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Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1)

4.21 of 5 stars 4.21  ·  rating details  ·  115,263 ratings  ·  12,106 reviews
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, ea ...more
Hardcover, 404 pages
Published August 7th 2012 by Bloomsbury USA Children's (first published January 1st 2012)
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sunset shimmer

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
Rick Riordan
Caleana Sardothien, young woman assassin, is betrayed and sentenced to the salt mines of Endovier. After a year, however, she is given an opportunity: If she wins a contest to become the king's champion, she will be granted a four-year contract, working as an assassin for the empire she hates, at the end of which time she will be freed. After reading the premise of the book, I thought, "Sign me up!" After the first chapter, I knew I was in good hands. This book has plenty of mystery, magic, humo ...more
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:

- Annoying
- Immature
- Pety
- Vindictive
- Judgemental
- Unintelligent
- Emotionally unstable
- Obsessed with her looks
- 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
Sorry, but it looks like I've been excited for NOTHING. After enticing me with its promises of a reading experience reminiscent of Megan Whalen Turner and George R.R. Martin, Throne of Glass ultimately let me down. Having been excited for this novel for weeks and actually liking the sample I read, I have been brought back to earth now – with a jolt. This YA fantasy is a rather sorry example of its genre.

I have the notion that a big part of this book did not work for me because of its heroine. Ce

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.”




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

Lyanna (I need a Herondale in life)
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CELAENA be all like:

Leaving me like:

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
Steph Sinclair

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
Raeleen Lemay
DNF at 29%

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.
Throne of Glass came to me highly recommended by someone who thinks Twilight is among the best books of all time, so I was instantly wary, but I promised to keep an open mind since, well, high fantasy and a kick ass assassin, what could go wrong? Well, a lot, apparently. I’m not saying this book is by any means on Twilight’s level of awfulness, but it is one of the shallowest, least impressive fantasies I’ve ever read.

I've never read the original, but I think I have a good idea where Sarah J. Ma
Emily May
Aug 22, 2014 Emily May rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of light, chick lit-style fantasy
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult, 2013
It feels like Throne of Glass has been a book I've been thinking about maybe reading for a million years. The reviews and ratings from my GR friends on this book are very mixed and I can easily see why after finishing this entertaining but disappointingly tame and romance-y young adult fantasy. Throne of Glass is like Shadow and Bone round two. The premise is awesome for both: full of hardcore warriors/assassins, royal/noble secrets and scandals, a touch of magic... but each one, though entertai ...more
Kitten Blue
Are you kidding me? What the hell is this shit? How do you screw up your story quite so badly after starting from an INCREDIBLE premise involving the most notorious assassin in the land - now a slave - being offered the chance to win back her freedom, sort of, in a "to-the-death tournament - fighting the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land" [says the back of my book, conveniently forgetting that (a) right before the final duels, the king specifically states that the competitors "can wi ...more
This was great! I wasn't completely blown away, but I thoroughly enjoyed the story consistently, and that ending ohh uhh yeah ahhhh.
This book was sooooo goood! The main female character is amazing, SHE WAS PRACTICAL. Not to mention completely badass, and could kill anyone with a hairpin if she wanted to. Great high fantasy, i cannot wait for the next in the series! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Natalie Monroe
Once again, it seems like I'm in the minority for this book because I didn't like it. It's such a shame too because I'd heard a lot of good stuff about it. Oh well, maybe it's just me...or maybe because this book just plain sucks.

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
DNF 35%

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.

She looked at her rags and stained skin, and she couldn’
Steph Sinclair
It's always interesting to revisit books years after you've read them in a different format. The first time I read Throne of Glass, I wasn't really impressed with the writing, though I was relatively drawn into the story as a whole. However, this time around, with the audio I actually connected with the romance between Dorian and Celaena so much better. This just goes to show you that *when* you read a book and which *format* you choose can make a big difference on your reading experience. Which ...more
Throne of Glass is not a novel I would put on a throne, or any kind of pedestal for that matter, whether it be made of glass or brick or wood. If anything, it is a novel I am throwing – or have already thrown actually – into my Cavern of Disappointments where I can hopefully forget it ever exists and satisfy myself by re-reading assassin novels where the assassins actually assassinate! You see, like so many novels before it, Throne of Glass had an immense amount of – wait for it - potenti ...more
Jessica ❁ Elsecaller ❁ at Rabid Reads
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 harassed her until she downloaded the Throne of Glass sample chapters and read them.

She stopped reading her book and read mine until the wee morning hours when she finished it.

