Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas is a thrilling tale with an extraordinarily intriguing plot.
Ah, what the hell! I LOVED IT! I can't even begin to tell you how MUCH I loved it! I was so in love with it that I rushed out and bought a copy of the second book before I even finished the first! And can I let you in on a secret? It's SIGNED!
Ehem, pardon my episode there...I had too much coffee this morning.
At the beginning of the book, Celaena is visited in the night and wakes to find tiny footprints in her tent along with flower petals. A nice touch, but never again in the rest of the book is this revisited or built upon, which I found both disappointing and confusing.
Another thing I noticed was the occasional mention of the Fae, but we never meet the Fae, and they don't play any part in the story. I am hoping they play a part in the next book so that I can have some way to tie this loose end to something, but for now it remains untied.
Next, I noticed that the paragraphs are quite lengthy. Perhaps this isn't a problem, or the editor would have fixed it, but I felt that some of the paragraphs could have been made into two or more. Maybe I just separate my paragraphs too often, (and I'll admit that I do sometimes) but hey, its something that stood out to me.
Lastly, because of how much research I've been doing on what not to do while writing (see the links page if you don't believe me) I couldn't help but notice information dumps immediately following Celaena's victory, both from Elena and Nehemia, but almost none from Chaol, which I felt disappointed about. Chaol was possibly the least explored character, and I feel like I know as much about him at the end of the book as I did at the beginning.
Conclusion: This book receives 5 out of 5 stars from me - incredible!
I say all of this, but novel was absolutely incredible! Props to Sarah for writing such a rich, full story. I don't normally like to rank the books I read, mostly to keep from comparing them to each other, but this is easily the best book I have ever read; yes, even better than the Hunger Games or Divergent. I can't wait to start on the second, third, fourth, fifth, and I've heard that there may be a sixth!
Make sure to check it out; it's worth it!
As always: Stay weird!