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:
SUCK IT UP BUTTERCUP and GET YOUR HEAD OUT YOUR ASS!!
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...
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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...
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