Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1)
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 assas ...more
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The second book only really serves to make Celaena even more "special…moreI didn't enjoy either of them. I think there are much better books out there.
The second book only really serves to make Celaena even more "special snowflake".
Celaena is too over-the-top powerful and special, her skills are mentioned but barely ever shown, the narration boasts and boasts that "she's awesome, really!" but all the reader ever gets to see is her whining, her petty revenge and non-stop "witty" banter.
That and she constantly puts down other women because she's "not like them" and shames them for daring to fancy the people she likes. If a woman isn't Celaena or her friend, they're basically depicted as an idiot, liar or otherwise corrupt.
I honestly think this series is among the worst I've ever read. (less)
What I was expecting:
What I got:
Assassin fail. Annoying heroine win. Maybe I could buy this chick as a badass had she not been:
- Emotionally unstable
- Obsessed with appearances
- Ruled by her hubris
- In love with exclamation points!!!!!!!!
- An open book, expression wise
- About as subtle as a rhinoceros
- Incapable of hitting a slow moving target with a flower pot
This might just be a case of “It’s not you, it’s me”. You see, I’v ...more
First cover: "Yeah, don't I look badass in this? Wait, hold on, does my hair and makeup look okay? I think I need to pose like this, so I look all strong and tough."
Second cover: "Fuck off or I'll end you."
I still stand by my opinions on the covers. I never liked the first cover, and am infinitely grateful that they changed them for the sequels. But as far as how Celaena herself is? I would say she's a bit of both. I feel like these covers portray two very different extremes, and Celaena seemed ...more
I decided to reread this book, as I am about to continue on with the series, finally!
I did really enjoy this the second time round, but found myself a little more critical of a few things. I will be doing a full video review of this soon, so look forward to more of my thoughts then :)
I have the notion that a big part of this book did not work for me because of its heroine. Ce ...more
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CELAENA be all like:
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Let me just clear things up. People are rating this book low because they don't "like" Celaena, saying she's "arrogant" or "self-centred" or "over-confident," first of all, if Celaena were a guy, you'd be head-over-heels for her. But she's a girl and now her story is being over-looked because, instead of drowning in self-pity, she decides to stand up, throw her hair over her sho ...more
You can find the full review and more about this book on my blog!
“Libraries were full of ideas–perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.”
5 BADASS STARS!
First of all,look at this amazing cover.I also liked the first one but this is a masterpiece.I do have a weakness for awesome covers,that's why I decided to read this.Also a lot of people recommended this to me,and I heard great things and...more
Meet Celaena. She’s the world’s best assassin. Or so we’re told. She’s very, very talented. Very talented. And famous. She’s also really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, *takes a deep breath* really pretty.
It was true that she had been attractive once, beautiful even....more
She looked at her rags and stained skin, and she couldn’
Let's start off with our protagonist, Celaena who's the "greatest assassin in the world."
Okay, I'm cool with that. But it'd be nice if she could actually prove it because from what I've seen, she's once hell of a crappy assassin. People walk in and out of her room all t ...more
I'M SORRY. I JUST CAN'T DO IT. I feel like I could have really enjoyed this book... Two years ago. The hype absolutely killed it for me. Celaena is also really annoying so I'm just going to stop reading this.
I know everybody says the books get better later on but I like to enjoy the beginning and the characters before I invest my time in a 6-book series.
Actual rating 3.5 stars
Thorne of Glass has a lot going for it. It's packed full of action, mystery, likable characters and fun dialogue. On the flip side, it also has a few tropes that I usually make me want to rip my hair out strand by strand: the love triangle, semi-insta love and predictable plot twists. That by no means makes this a bad book, because despite those annoyances, I was fully engrossed in Throne of Glass.
The Plot and Writing:
While the synopsis may come off feeling a little Hunger ...more
7/28/15: Getting a bit of a late start on this reread with my peeps at Buddies Books and Baubles , but I started snooping around the threads, and, DAMMIT, I couldn't help myself. I BLAME YOU, ROBIN. *grumbles*
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads
The first time I saw my sister after I finished reading Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas, she was in the middle of reading the latest book from one of her favorite series.
I did not care. I pestered, cajoled, and har ...more
I've never read the original, but I think I have a good idea where Sarah J. Ma ...more
The sheer scope of the worldbuilding in this series is phenomenal, so check it out if you like fantasy. I really can’t think of many other worlds I love this much… I mean, there are demon kings, Fae, witches & wyverns, pirate lords, princes, kingdoms & castles, magic, spirits wi ...more
Fans of fantasy - actual fantasy - I don't suppose ...more
So let me break down what I liked and what I didn’t like so that you can decide whether you want to read it for yourself.
I liked… Celeana. This is not a common thing, apparently.
Isn't Celaena the ditziest, most incompetent assassin ever? :D She's all "ohhh, can...more
why have I only just read this book????
I have been looking for a decent fantasy series since finishing a song of ice and fire and I have found one!
The characters, the story, the world building were all brilliant and really made this book stand out. At times the fantasy element was hard to follow but that kind of made it that bit more intriguing!
Can we just take a moment to appreciate the fact there is a mAP AT THE FRONT OF THE BOOK!! A MAP!!! I LOVED REFERRING BACK TO THE MAP SO MU ...more
I just purchased the second book, Crown of Mi ...more
Reread August 2015** still love it the second time around!!!
I really, really enjoyed this book. Many of you already know that I'm a huge fan of fantasy and this book didn't let me down. The main character, Celaena MADE this book. She is a fierce, assassin who has a much softer, lonelier side as well. I love that we got to read about her fighting and climbing walls (and just being overall really awesome) and then we see her all dressed up in elaborate gowns. (I loved all the ...more
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Sarah lives in Bucks County, PA, and over the years, she has developed an unhealthy appreciation for Disney movies and bad pop music. She adores fairy tales and ballet, drinks too ...more