Book Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Hey my lovelies, today's review is Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas. This is the first book I read, whilst on holiday, I read this whilst on the plane over to Mallorca, in the two hour flight. I really enjoyed this book and hopefully I will be able to read the sequels soon enough. I gave this book five stars on good reads.

Title: Throne of Glass
Author: Sarah J Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Pub. Date: August 2nd 2012
Date Read: July 16th 2015
Pages: 404
Rating: 5/5 stars
Goodreads Summary: 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?

Throne of Glass is about a young girl called Calaena, who is a charged assassin and her punishment is living and working in the mines. After staying there for a few years (longer than most people survive there), Calaena is offered the chance to win her freedom in exchange for winning a competition to become the kings assassin  for a few years. She then faces a set of challenges where she must beat the other competitors, but not reveal who she is. But whilst doing this she soon realises that not everything is as black and white as she originally thought. 

As I said before I really enjoyed this book, the only problem I really had with it, is that for me there were far too many exclamation marks. Seriously!!!!! For me the book was slightly unclear on Celaena's background and on her family, as of yet I am not sure if it becomes clear in the rest of the series or if it just leads of there. The assassination scenes didn't seem that realistic either as a assassin, wouldn't feel remorse and Calaena was slightly bipolar about them. One minute she didn't care who she killed, the next killing bothered her And that is it for the negative points. 

I really liked the fact there were multiple point of view chapters, so you could really get a feel for the other characters, as well as Calaena.  I admit whilst reading I wasn't the biggest fan of the prince, as I didn't think he was this amazing person that he was built up to be in the books, he always seemed like he has a bigger ulterior motive and I personally prefer Chaol a lot more. 
I hope to see Kaltain more in the sequels, as even if she was supposed to be a 'villain', I still really enjoyed her bitterness as a character, especially in the chapters that were in her own point of view. 

In conclusion, it makes makes me wonder why the hell I didn't find the time to read it before. That is it for this book review, To keep more up to date with what I am reading, you can check out my TwitterGoodreads and Instagram. 

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