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