Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Review by Andrew
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"When magic has gone from the world, and a vicious king rules from his throne of glass, an assassin comes to the castle. She does not come to kill, but to win her freedom. If she can defeat twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition to find the greatest assassin in the land, she will become the King’s Champion and be released from prison.
Her name is Celaena Sardothien.
The Crown Prince will provoke her. The Captain of the Guard will protect her.
And a princess from a foreign land will become the one thing Celaena never thought she’d have again: a friend.
But something evil dwells in the castle–and it’s there to kill. When her competitors 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." - Sarah J. Maas
For those of you who are fans of high fantasy, listen up. For those of you who aren't, time to change your view on it. In Throne of Glass, Sarah creates a world of immense action and cutthroat politics. But again, as I always seem to do, I want to bring to light the uniqueness of her character, Celaena. Celaena has an attitude about her that makes Katniss Everdeen look like a prissy little five year old, and thats kind. Celaena is merciless in her actions, and is pretty much a straight up badass, up until she succumbs to her feelings for one of the only people she can actually call her friend (I am trying not to give anything away by saying a name). But even after she falls for him, she never fully let's go of her deadly nature. This novel has many things going for it, and it I am sure that if you love high fantasy that you'd love it too. And please, anyone who doesn't think that this book is for them, reconsider, because you'll be missing out on a great series.
Rating 4.5/5 stars