Throne of Glass
By Sarah J. Maas
Reviewed by Emily Neumann
Throne of Glass was an impeccable book about an 18-year-old assassin named Celaena Sardothien. Ever since Celaena became Adarlan’s most deadliest assassin, she was sentenced to work as a slave until death. After serving out a year in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, Celaena is dragged before the Crown Prince. He offers her freedom on one condition, she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she’ll serve the kingdom for four years and then be granted her freedom. But when her fellow champions start dying horribly, one by one, Celaena’s fight for freedom becomes a fight for survival and a desperate quest to root out the source of evil before it destroys her world. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim?
Throne of Glass was an exhilarating and spectacular start to the Throne of Glass series. It was full of so much adventure and detail that I could never set the book down. Sarah Maas describes each and every character so well that you can literally picture them in your mind. For example, when Celaena meets Princess Nehemia Sarah Maas describes her clothing and accessories, “Her loose white dress contrasted with her creamy white skin, and the three-plated gold torque covered much of her chest and neck. Bracelets of ivory and gold glimmered around her wrists…”. Even though Celaena is a murderous assassin, you can’t help but feel for her when she explains all the challenges she has gone through. I highly recommend this book and series to kids 12 and older who enjoy adventure and romance stories.