Throne of Glass Review

“We all bear scars,…Mine just happen to be more visible than most.” 

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I have fallen in love with Sarah J Maas and her writing. After reading ACOTAR series I couldn’t help, but pick up throne of glass. I was not disappointed, but that was no surprise. Throne of Glass is the beginning to an very long journey for a assassin that anyone who picks it up will soon love.

The Synopsis goes:  

In a land without magic, where the king rules with an iron hand, an assassin is summoned to the castle. She comes not to kill the king, but to win her freedom. If she defeats twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition, she is released from prison to serve as the king’s champion. Her name is Celaena Sardothien.

The Crown Prince will provoke her. The Captain of the Guard will protect her. But something evil dwells in the castle of glass–and it’s there to kill. When her competitors start dying one by one, Celaena’s fight for freedom becomes a fight for survival, and a desperate quest to root out the evil before it destroys her world.

My Review:

Seriously, I knew I was going to like this book and I did! I’m so excited for the series because from all my readings on pinterest and tumblr the first one doesn’t even touch some of the future ones.

The plot was definitely a good one, an assassin given a chance of freedom from her sentence of imprisonment if she wins a competition against others and becomes the Kings call dog for four years. She was picked by the kings son (Dorian) to compete in the competition.

I loved that she wasn’t just this nasty assassin, but a human being doing what she had to do to survive. She was a real character who would admit her judgement against people and tried to hide her terrible past. I loved Choal who was probably one of the smartest among them. He actually thought things through unlike Celanea and Dorian sometimes.

My complaints though was of the semi love triangle between her, Dorian, and Choal. This might actually stem from my slight spoiler reading online so I know how that is all going to go down. I think it was also because it was so off and on through out the book that I felt it hard to ship them together. Also the whole candy scene on her bed made me so mad! A smart assassin wouldn’t not of just ate random candy found on her bed I hope.

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Overall, it wasn’t a super action packed book, many of the trials leading to the main fight weren’t all that exciting. It was clearly a book to help up the others and get the journey a going and I can’t wait to see what all happens next.

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Frost Blood Review

I’m so excited to review this book for two sole reasons: one, it was a great fast read seriously I read it completely under 6 hours i think. second, elly blake will be at my local comic con this fall so I can get it autographed 0.0

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Here is it’s description for anyone unfamiliar:

Seventeen-year-old Ruby is a Fireblood who has concealed her powers of heat and flame from the cruel Frostblood ruling class her entire life. But when her mother is killed trying to protect her, and rebel Frostbloods demand her help to overthrow their bloodthirsty king, she agrees to come out of hiding, desperate to have her revenge.
Despite her unpredictable abilities, Ruby trains with the rebels and the infuriating–yet irresistible–Arcus, who seems to think of her as nothing more than a weapon. But before they can take action, Ruby is captured and forced to compete in the king’s tournaments that pit Fireblood prisoners against Frostblood champions. Now she has only one chance to destroy the maniacal ruler who has taken everything from her–and from the icy young man she has come to love.
Vivid and compelling, Frostblood is the first in an exhilarating series about a world where flame and ice are mortal enemies…but together create a power that could change everything.
Now I loved this story, was it maybe a typical YA fantasy where the main character grows into a strong female and saves the day…maybe but it was done with style and I didn’t find it repetitive or boring in the least bit. You are memorable characters with a compelling backstory for the bad guys. The twists were not all predictable and leaves you wanting to know what will happen in book two.
Ruby was a wonderful character who I loved seeing bickering with Arcus. Their off the wall flirting was adorable and I couldn’t wait to see them realize it. I can’t wait to see her powers grow more in the next story and see her over come the Minax.
Arcus was hilarious and I was devastated when I heard his backstory. The man simply deserves Ruby forever and the only thing in the series to be completed by Elly that has me worried is that it sounds like a love triangle might be coming in book two and I hate those! Why does every author feel the need to try and mess with us like that? Please keep Arcus and Ruby together for real make them a OTP!