After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.
Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king's council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she'll serve the kingdom for four years and then be granted her freedom. Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilarating. But she's bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her ... but it's the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.
Then one of the other contestants turns up dead ... quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.
Okay so I made up my mind to read this series after everyone was hating on the author after the 5th installment was published (or even a tad before I think)
Everyone was having this huge reactions and I was just looking at it all like what the crap, if everyone is reacting like this to a plot twist, that means she is GOOD, for everyone to have a shit fit, it means they really got into it xD Like epic proportions of shit fit.
So I was like damn, I wanna get into a book like that enough to hate the author like that for a plot twist.
So I checked them all out from the library.
And I got to it.
Slowly but surely the book made its way to being interesting. At first I wasn't very sure I would even finish the book, it was a tad tedious but towards the end I found myself having a harder time to put it down.
The day I finished I thanked the big people above that I checked them all out because I just could not wait to read the second installment and just this morning (10/3/16) I started reading the second book and was so into it I wanted to take it to school.
Alas I didn't because I was going to have soooo much work and I had to study for tests that I decided it would be better for my grades if I left it home.
This is the first book by J Maas that I finish
I own A Court of Thorns and Roses but have yet to finish it, and own the second book as well.
I'm glad that I read and finished this one first though, I wasn't feeling so good about ACOTAR so its better to have had a positive first experience with this author that I have been assured is fantastic, than one that was seemingly negative. WELL
Not negative but I wasn't getting pulled into the book so much.
The characters for Throne of Glass are funny and interesting, I don't think I found any of them annoying which for some characters in this genre the authors end up accidentally making them annoying when they were truly trying to make them seem full of strength.
J Maas did a fantastic job a creating a balance with Celaena in the strength and feelings department.
So KUDOS for that!
The whole plot thing I was suspecting it from about the 1/3rd mark of the book but even when it is revealed it still manages to make you gasp.
Now, I am even more excited to finish the book due to the fact that it is set to become a television show so yay for that!
I cant wait to see who is cast as Dorian, Chaol and Celaena!