Review of Throne of Glass

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 three 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.
Please tell me why I took so long to read Throne of Glass? I have heard great things, read amazing reviews and yet did not read the book. Finally I wised up and I am so glad I did. I am fangirling over this series. I am already half way through the second and cannot wait until I get my grubby paws on the third.

  • I love Celaena, she is badass, but realistic, kind-hearted, loving and strong all at the same time. I feel like I say this a lot because that is definitely my favorite type of character.
  • The boys are SO swoony. I love both Dorian and Chaol for different reasons. Although there is kinda a love triangle situation, it did not bother me at all. I was happy with where the book went and the relationship status at the end of the book.
  • The clothes in the book were awesome. The big, fluffy Renaissance dresses felt right at home with the Championship fight. It was an odd mix that totally worked and showed both sides of Celaena.
  • I loved all the Champions and the descriptions. Another blogger suggested that it would make a great TV show and I totally agree. I would love to see more time spent on each champion and their stories. Maybe there will be more in the way of novellas.
  • The mix of magic, mystery and historical kingdom lore works so well. It would almost seem out of place, but Maas does a great job of weaving the stories together.

  • Not a single one, this series is quickly becoming one of my favorites! I only hope the 5th and possibly 6th books come out quickly! Maas definitely has a way with words and storytelling!


  1. Well at least you finally read it! This series is my absolute fave. Crown of Midnight is definitely in the running as one of my favourite books of all time. <3 <3 <3
    Happy reading!
    Brittany @ This is the Story of My(Reading) Life

  2. Celaena is one of my favourite characters ever and I love the Renaissance feel of the clothes in this series too! I'm currently reading Heir of Fire and oh man this series just gets better with each book!

  3. This does sound like a good series! I still have other books you borrowed me to read first though! :0) Went straight to amazon to add it on my wish list! ;0)

  4. Excellent review Missie!!
    I remember not reading this because of all the book hype but I finally picked it up and feel in love!!! Definitely one of my favourite series. Crown of Midnight is on my TBR list for this month, I can't wait to start it!!

    Patty @ Bookish Wanderlove

  5. I had mixed thoughts on this one, but LOVED the sequel. So if you really liked this one, you're in for a treat with CROWN OF MIDNIGHT - it's amazing, emotional, heartbreaking! So incredible.

    Great review :)

  6. I'm so glad you liked it!!! THIS IS MY FAVOURITEST SERIES OF EVER. AFDJSALKDSF. I love Chaol the most, but Dorian is perfection. And they just get better and better! Even the novellas are omg amazing.
    Thanks for stopping by @ Notebook Sisters!

  7. This is such a great series. *Fellow fangirl* This was one of those series that took me by surprise, and I'm glad I randomly stumbled upon it on goodreads. If you haven't already read book two, just you wait for all the fun in store for you.

    Dreams @ Once Upon A Dream Books

  8. Hmm... a love triangle that works? Maybe I'll finally have to give this one a try! I've also seen a million great reviews for this one but I've just never gotten around to it. Thanks for sharing!

    Tracy @ Cornerfolds

  9. I'm taking much longer to read this. Haha! I have the first book already though so it's a matter of picking it up and starting it. XD I'm glad you love it though. I've been hearing some mixed reviews on this one, but I'm definitely intrigued. And I love clothes in books so I'll definitely look out for that when I start reading. :D


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