Title: THRONE OF GLASS
Author: Sarah J. Maas (SHE’S DOING NANO!!! How awesome is that?!?!(seriously I will convince you to do NaNo…))
Yes, we’re getting rather NaNo obsessed in our little corner of the world. My deepest apologies for not posting on Monday, I’m devouring books before the Great Spilling of Words come November. I remember finding out about Throne of Glass not that many months ago. It caught my attention because Sarah started writing it when she was 15. I was 15 years old myself when I wrote my first novel length… thing. 😀 It was also the year when I first did NaNoWriMo. Did I mention how awesome NaNo is?
THRONE OF GLASS read as something that was a joy to write. It pulled my heartstrings, made me smile, and oh goodness as it all came togther, the suspence! A brief quote from unique Celaena Sardothien:
Princes are not supposed to be handsome! They’re sniveling, stupid, reulsive creatures! This one… this… How unfair of him to be royal and beautiful.
She’s a smart, sassy, vain, determined, far from cold-hearted assassin recruited by the Crown Prince and his friend the Captain of the Guard. Celaena is sure of herself and her abilities but I did enjoy that she wasn’t immediately kickass right after the release from her imprisonment. It took time to heal and train. Admittedly when the word assassin comes to mind I think of a ruthless killer. But Celaena is far from that. This girl feels.
There’s love. I wasn’t sure whether I would enjoy yet another love triangle but Dorien and Chaol are cute and each have something going for them. There is a great amount of banter between them all and I loved every second of it! I’m leaning towards Chaol at the moment. The love triangle itself wasn’t too overbearing and there were several mentions of a past love, Sam. (EBOOK NOVELLAS of THRONE OF GLASS might shed some light, I haven’t had a chance to read them yet.) There was a music scene. The lovely ache of past love made my eyes fill with tears(what can I say, I’m a sucker for any mention of music combined with a powerful emotion…)
The competition to be the King’s assassin left me wanting. The final showdown, as I said previously was suspenseful and well worth the read but the events leading up to it were surprisingly tame. An archery competition isn’t very exciting in my books. I did enjoy it nonetheless.
There is so much more to explore in Celaena’s world and so much room for so many things to happen. I think the first book barely touches on what Celaena is capable of doing and I’m excited to see all the characters in the second book coming out next year. I wish there were more books like this in the YA genre. Maas is someone to look out for, she’s got everything needed to write an amazing fantasy story.
Wishing I could review this book better and totally recommending it
*spelling edit on 10/28/12