Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1)
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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
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 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 ...more
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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“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
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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 ...more
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
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.
I've never read the original, but I think I have a good idea where Sarah J. Ma ...more
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
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’
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 ...more
Fans of fantasy - actual fantasy - I don't suppose ...more
Guys, this book...
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.
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 ...more
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 ...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
I just purchased the second book, Crown of Mi ...more
I LOVED THIS BOOK!
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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