Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas, reviewed by Alex

Title: Throne of Glass

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Length: 403 pages

Year published: 2012

Age: 13+

Book #1

Reviewed by: Alex Kingston

A thrilling book with an enticing storyline and complex, well-written characters. The story follows Celaena Sardothien, a teenage assassin who has been sent to slave away in the filthy salt mines of Endovier by the King of Adarlan. But after a year’s worth of slavery and abuse, Dorian Havilliard, the Crown Prince of Adarlan, offers her a deal: her freedom, in return for one huge sacrifice…

Overall, I would give this book ★★★★☆.

I am intelligent, funny and a very enthusiastic reader. I enjoy reading action-adventure and crime novels. My favourite book series is Skulduggery Pleasant, but I have also read The Inheritance Cycle, Alex Rider, The Hunger Games and the Scythe series. When I’m not reading I like to draw and especially write.

About the book

The book that started the phenomenon. Sarah J. Maas’s global #1 bestselling THRONE OF GLASS series has taken the world by storm.

Meet Celaena Sardothien. Beautiful. Deadly. Destined for greatness. In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteen-year-old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal 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 land.

Live or die, Celaena will be free. Win or lose, she is about to discover her true destiny. But will her assassin’s heart be melted?