Fantasy · Fiction · Romance · Young Adult

Throne of Glass


Title: Throne of Glass

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Page Count: 404

Series: Throne of Glass, Book 1

Publishing Date/Publisher: May 7, 2013 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens

Format: Paperback

Review: Well I finally read it, and it did not disappoint.  I don’t know how this book stayed off my radar for so long.  It really had all the elements of everything I love in YA fantasy.  Admittedly, the storyline was predictable, but for the first book in a series, it had a surprising amount of action and I remained engaged the whole way through.  The main character of the story, Celaena, serves as both a heroine and an anti-heroine.  She manages to be both a total badass and a relatable young woman.  This is a difficult mix to achieve in YA fiction and I have rarely seen it done so well.

As I noted above, this book was relatively predictable, so I knocked a star off of my rating; however, after perusing reviews for the second book in the series, it seems that Maas’ character building and plot development improves dramatically in the next installment.  I am really looking forward to continuing with this series!

Reader: Bekah



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