Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Throne of Glass | Book Review

I'd seen a few blogs that I follow review this book and I thought I would give it a read, as it had so many good reviews and seemed like my kind of book. Oh, how right I was!...

Throne of Glass is about an Assassin named Celaena who has been betrayed and caught and has been sentenced to life in the mines, that is until Captain Westfall makes her a deal that may free her. She must compete in a tournament that leads to her either living and being freed, losing and being sent back to the mines, or death. Celaena faces many different difficulties through the tournament and some that are more related to her personality than her physical strength.

I absolutely loved this book. It honestly made me so excited. It has been quite a while since I read a book that really brought me into the world of the characters! There were so many chapters and sections of the story where I was nervous, or scared, or intrigued. I really felt that I was involved with the characters and seeing things from their perspectives. Certain parts of the story I was actually nervous to read because of how powerful my feelings were for the book! I didn't want to read and find out what happened!

The description in the story was great. It really filled my head with the settings and the characters, but it didn't over do it or contain unnecessary descriptions. Even when going back to certain settings that had already been described I was able to imagine them without thinking, and I think this is what helped me become so involved with the story.

The characters had so many layers to them. It did feel that when progressing through the book you learnt more about them and it created more of a normal bond, instead of knowing how they felt from the start. The book is based in third person, so even though the majority follows Celaena, it does often switch to other characters, meaning that you don't feel as though you are an individual character, but that you are watching over the whole story. Certain secrets stay hidden from you, as well as the other characters in the story, and only get told when character wants you to know. Again, this helped really build a bond with the characters and made you feel as though you were building up a friendship with them.

As things started to unfold, I initially thought that there was too much going on in the story, but after carrying on with the book I found that they were all linked together and felt as though it was just another thing going on that could easily go on at the same time. There were lots of parts to the story which helped build up a whole world in which the story was taking place.

I felt that the book was inspired by lots of different other books and stories but I don't feel as though they outright copied them, which was nice.
Everything about the book helped you become devoured into the story. It made you feel as though you were there, or a separate character, or at least made you understand what the character was going through. I always wanted to find out what happened next and wanted to understand what was happening. There were certain parts that aggravated me because of things that happened and I feel that this is a massive accomplishment because the story had been built up well enough for me to care.

This book is great for many different readers. I definitely recommend it if you are into fantasy, action and even a little bit of romance. I would say that it is more aimed at female readers, but I believe this may just be because the main focus of the story is on a female's perspective. Either way, I recommend that you try this book if you haven't already! If you do decide to read it, let me know!

Speak to you soon!



  1. I love books where the characters are well built up and have a lot of layers to their personality, I think this book would be right up my street! x Thanks very much for this review! xx
    Lots of love,
    Marina Rosie x http://marinawriteslife.blogspot.com/

    1. Hey! Glad you enjoyed the review! I can't wait to start the second book, I definitely recommend it! Xox