Review: Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1)

Title: Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1)
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Source: Purchased
Format: Paperback
Release Date: August 2, 2012
Rating: ★★★★★


Goodreads Synopsis:

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.


Celaena Sardothien is an assassin, living in a prison, when she’s summoned to the palace. She will compete with twenty-three other killers, thieves, and warriors to become the king’s champion. Celaena looks like a weak girl, but she’s been through a lot and is stronger than she looks. She’s protected and coached by the Crown Prince, Dorian, and the head of the king’s guard, Chaol. However, soon after the competition starts, the competitors are killed off one by one in mysterious circumstances. Something is out to get the competitors, and Celaena needs to figure out how to survive and win her freedom. 

This is actually my second time reading Throne of Glass. I read it for the first time years ago, but for some reason, I didn’t remember anything that happened. I’m so glad I decided to reread it because now I’m hooked and need to know what happens next. 

I’m really looking forward to continuing the series in the new year! I can already tell this will be one of my favourites.

What to read next:

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

Other books in the series:

  • Crown of Midnight
  • Heir of Fire
  • Queen of Shadows
  • Empire of Storms
  • Tower of Dawn
  • Kingdom of Ash

Have you read Throne of Glass? What did you think of it?

Author: jilljemmett

Jill lives in Toronto, Canada. She has studied English, Creative Writing, and Publishing. Jill is the creator and content producer of Jill’s Book Blog, where she has published a blog post every day for the last four years, including 5-7 book reviews a week. She can usually be found with her nose in a book.

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