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 come to realize that I'm 100 times more patient with audiobooks than with regular books. With audiobooks, I can just put my headphones on, and workout, do chores around the house, drive etc etc. If I don't like the book, then I least I didn't waste my time. I thought that Throne of Glass was a perfect example to my weird logic. I'm not saying that Throne of Glass was bad, but I'm the kind of person that to finish a book I have to be engaged pretty early on in the book. The first time I tried to read ToG I didn't feel a connection towards the characters or the plot.
But this review right here of the sequel to Throne of Glass by Kim from The Midnight Garden made me want to give this series another try. I don't regret it guys! This was such a great and entertaining read!
First of all I have to tackle the love triangle situation going on. The romance in ToG is not as in your face as I thought it was going to be. I'm glad for that. With everything that was going on in the book I wouldn't have liked Celaena to be all: "I love the Prince, but the captain of the guard is so hot that I think I love him too." No. Celaena did enjoy flirting with both Chaol and the prince and got really close to one of them BUT her priority was herself. Winning the tournament and eventually her freedom. I appreciated that. I can't say which guy I prefer because I really don't know who to pick. My heart wants to go with Chaol because Dorian is already a prince it wouldn't be fair for him to get the girl too. Dorian is so adorable, though. I'm Team Celaena...for now.
My favorite part about Fantasy books are the politics and conflicts between kingdoms. I absolutely enjoy a book with complicated plots and evil kings and whatnot. Throne of Glass has this whole thing going on, but it moves a bit slow for my taste. Take the Lumatere Chronicles or The Seven Kingdoms series. These series moved along pretty fast and something mayor was accomplished in each book. So if what I heard is true and this series will be six or seven books long then I'm afraid I will lose interest in it as time goes on. Let's hope not. I definitely love the characters, and I think the next books in the series will be a lot better and have a lot more magic in them than this one.
I loved Throne of Glass. Celaena and the rest of the characters are amazing. The writing was excellent and the author did a great job with the world building. I think fans of YA fantasy will enjoy this one.