*lap of victory*

A few months later, my mom drove down from Charlotte when her nursing s
I AM SO GLAD I REREAD THIS. The first time I read it, I don't think I was in the right mindset and I remember thinking it wasn't as great as everybody was making it out to be, but after reading it this time around, HOLY MOLEY I AM SO OBSESSED. I loved every single moment of it and I am soooooo excited to keep reading!
I'm afraid this just wasn't for me. I heard it being sold as GRR Martin's Game of Thrones written for the female audience --- well, as a female audience, I am offended. As an avid reader of the fantasy genre, I am saddened that this is marketed as a fantasy-for-females. This being a YA does not excuse it from being riddled with clichés, painfully obvious foreshadowing, and a ghost of a fantasy world ruthlessly overshadowed by romantic overtones.
Fans of fantasy - actual fantasy - I don't suppose
This book.
Guys, this book...

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Genre: High Fantasy/YA/Romance ( with Adventure/Historical).

In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteen-year-old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a restrained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fetal mistake. She got caught.
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Young Captain Westfall offers her a deal: her freedom in return for one huge sacrifice. Celaena must represent the prince in a to-the-death tournament - fighting the most gifted thieves and assassins in the lan
The Holy Terror
Two things will make or break this book for you: whether or not you like Celaena and whether or not you hate love triangles.

I like Celaena. Yes, a lot of what she says and does contradicts her character, and so much of her being a badass relies on Celaena telling us that she's so, but I like her. I like that she's pretty and uses it to her advantage. I like that she loves dresses and make-up and weapons and books. I think I'm mostly just sick of the "plain girl who isn't special yet two hot guys
Kat Kennedy
It’s always intimidating to review a book so loaded by high fan expectations and low critic opinions. This book is DIVIDED, my friend. It will turn husband against wife, brother against sister, dog against cat…wait. Well, you get the idea.

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
Kat O'Keeffe
This book was awesome! The main character Celaena is smart, funny, and totally kick-ass. The romantic interests are both great in their own ways--the kind of love triangle I can definitely get on board with. The story ended up surprising me in all the best ways and the world is shaping up to be very cool. There was quite a bit of set-up and world building in this first book, but mostly it just made me super excited to get to the second book and see how this is all going to come into play! If you ...more
Christine Riccio
LOVED THIS BOOK: Here's my full review complete with discussion and theories
Zoë (readbyzoe)
SO SO SO SO GOOD. It's been too long since I've immediately fallen in love with a series and its characters and I've forgotten how fantastic it feels! Celaena is such a strong female character without giving up the girly things that she enjoys and I love it! Also, I'm having SUCH a hard time deciding who I love more with her, Dorian or Chaol. Every time I feel like I love one more than the other, the other does something adorable and sucks me back in!
I just purchased the second book, Crown of Mi
Jamie-leigh Haughn


Oddly enough it wasn't at all what I had excepted, there is a lot more love then I thought there would be, but I didn't mind it at all! This love triangle has me intrigued and I already know who's side I'm on!

I loved Celena, SO much, she was totally bad ass, yet still feminine and soft and loved to dress up! I loved her playful attitude and the banter between her and Dorian was to die for! The reason I didn't give this book a flu 5 star was because I found the beginning to
Final rating: /

I am sad to say that i am quite disappointed . I expected Throne of Glass to be as good as it's prequels : The Assassin and the Pirate Lord, The Assassin and the Desert, The Assassin and the Underworld and The Assassin and the Empire. But no, it proved to be far more inferior to those.

I enjoyed in those four a lot, while Throne of Glass generally bored me . I mean, Sarah J. Maas made it so you practically do not understand if you don't read prequels , which means read th
Aj the Ravenous Reader
This is bloody intense (pun intended) or more appropriately, this is intensely bloody!

Reading this book made me feel like being transported to a fantasy world where I am not sure if I’d be excited or terrified. This book was mystifying, horrifying, amusing and confusing all at the same time and if a book does that to you, it’s definitely a good one!

What I loved about this book is Celaena, an awesome, feisty, kick-ass assassin with a mouth actively producing obscenities, with digestive system ma
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Sarah J. Maas is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series (Queen of Shadows, Book 4, will be out in September 2015), as well as the A Court of Thorns and Roses series (out 5/5/15).

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
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Other Books in the Series

Throne of Glass (6 books)
  • Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2)
  • Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3)
  • Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4)
  • Untitled (Throne of Glass, #5)
  • Untitled (Throne of Glass, #6)
Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2) Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3) A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1) The Assassin's Blade (Throne of Glass, #0.1-0.5) The Assassin and the Pirate Lord (Throne of Glass, #0.1)

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