(Review-YA) Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

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

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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.

Liked it? Loved it? Gotta have more of it?
The next book in the The Throne of Glass Series is Crown of Midnight

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About the Author: Sarah J. Maas is the bestselling author of The Throne of Glass Series.

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.


  1. AHH THIS IS MY FAVOUEITE SERIES OF ALL TIME! I am so happy that you enjoyed this book! I loved Celaena and Dorian and Chaol and the magic and the world building in this story and the series. I can’t get over how Sarah J Maas has hypnotised me with this series.

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    • Oh my goodness, I absolutely loved it! Then I read her book A Court of Thorns and Roses and it was also amazing! She is a great story-teller! I cannot cannot CANNOT wait for the 4th TOG to be released next month!

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    • Oo that is a really tough one! They are so so different lol. AH! Maybe Throne of glass, but then again I’ve read 3 from that series and only one from ACOTR so maybe its too soon to tell. What about you?

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      • Yea, plus I adore it as a beauty and the beast re-telling. Honestly they are both so good! Well I wasn’t overly impressed with Celeana in Heir of Fire but Im withholding judgement unit latter Queen of shadows to decide lol

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