

Rating: I will be giving this book a 4 out of 5 stars. I have heard a lot of hype about this series. I recently decided to read it after all this time. After reading the synopsis of the story and reading the first few chapters, I went ahead a read this book. The first book set up a lot to what I think is to come in the next few books. This book went in a direction that I didn’t expect and I really enjoyed that. However, with that being said there were a few things that I did not like about it. I was not a fan of all the slow parts in the book as well as the romance between the three main characters in this book. It felt like the Celaena liked one and then forgot about him and went to the other. The last hour and a half of this book is what really got my attention and kept me going until the end. I truly enjoyed this book overall and if you have read The Hunger Games, Falling Kingdoms, or Shadow and Bones this book might just be for you. 

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