Adventures in Books… Throne of Glass


“In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteen-year-old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal mistake. She got caught. Young Captain Westfall offers her a deal: her freedom in return for one huge sacrifice. Celaena must represent the prince in a to-the-death tournament – fighting the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land. Live or die, Celaena will be free. Win or lose, she is about to discover her true destiny. But will her assassin’s heart be melted?”

I discovered this book through another blog and for the life of me I’ve been unable to find the post I read about it on, so forgive me if you’ve read this and know I got it form you – let me know!

I loved this book and story. I liked the characters and the plot as they both pulled me in. It was also nice just to pick up a new author to me and get stuck in. That doesn’t happen very often for me, but I’ve already ordered the second book from my library and plan on buying the third when it’s released next month – I love me a series!

The story is interesting and centres around a young female assassin rescued from salt mines and forced to compete for her freedom.  It is interesting to watch the politics unfurl and how the characters interact. It is also great to get to know the characters. I wish there was more of their backstories included, but I am hoping this comes out across the next couple of books.

This was a simple, fun story, full of intrigue and mystery. I enjoyed being able to read the book quickly and not have to think about too much, but enjoy how it unfolded without jumping to conclusions. This was a great fantasy story I could enjoy as much as other young adult fantasy series.

I don’t know why, but this book review felt hard to write. I never know what to say other than why I enjoyed a book. I feel I should be making it more interesting for readers, but then I think this is more about a record of the books I’ve read for me. Maybe I’ll look into writing better book reviews !

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