Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Maas, Sarah J. Throne of Glass. New York: Bloomsbury, 2012. Print. ISBN-13: 9781599906959 . Formats available: Hardcover, paperback, ebook, audiobook. Paperback $6.70. Kindle $6.15
Info 684 Genre: Genre Pick #5 – Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Celeana is an accomplished assassin by the time she’s 17. That’s also when she is arrested and sentenced by the King to life as a slave in the salt mines for her crimes. A year in those mines is enough to carve Celeana out of rage and hatred for the whole royal family. But then the Prince and his Captain of the guard approach her with a proposition. If she competes as the Prince’s nominee for the title of Kings Champion, and serves that position for 4 years, she will be pardoned and freed. Freedom is in Celeana’s grasp, and all she needs to do is sell her soul to the family that has shattered her world twice already.
Themes include: freedom, death, killing, friendship, love, redemption, slavery, tyrannical monarchies, and magic.
My Thoughts: Loved it. Loved it Loved it Loved it. Go read it. Enough said!
Ok now that I got that out of my system…. As you might have guessed, I loved Throne of Glass, it is by far one of the best High Fantasy books I’ve read. The world is unique and really interesting, the characters are very well developed, and the main character is quite different. Celeana is not your typical heroine. She’s more concerned with survival than with honor, revenge, friendship, or love. At first. She really was a successful assassin, so we get to see her deal with the violence she’s endured and imparted on others and how that affects her. She’s also very funny, and completely vain. She likes frilly, pretty things just as much as she loves a well crafted weapon. I immediately read the following two books in the series and am eagerly awaiting the fourth one, which comes out in September 2015.
- If this is your kind of story, I would personally recommend:
- anything by Tamora Pierce
- Especially The Song of the Lioness Series, Daughter of the Lioness Series, and The Legend of Beka Cooper Series
- Locate Throne of Glass at your local library through Worldcat.org
- Sarah includes a bunch of fun stuff and more to explore on her tumblr.
- If you liked TOG, check out The Obsessive Bookseller for more recommendations!
About the Author: Sarah J. Maas is the bestselling author of The Throne of Glass Series.
- Learn more about Sarah and her books.
- You can also find her on Facebook
- and follow her on twitter @sjmaas
What are other teens saying about their reading & social media habits?
“[I read] more fantasy than Sci-fi. I haven’t really found the book that’s pulled me into the genre. I also read contemporary, retellings, historical fiction, etc. I basically read anything as long as I’m interested but Sci-fi is probably the genre I read the least. I have a Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Skype, and Goodreads. However, the only one I even sort of check on a daily basis is going to be Instagram or Goodreads. I don’t really have a favorite because I don’t really like social media that much. I used to ask librarians for recommendations but I’ve since found that I prefer finding books I’m interested in myself.” – Kelly, 10th grade
Citation & Credits
Book cover image: Courtesy of Amazon.com
Book Talk: Kelsey Bogan. 2015. All rights reserved.
Bloomsbury Publishing. “Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas – book trailer.” Online Video clip. YouTube.com. 26 July 2012. Web. 26 July 2015.