Thursday, May 1, 2014

Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Throne of Glass
by Sarah J. Maas
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

It pains me to say this, because I really wanted to like this book, but I'm a bit disappointed with it!!

I thought I was gonna get a notorious,
 "I will F YOU UP", BAD ASS Assassin?!?!?!...

...Instead I got a pouty face, frou frou dress wearing, love-sick girl, who sleeps til 2 in the afternoon and throws fits because she can't attend parties!!

I wanted to say: 


 Just because your staying in a lavished room in the royal castle, doesn't mean you've become a Princess. Your a criminal assassin, there to compete in a deathly competition to become the King's pet. Oh yea, BTW, YOUR STILL HIS PRISONER TOO! Back to the salt mines you go if you fail, or worst put to DEATH!

The main character, Celaena, seems very innocent and extremely naive despite having "suffered" in the Salt Mines of Endovier. I would imagine her to be way more broken and hurt, bitter and bitchier even.
Then there are the two men that love her, the Crown Prince, Dorian and the Captain of the Guard, Chaol. I found Dorian to be a little pompous, womanizing, arrogant ass and Chaol to be quite charming, boring, but charming none the less.
Another character that becomes important in Celaena's life is Nehemia. A princess from another land that comes to the castle, pretty much spying on her home's rival kingdom. I really enjoyed Nehemia's character, although she lacks any depth, I think, hope, the author makes up for that in the sequel, Crown of Midnight.

This book has all the elements that I love to read about: assassins, romance, royalty, danger. However, despite it's promising story-line, It did not perform as well in it's execution!

I was hoping for more intensity.
This just felt so...
rated G!!

I guess if I want to dig deep and find out more about the main character, to appreciate the story more, then I should read the novellas. Learn more about her history and the story's background.

(click on either image for link)

Even though I was let down with the intensity and the characters, I love the idea of the story enough to want to read the sequel Crown of Midnight. Plus I've been told that Crown of Midnight is much better than The Throne of Glass. But we all know how that can go...


 BIG HUGS and Lots of Love 


  1. Oh no, I'm sorry to hear you didn't enjoy this one so much! I really want to check it out, so many people have said it was good! I'm not a fan of bratty MCs though :/

    Katrina @ Chased By My Imagination

    1. Fingers crossed book 2 is better! I would still give it a chance Katrina, Celaena wasn't too bad. I promise!! :)

  2. YES! To continuing I mean, I happened to love ToG haha. But if you are looking for epic blood sheddage, you'll definitely get it in CoM, and if I recall her novellas actually have a lot of good stuff in them too (in that vein anyway)

    1. Really! Oh thank goodness. I love blood sheddage and brutal battles :) I'm looking forward to it now! Thanks Elizabeth ♥

  3. Oh man, I am a little sad you didn't love this one because I really want to read it and we seem to have similar tastes! I will have to make sure I am in the right mood when I start this one!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

    1. I really really wanted to like this one, I mean it has all the elements that I love in a book. I was so sold that I went out and bought Throne of Glass and Crown of Midnight before even reading anything on them, I read the blurb and loved the book's cover and I was sold. That's why I'm so freakin upset that I didn't LOVE it. I means it's a good story, I had fun reading it, it's just the characters lacked any kind of depth. Plus I just wanted it to be more Bad Ass. We'll see about Crown of Midnight. I've been told to expect blood shreddage, that makes me happy!
      Anyway, thanks for stoppin by Love! ♥

  4. Grrr! I wish I knew if this is one I want to read or not! I feel like I'm constantly in the middle on it and I love so many books you do I'm just...confused? Well, thanks for the great review in any case girl! You gave me more to think about on this one!

    Have a great day!

    1. I knew the moment I saw this book and read the blurb, that I WANTED THIS BOOK. I was so sure I was gonna LOVE it. Well I didn't. I liked it :)
      I would give it a chance Kristalyn, you make like. I hope you do (if you do read it)
      Thanks for stopping by sweetness! Happy Friday! xoxo

  5. I felt the same way after i read it then.... i couldn't stop thinking about it the sequel and slapped my self for ever shunning this tale. I hope you do the same without the slapping of course. The sequel makes up for it in 10 fold with major character development in almost everyone. I hope you keep on keeping on xoxo
    ❤ Brittany @
    Please Feed the Bookworm

    1. Oh God, Brittany! Thank GOODNESS!! I have no doubt now that I will love this series. I trust your opinion and taste, Now I'm excited to read Crown of Midnight!
      So so GREAT to hear from you lovely!!! Hope all is well with you and that gorgeous family of yours! ( I'm gonna send you a twitter message just in case you don't get this one)
      Kiss KISS and BIG HUGS!!!
      Michelle xoxox

  6. YESSSS!!! I am so glad you feel the same way Michelle! I liked this one, but I just didn't love it. Is it a fun, entertaining series? Absolutely, no doubt about that. Is it worth all the hype it's getting? In my opinion, not quite...

    But I completely agree with this review 100% - especially the "I was hoping for more intensity.
    This just felt so...rated G!!
    " Yes, absolutely!

    Thanks so much for sharing Michelle, and, as always, FABULOUS review! <3

    ~ Zoe @ The Infinite To-Read Shelf

    1. Hi Hi cutie pie! Thanks for stopping by and completely agreeing with me. I was hoping that I wasn't going to be slammed for not "5 Staring" this book. But hey, I'm just being honest and luckily everyone's being nice or agreeing with me. Luckily I'm hearing better things about Crown of Midnight, so i'm actually very excited to start that one. Have you read it? Are you going to read it?
      BIG HUGS and kisses to your face! xoxo

  7. I think I enjoyed this a little more than you, but I agree that Celaena could definitely be kind of frustrating. I actually loved Chaol, but I didn't like Dorian at all. I've heard that Crown of Midnight is better and that you get to see more of Celaena's assassin side, too. Thanks for the great, honest review! :)

    1. Thank You lovely! Yes, I'm hearing lots of great things about Crown of Midnight, saying that I'll definitely get all the elements I was expecting out of Throne of Glass, in Crown of Midnight. So I'm excited to read it now :)
      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts on the book!
      Lots of Love sent your way! xoxox

  8. A lot of people were disappointed by the lack of action, but if you are willing to give Crown of Midnight a shot, you won't be let down! :)


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