After my huge bookish hangover after finishing the ACOTAR series by Sarah J. Maas, I was so impressed by her writing skills, that I immediately picked up Throne of Glass. It’s the first novel in another series spanning seven books. So let’s see whether it is any good!
Celaena Sardothien is slaving away in the salt mines of Endovier when her life is about to change forever. The king’s son has come to get her out. But only under the condition that she serves as his champion in an upcoming competition. Celaena is more than the right choice for the spot – she used to be Aderlan’s Assassin…
Celaena Sardothien is one bad ass bitch and I love her for it.
She sends all the men flying on their asses and packing. She’s brilliant and she knows it. You might think this sounds like the description of an arrogant and one-dimensional character. However, Sarah J. Maas created an intricate young woman who has as many scars on the outside as she has on the inside. There are so many aspects of her to discover, I’m not even sure seven books are enough.
The thing I enjoyed most is that she is subtly different from your blueprint YA heroine. Usually, you can tick off all the assets a writer has to include for this particular kind of character. There are some familiar traits, but Celaena feels most certainly different than other famous YA women (Katniss, Tris, …).
She’s relatable in many ways and I already jutted down many quotes that are simply brilliant. Some or deep and heartfelt, others are just hilarious. This character talks back, has a great sense of humor and a ton of sarcasm to offer!
There are many intriguing (female) characters in Throne of Glass. You’ll love them, you’ll hate them, you’ll hate yourself for loving them. SJM really has a way of writing characters who hit you hard.
I love the story itself and just can’t wait to find out more about Celaena’s past. Throne of Glass is hell of a ride. It’s the kind of book you can’t put down. Too many mysteries to solve!
Once more I can only marvel at the intricate world Maas created. And the whole history that comes with said world! I’d love to get a companion book just detailing that.
Throne of Glass is a promise. A promise of amazing, dark, haunting and marvelous things to come. I can’t wait to devour the rest of the series!
Did you read Throne of Glass? Who is your favorite character? Let me know in the comments!