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Throne of Glass

Maas, Sarah J. (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Throne of Glass

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After she has served a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, Crown Prince Dorian offers eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien her freedom on the condition that she act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.
Authors: Maas, Sarah J.
Title: Throne of glass
Publisher: New York :, Bloomsbury,, c2012.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
Characteristics: 406 p. :,map ;,25 cm.
Summary: After she has served a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, Crown Prince Dorian offers eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien her freedom on the condition that she act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.
ISBN: 9781599906959
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Report This Jan 12, 2014
  • jorbenton rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I absolutely love this book. Some people are bothered by Celaena's cocky attitude, but it just endeared her to me more! The plot and story line are fantastic. I did have issue with all of the blushing going on...get a grip people, you're all adults and one of you kills people for a living. But I so enjoyed the character development and interactions. This is now tied for my favorite series!

Report This Nov 22, 2013
  • moonrise2810 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

BEST BOOK EVERRR!!! I love the book soooo much. READ IT PEOPLE!!! MUST READ

Report This Sep 20, 2013
  • cad23 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

With an interesting plot and well-developed characters, this novel does not disappoint. Sarah J. Maas creates plenty of drama with her strong female protagonist, Celaena Sardothien, as Ardalan's assassin. It's easy to forget that this girl is only 18 years old as the story unfolds. You see her character grow and mature, with a strength and fierce determination to see everything to its conclusion. Even sacrificing her own freedom for others that she befriends, and needs to protect from the evil that dwells in the castle. Celaena is loyal, brave, and vulnerable all at the same time, making her completely believable and relatable as the Champion in this fantasy/sci-fi/YA novel. Can't wait for the next book, "Crown of Midnight", to be released Aug 2013.

Report This Aug 13, 2013
  • Indigo_Cobra_8 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The heroine, Celaena, is just such a kick-ass character, with witty humor and confidence bordering on arrogance that you rarely find in other YA heroines. I liked this book better than the Hunger Games because it has a more sophisticated, cold feel rather than the harsh, nitty-gritty realities of the Hunger Games. I guess it depends on personal taste.

Report This Jul 25, 2013
  • emilyswartzer rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

An awesome read. I finished this book in one sitting. Celaena is an amazing character. At age 18, she is an accomplished assassin and is asked to join the contest to find the new royal assassin. The contests are good. She is actually quite caring. She saves one contestant from death. I am looking forward to the sequel: Crown of Midnight.

This book sounds cool I just put it on hold I read summarys and its sounds pretty awesome.i can't wait for the next book coming out in August 2013! But I think she's the other kind of Katniss (from hunger games) like the way celaena is fearless and adores herself including she knows she's the best! I can't to read this book but I am scared how she will go against thieves, assasins, and really great warriors?!?!!!!!! But I bet she'll win this game! :-)beside wat cheap fighter wants to cheat in the royal game by killing the his or she's competitions!

Report This Jun 10, 2013
  • mooliu rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

hoped for more of celaena's past. meh. maybe that'll be in the sequel

Report This May 21, 2013
  • BB1017 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

There are great books. And then there are -great books-. This is not one of them. Considering how long the author said she worked on this novel (all through high school and college), and considering it was compared to The Hunger Games and Game of Thrones on the cover, I was bitterly disappointed with Throne of Glass. It was difficult to get into, and I only continued reading to see if maybe the middle and ending were any better (spoiler, they weren't). Celaena, as a character, is a very weak character. Sure, the author gave her a tragic back-story, but it's so vague and jumbled that it's impossible to connect with Celaena on a deeper level. The only reason readers root for Celaena is because Maas makes us hate the antagonist Cain. Celaena experiences no character growth. In fact, none of the characters seem to grow as a character. Celaena also doesn't quite fit the character mold that she's given. She's constantly described as the "Goddess of the Underworld," the "Assassin of Ardalan" (or whatever the name of the country was) and yet she never lives up to that title. She constantly describes something that she could do, but never does it ("I could totally gut that patrol of guards over there and slip away into the night, but I won't"). Given the amount of fear the other characters seem to have for Celaena Sardothien, one would think that she was a hardened criminal, someone brass and tough and unafraid with nerves of steel. Celaena is none of those things. Instead, she is a watery little girl, sarcastic and annoying and scared easily. She is vain and pompous and, for whatever reason, obsessed with pretty, frilly dresses and her own appearance. In any case, the author was pretty pompous herself when she compared Throne of Glass to The Hunger Games and Game of Thrones. The only similarities are that the story centers around a competition with a teenage female lead character, and the whole thing occurs in a medieval-style castle. Otherwise, it is an insult to Suzanne Collins and George R. R. Martin. I gave this book three stars, because I'm in a generous mood. I wouldn't recommend this book for anyone who read The Hunger Games or Game of Thrones. It absolutely is not at that level, or anywhere close.

Pretty similar to the Hunger Games!

Report This Mar 13, 2013
  • renheart115 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I love her character so much! I knew this book would be interesting because, of course, I love a story with a strong female protagonist who can fight. But she isn't dull, and she's actually quite hilarious which I found entertaining. Add her compassion for justice, and we get the perfect hero blend. I'm rooting not for the prince, but for the captain, to end up with her. :)

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Report This Jan 20, 2013
  • CRRL_AngelaCritics rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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