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Throne of Glass

Maas, Sarah J.

(Paperback - 2013)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Throne of Glass
After she has served a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, Crown Prince Dorian offers eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien her freedom on the condition that she act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Usa, 2013
ISBN: 9781619630345
Branch Call Number: FIC M
Characteristics: 406 p. ; 21 cm.


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Feb 13, 2015
  • Chapel_Hill_MarthaW rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This book is the first what will eventually be a six-part fantasy series, and it's a solid series opener. It reads like a cross between Graceling and The Hunger Games, and fans of both are likely to enjoy this story of famed assassin Celaena Sardothien, liberated after a year as a slave in salt mines to serve as the crown prince's champion in a competition to be the king's assassin. Romantic subplot between Celaena and both the prince and the captain of the guard, plus some creepy supernatural goings on, keep the pages turning. Solid. (Spoiler alert: the sequels are even better.)

Feb 05, 2015
  • vicky271_1 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I was very excited to read this book when I read the synopsis on the back cover. I mean, who wouldn't love to read about Assassins? Unfortunately, I found this book to be a let down. The romance subplot was lacking, the plot-line itself was odd; and when it wasn't odd it was boring. It took forever to get sucked into this world (page 182 to be precise) and after that short section, boredom crept up and greeted me several pages later. I hope the next few books are better.

Jan 22, 2015
  • NekozukiYarns rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I found this one tried too hard - and that it had SO MUCH to set up that it made it a bit more difficult to get through.

However, I'm leaving this review here, as I want to encourage that you read the next two in the series, as I'm enjoying them MUCH more!

Dec 14, 2014
  • highfunctioningsociopath rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Wow, I can say that I was thoroughly impressed with this book. I was expecting lots of stereotypes, but the authour proved me wrong. I find the style that it's written in a little bland, however the plot line and fun characters mostly make up for that. A really entertaining read if you're looking for something light yet interesting. I couldn't put it down and I'd definitely recommend it to fans of "Graceling!" :)

This book is amazing I cant put the amazingness in words. Don't even read peoples comments like jayliss who think that their is something wrong they are just dead wrong.

Aug 05, 2014
  • CuddleyBear rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

this is the best series i've ever read!! 5 stars OMG I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Do yourself a favour. Give this book a shot. You will not regret it.

Jul 13, 2014
  • jayliss rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

It’s not a good sign if, instead of actually reading the book, I’d rather be covering up the “GL” on the cover and yelling “BACK THAT THANG UP!”

Which, for the record, still hasn’t gotten old…

Let’s start with the beginning. It’s 8 pages into the book, and Celaena, our heroine, has just met Dorian, the crown prince. To her chagrin, he’s an Adonis. But “Princes are not supposed to be handsome!....This one….this….How unfair of him to be royal and beautiful.” But that’s OK, because she’s already met mysterious handsome guy #2, Chaol. Like, seriously? IT’S PAGE 8. I can understand wanting to cut to the chase, but PAGE 8 IS TOO EARLY FOR A LOVE TRIANGLE.

Full review:

i am only half way through and its got me hooked :)

Jul 01, 2014
  • runner_chick rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is SUPER good!!! Loved it!!

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Jun 14, 2014
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