Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Throne of Glass, Sarah J. Maas

After a year of slavery in the Salt Mines of Endovier, Celaena Sardothien was accustomed to being escorted everywhere in shackles  and at sword-point. 

Magic has left the land, and Celaena Sardothien, the kingdom's most feared assassin, is taken out of slavery in the salt mines to compete for being the King's Champion. If she can defeat twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors, she will eventually win her freedom. Celaena meets the Crown Prince Dorian, and the Captain of the Guard Chaol. So, a love triangle. And Princess Nehemia, from a foreign land, becomes the unexpected: a friend.  Then her competitors start being gruesomely murdered, for there is something evil lurking in the castle.

Ah, I really loved this one. It was like Grave Mercy, Graceling, and The Hunger Games in one. I loved the writing and had a very hard time ever putting the book down. It was more girly than I expected, but not overdone. And I enjoyed all the characters and the world that Sarah J. Maas has created. Really, this is the best of the three new YA fantasies I've read so far this fall (Seraphina, Shadow and Bone.) I'm looking forward to the sequel tremendously (I have no idea when it's coming out, but I await its release with expectation.

Read Throne of Glass:
  • if you like fantasy
  • if you like stories with strong female heroines
  • if you liked Grave Mercy, Graceling, or The Hunger Games
404 pages.
Outstanding Book That Will Stay On My Bookshelf For Rereading (jf I own it)!

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