I have finally read Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas. This was her debut novel and it was amazing! I thought this was her second series but I was wrong! The introduction was great and captured my attention in the best way. Celaena’s character had me asking what mysteries she would uncover and was surprises she would spring on us next.
This book took 5 days to read and was on sale on amazon kindle! If I had known I would get into the series I would have bought the actual book.
The beginning concentrated too much on descriptions of her looks but I feel that Sarah J Maas improves this in her next series so it isn’t that bad of a negative. Especially since you can easily skim over these parts.
I feel Celaena’s general personality the whole book is a teasing girl that plays off how truly strong she is. Her cockiness has yet to be backed up besides the stories and I felt she deserved more bad-ass ness. Even in the end I feel she could have done more.
The love triangle kills me, man. I hate when there are two love interests! Chapel and Dorian are great but I hate when the main character just switches from one to the other and it’s not my cup of tea.
The one scene I hated was in the kennels and where we are introduced to Fleetfoot. The way Celaena acted towards and the dogs was very out of character and I felt those scene regarding it was unnecessary toward the story and put a damper on her character.
I absolutely loved the back and forth banter between Dorian, Chaol, and Celaena. Also, these names are so unique! I haven’t a clue why I have not heard them before!
The story of how she got her scar on her hand was brutal but really showed her toughness and reminded us that she did indeed kill someone with a pickax.
The Wyrdmarks and traditions in the story were great and I love how they were included and easily understood. It was a great magical mix in there. I’m glad Nehemia was introduced so Celaena had someone in the castle to turn to in times of confusion. I loved Nehemia in general, she was my favorite character by far!
This book was a great intro to the series. Yes, there were some downsides but overall I recommend this book! The assassin is a great story that has never been told and I can not wait to read the next book (Oh wait, I already did 😉
See you then,