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Sorry, but it looks like I ve been excited for NOTHING After enticing me with its promises of a reading experience reminiscent of Megan Whalen Turner and George R.R Martin, Throne of Glass ultimately let me down Having been excited for this novel for weeks and actually liking the sample I read, I have been brought back to earth now with a jolt This YA fantasy is a rather sorry example of its genre.I have the notion that a big part of this book did not work for me because of its heroine Celeana is smart, athletic, talented and beautiful She loves music and reading She is fluent in different languages She is great And she knows it And rubs it in your face repeatedly As do her suitors and admirers I had the feeling that Sarah J Maas tried everything to make me love her heroine How do you make readers love someone Present them with a book lover But somehow, she accomplished the opposite I did not loathe Celaena, but she grated on my nerves I wished someone would tell her off, would for once not grant her every wish I wished the characters I liked would not fall for her charms and good looks The little romance Celaena had I won t say with whom was laughable at best and mostly resulted in me rolling my eyes at the fact that the only attraction that existed between those two stemmed from them both being beautiful.In terms of plot, I cannot deny that there was always a level of suspense present I did want to know how this story ended, and yes, there were actually parts when I feared the whole thing would not end well partly because my beloved heroine did not deem it necessary to inform certain people about what she had witnessed in the castle Overall, though, the story remained a tad too juvenile and simple for me Important events were mentioned only in passing and the mythology did not go any further than what was important for the main story line Many things remained unsaid doubtlessly for the sake of sequels yet to come but it was not the subtle way of remaining unsaid but hinted at I love in fantasy novels, it felt like remaining unsaid to lure me into reading on There were aspects I liked Celaena s friendship to Nehemia, the Eyllwe princess, and Chaol, the loyal and fierce captain of the guard but in the end, there isn t enough to make me interested in reading any sequels.In short what I wanted A less is mentality World building that does not only cover what is necessary to follow the main story arc Subtle romance Villains in different shades of grey Assassins that actually assassinate And do not only sit in their room talking or thinking about clothes and boys What I got A vain and mostly unlikeable heroine Two men absolutely bedazzled by her presence Hints of a love triangle Lots and lots of descriptions of clothing Flimsy world building An overall poor execution writing wise Thank you Next Thanks a lot to Netgalley and Bloomsbury for the review copy. First cover Yeah, don t I look badass in this Wait, hold on, does my hair and makeup look okay I think I need to pose like this, so I look all strong and tough Second cover Fuck off or I ll end you I still stand by my opinions on the covers I never liked the first cover, and am infinitely grateful that they changed them for the sequels But as far as how Celaena herself is I would say she s a bit of both I feel like these covers portray two very different extremes, and Celaena seemed to possess a quality from each of them That s actually what I loved about her She s fast becoming one of my all time favorite YA heroines.I ll admit that a long while ago, I hadn t expected the book to be this good But as soon as I read the prequels, I fell in love, and I definitely have high hopes for this series. This Is A Previously Published Edition Of ISBN After Serving Out A Year Of Hard Labor In The Salt Mines Of Endovier For Her Crimes, 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 AssassinHer 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 Four Years And Then Be Granted Her Freedom Celaena Finds Her Training Sessions With The Captain Of The Guard, Westfall, Challenging And Exhilarating But She S Bored Stiff By Court Life Things Get A Little Interesting When The Prince Starts To Show Interest In Her But It S The Gruff Captain Westfall Who Seems To Understand Her BestThen 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 DNF 35%Meet Celaena She s the world s best assassin Or so we re told She s very, very talented Very talented And famous She s also really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, takes a deep breath really pretty It was true that she had been attractive once, beautiful even.She looked at her rags and stained skin, and she couldn t suppress the twinge of shame What a miserable state for a girl of former beauty But it was her golden hair that caught the attention of most, hair that still maintained a glimmer of its glory In short, Celaena Sardothien was blessed with a handful of attractive features that compensated for the majority of average ones and, by early adolescence, she d discovered that with the help of cosmetics, these average features could easily match the extraordinary assets What remarkable eyes you have The prince s eyes shone with amusement at her brashness but lingered a bit too long on her body.No, he had to remember that she was an assassin with the blessing of a pretty face He found her beautiful It was something in the way her eyes sparked when she looked at something lovely in the landscape Through a clearing in the swirling mass, a cluster of stars could be seen He couldn t help thinking that they gazed down at her A lovely girl gazing at the stars, and the stars who gazed back. Gag She looked spectacular Utterly and completely spectacular.Though she may look pleasant, Beautiful ladies are always associated with the Crown Prince you should be flattered that you re attractive enough to be considered his lover Your face is much pretty when you smile She smiled at the guards outside her door, and her smile burst into a grin at their exchanged approving glances You look rather pretty today An expression of surprise crossed his features when he beheld her in her finery it would be hard to pass off someone so pretty as your sister I bet they won t expect to be trounced by a beautiful lady His dark eyes snaked along her body, Her disgust didn t improve when Grave ran an eye over her body.Her turquoise eyes glittered as she stared