Throne of Glass
by Sarah J. Maas
Our Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (5 out of 5 stars)
Reviewed by: KaylaAnn S. Villanueva
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas is the first book in an exciting 7 book series.
The story starts out with sassy Celaena Sardothien as she is pulled out of the salt mines of a prison labor camp in the magic-less kingdom of Adarlan. As a former and notoriously good criminal, she is chosen as the prince’s champion for a competition to find Adarlan’s new royal assassin, thus earning freedom from her lifetime prison sentence…as long as she wins. With the help of the captain of the royal guard, Chaol, and the encouragement of Prince Dorian, Celaena exercises and trains, regaining her strength and austerity. As the competition begins and carries on, however, the other competitors begin dying off, one by one. Celaena, Chaol, and Dorian get caught up trying to figure out who, or what, is gruesomely murdering the other champions – and work to keep Celaena from being the next victim. Throne of Glass wraps up with battling against magical forces, surviving against the odds, and crowning a new royal assassin.
The rest of this series is jam-packed with loyal friendships and treacherous relationships, magic and Fae, an epic war across the kingdoms, and the cunning strategies of all the players. In a dark and oppressive land, the characters shatter their expectations and forge new destinies. I loved Throne of Glass, but as the series went on, each book was more captivating and addicting than the previous one!
Bottom line: if you enjoy magic and fantasy, a cast of sassy and stubborn characters, a whole lot of wit and humor sprinkled in – and don’t mind the occasional bloody murder – then come to the Teen Zone and check this series out!
The order of the series is as follows – Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, Heir of Fire, Queen of Shadows, Empire of Storms, Tower of Dawn, Kingdom of Ash. Don’t forget to check out the enlightening prequel, The Assassin’s Blade. We have them all on Libby, and soon to have all the books in the Teen Zone.