Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

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Sarah J Maas is such an enticing writer and causes you to feel for the characters and want to know what will happen to them.
-Guardian

Synopsis

After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.

Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king's council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she'll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom.

Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilirating. But she's bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her... but it's the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.

Then one of the other contestants turns up dead... quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.
 

About Sarah J. Maas

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Sarah J. Maas is a New York native who currently lives in the California desert. This is her first novel, though she has a large on-line fanbase who eagerly support her writing. sjmaas.livejournal.com
 
Published August 7, 2012 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens. 416 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction
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Reviewed by Becca17 on Dec 31 2015

Sarah J Maas is such an enticing writer and causes you to feel for the characters and want to know what will happen to them.

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Reviewed by The Fanatical Reader on Nov 05 2015

This book was the first in an amazing series by Sarah J. Maas, the next two books definitely lived up to the standards set by this one, and with the fourth book being released soon, I’m on tenterhooks!

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Excellent
Reviewed by The Fanatical Reader on Aug 23 2015

I’m not saying that I did not enjoy the Hunger Games, or that I thought it wasn’t any good, because I thought it was excellent. I just feel that Throne of Glass brings something new to the table.

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Excellent
Reviewed by SavsBooks29 on Jun 18 2015

I would definitely rate it 5* as it is one of few that has a strong female protagonist, an intricate historical background with a sprinkle of sarcasm.

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Reviewed by ellathebookworm on Jan 04 2015

I cannot wait to read the second book in the series, and would recommend Throne of Glass to any fans of young adult fantasy out there. I may have just found my new favourite series!

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Reviewed by XoXo, BOOKWORM98 on Dec 12 2014

Throne of Glass is simply put, a BRILLIANT book – and I can't wait for book two to reach me. I don't have much more to say, except that this book will give you all you want and more.

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Reviewed by FatimaFefe on Oct 17 2014

Throne of Glass is one of the most well-written books I have ever read. The characters are very intriguing and loveable.

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Excellent
Reviewed by Laura137 on Apr 06 2014

...Throne of Glass will forever remain a firm favourite on my shelf as I find it appeals to everything I like; a strong female lead; a fantasy world; and a deep and gripping storyline full of political intrigue and betrayal, leaving me wanting more, all with a dash of humour and romance. I can't fault it.

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