at his hand, and his heart quickened when her gaze rose to his face Yes, sweaty as she was, she was beautiful. Much pretty I had hopes that the book would pick up once the competition began, and for a split second, it did But then they added drama in the form of suitors for her big hearted future love interest, and there was another potential love interest, and I just really can t be bothered.I m out. 3.5 4 stars I CAN T DECIDE JUST YET I decided to reread this book, as I am about to continue on with the series, finally I did really enjoy this the second time round, but found myself a little critical of a few things I will be doing a full video review of this soon, so look forward to of my thoughts then Caleana Sardothien, young woman assassin, is betrayed and sentenced to the salt mines of Endovier After a year, however, she is given an opportunity If she wins a contest to become the king s champion, she will be granted a four year contract, working as an assassin for the empire she hates, at the end of which time she will be freed After reading the premise of the book, I thought, Sign me up After the first chapter, I knew I was in good hands This book has plenty of mystery, magic, humor and romance a perfect brew for fans of good YA fantasy If you liked Graceling, Grave Mercy, Shadow and Bone or other fantasies featuring strong female protagonists with scary good skills, I think you ll enjoy this quite a lot And it s the first of a series WHAT I WAS EXPECTING I DID IT OMFFFFFFG THIS BOOKWAS JUSTSOF GOOD What is even going on, how did i not read this sooner I am now onto Crown Of Midnight and DYING LOVE LOVE LOVEI FINALLY READ IT PEOPLE SO HAPPY Once again, it seems like I m in the minority for this book because I didn t like it It s such a shame too because I d heard a lot of good stuff about it Oh well, maybe it s just meor maybe because this book just plain sucks.Let s start off with our protagonist, Celaena who s thegreatest assassin in the world Okay, I m cool with that But it d be nice if she could actually prove it because from what I ve seen, she s once hell of a crappy assassin People walk in and out of her room all the time when she s sleeping and she just keeps on snoring Hello, aren t you supposed to spring awake like a ninja and hold a knife to that person s throat That s what I expect from someone who just left a death camp Instead I get this.The real clincher is what I call the Candy Incident There s a bag of candy left on Calaena s bed with no note or anything This is during the period where a murderer is going around killing Champions and a couple have died already And what does thegreatest assassin in the world do She gobbles them up immediately, going Oh, how I adored candies Remember that episode in Avatar the Last Airbender when Sokka drinks cactus juice and gets all high Then, it wears off and this happens Couldn t have said it better myself, Katara Calaena is the kind of idiot that licks stuff off walls, even without the hallucinatory assistance of cactus juice.But wait, there s Nothing happens to her because she s purrrfect and fabulous, like that song from High School Musical In fact, I m pretty sure she s a Mary Sue Let s check off her traits, shall we Tragic past, check Pretty, check Amazingly good at something, check Has than one love interest, check Don t even get me started on the love interests.There is absolutely no difference between Dorian and Chaol except for the fact that I m leery of the name Dorian Maybe it s because I just recently finished The Picture of Dorian Gray so whenever I see his name, I think of this It could be me but then again, you wouldn t name your kid Lolita, would you And the ending view spoiler where Calaena breaks up with Dorian because she s the King s Champion and it would be inappropriate We all know it s a ploy to squeeze in some kissy kissy time with Chaol in the next book And by being single, she doesn t look like a cheater hide spoiler Want to be updated on everything Throne of Glass Visit the Throne of Glass fansite CELAENA be all like Leaving me like Let me just clear things up People are rating this book low because they don t like Celaena, saying she s arrogant or self centred or over confident, first of all, if Celaena were a guy, you d be head over heels for her But she s a girl and now her story is being over looked because, instead of drowning in self pity, she decides to stand up, throw her hair over her shoulder and say screw the world, I m gonna survive I admire her for not letting her time in Endovier break her How many books have you read with an author spending a dominant part of the plot trying to pry away the pity in the heart of her damaged characters, yeah, that s right, almost every time They re usually so engrossed with whatever they did or whatever they went through, they bury themselves in their past and drown themselves in their own sympathy that it s actually ridiculous.But Celaena isn t like that and she s getting hate for it.Celaena aside, Dorian was okay, I ve got no rotten points to divulge about him I would, however, like to see his character develop further, because right now he s x Not what he seems x Doesn t like being a prince x Insanely good looking x Has daddy issues never forget the daddy issues And these are such stereotypical characteristics of a YA Prince Dorian is charming in a boyish non arrogant way He makes Celaena smile and is an all around good guy And he loves books Those are always plus points in my book.I don t really know what to think about Chaol, at this point, he s still a raw character, not entirely cooked enough to be eaten what Sometimes he s so frustrating, other times he s so adorable I want to hug him.Right now, I ve already read The Assasin s Blade and Crown of Midnight, I m also halfway through an ARC of Heir of Fire and I can confidently say that if you give this series a fair shot and Celaena too then you ll see what I love so much about it Just so you know I ve never completely disregarded major negative points in a series before, so much so that I still gave it 5 stars and I am not going to deny that Throne of Glass deserves its varied ratings But I love Throne of Glass for reasons of my own, I m not reviewing this for some publisher, so I m letting you know now, my views are biased I empathise with Celaena on so many levels, it s almost like we re the same person when I read the books, so with that, I ve grown attached to the series as well.