Monday, November 26, 2018

Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas

Description from Amazon:
When magic has gone from the world, and a vicious king rules from his throne of glass, an assassin comes to the castle. She does not come to kill, but to win her freedom. If she can defeat twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition to find the greatest assassin in the land, she will become the king's champion and earn her freedom. Her name is Celaena Sardothien – beautiful, deadly, and destined for greatness.

But as dark forces gather on the horizon-forces which threaten to destroy her entire world-Celaena must fight to protect everything she holds dear, thrusting her into the epic, heart-stopping fantasy series that has turned #1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas into a worldwide phenomenon


I am going to do something a little bit different with this one. I binge read the entire series in a week so I am going to review it as a whole.

I give the overall series 4 stars. There were a lot of repetitive phrases (she purred, a vulgar gesture made, toes curling) at times it was distracting but the overall storyline was amazing. There was also a lot of switching of partners, and there is a lot of characters with crazy names. It was hard to keep them all straight at times.

Each book in the series, I gave five stars. Each book in itself was amazing (despite the repetitive phrases). The characters had rich back stories that were worked into the story in a way that didn't bog down the story. The books were well written and edge-of-your-seat action-packed.

I read this series starting with Assassin's blade and I am glad I did. It helped me get a little bit of a grasp on some of the characters that are introduced later in the series. At first, I really didn't like the main character. I thought she was arrogant and selfish. As I continued to read, I realized that it was more of a front that she put on. Almost like emotional armor. Once I realized this, I liked her a lot more. Don't give up after the first story of Assassin's Blade! There is a lot of speculation saying that you can read it later, but I found Throne of Glass makes references to Assassin's Blade and it was nice to know what happened. Tower of Dawn kind of depressed me just because of the ending of Empire of Storms. I was anxious to find out what happened next, and Tower of Dawn runs parallel to Empire of Storms, so the story doesn't really move forward.

Kingdom of Ash was epically amazing! It was the perfect ending to this series. I cried at the end because this beautiful world was over. Luckily I found out that Sarah J Maas is going to release a book in 2019 that takes place 10 years after Kingdom of Ash. I wasn't ready for a clean break lol.

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