Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne of Glass #1
Page count: 406
Source: Amazon Marketplace
Summary: 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. So aside from the tournament itself there is something killing the other competitors. So now Celaena has to help find a killer and try to stay alive.
To be truth I got this book to see what the hype is about this series and Sarah J. Mass. And to say am actual impressed. Yes I had some problems with it, but had some very interesting time with it.
- Characters: Celaena as a character is tough and she knows she is. Sometimes I wished she didn’t know so that she wouldn’t be to big headed about it. She was taught will, and that helped her both the tournament and figuring out about the killers. Both Dorian and Chaol are best friend since childhood which grew to now. Dorian is very a ladies man until he meets Celaena and finds out she share his love for books. I think he finds her interesting for the fact that she is so different then anyone he’s meet before. Dorian on the other hand is total opposite he takes his duty very serious as captain of the guards. Though he was a really serious person he shared fighting with Celaena and witty banter.
- Romance: Thing about the love triangle in this story was more of the Prince Dorian and Celaena story. Yes there is some Chaol, but that was to train and sometimes in between. I like the prince, but he is reminds me of a love sick puppy when it comes to Celaena. So I wanted more Chaol and Celaena to even it out will loving on their banter. Also because I don’t believe I forgot about Nehemia the princess. She becomes friends with Celaena in the beginning, and boy does she not pull punches. The thing is she’s a princess in title only, and she is mean to all in the glass castle. Love her and for her caring of Celaena.
- Great thing is the banter in these book it made smile, laugh and just enjoy the story more. Plus the mystery with the killings kept me reading until the very end. Plus it had a fae aspect which wasn’t that big in this book it was still interesting to aspect. Also the end was so good with the fighting more than them just hitting each other.
- The sore spot for me is there was no true tournament other than throwing and climbing. It reminded me of Divergent when Tris and the newbies had to go through all those test to be able to stay in Dauntless. Then in the end we actual see hand on hand combat. I just assumed that there will be more of the assassin aspect
- Lightly mentioned the king is a bastard. Even if he’s not really in the story for only the beginning and the end. However when he was there he was a total ass to Celaena especially at the end. Reason this is small is because anyone who read this will know what I mean.
I really want the next book The Crown of Midnight and makes me excited for the fact I hear these books get better as the story progresses. What I would love is more Chaol and Celeana and more fighting assassin things going on. So until the next time keep reading bookworms.