Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens on August 2nd 2012
Genres: Action & Adventure, Fantasy, Fantasy & Magic, General, Love & Romance, Romance, Young Adult, Young Adult Fiction
Meet Celaena Sardothien. Beautiful. Deadly. Destined for greatness.In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteen-year-old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal mistake. She got caught. Young Captain Westfall offers her a deal: her freedom in return for one huge sacrifice. Celaena must represent the prince in a to-the-death tournament - fighting the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land. Live or die, Celaena will be free. Win or lose, she is about to discover her true destiny. But will her assassin's heart be melted?
I’ve heard a lot about the Throne of Glass series. Some of it good and some of it not so good (though from what I seen—totally legit concerns). I attempted a Maas book before (A Court of Thorns and Roses) and did not like it at the time. I might reattempt that series eventually.
As for Throne of Glass, I liked it much more than I expected to. But there were things I didn’t like—all of them being Celaena related. I found her to be so contradictory to everything other people said and thought of her. She’s charming. She’s stronger at eighteen than anyone ever. Blah blah. And it was right off the get-go. Unless they find her sass and haughtiness as charming. I saw it as rude. These people were melting like ice cream over her. Lol. Why are all female assassins always so beautiful? And never have scars or any lasting disfigurement on their faces from fights and so on? Celaena has them on her back, but I don’t recall her having them elsewhere.
Hypocritical attitude about other girls, especially when she is exactly like the ones she’s describing. The only difference is she gets help from magical dead people. No room to bark, Cel.
I loved Princess Nehemia. She was the best one in the book, besides Chaol and Prince Dorian. I already know the gist of what happens later. And I’m really bummed out about it. As far as shipping goes, I think Chaol and Dorian are too good for Celaena. She can’t decide who she wants, one minute she’s thinking about Chaol and then Dorian. Tbh, I’d rather see Chaol and Dorian together rather than her.