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PDF Ã BOOK Throne of Glass ò SARAH J. MAAS ò This is a previously published edition of ISBN13 9781599906959After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes 18 year old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition she must aAssins 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 interes 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 RR 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 genreI 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 beautifulIn 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 seuels 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 seuelsIn 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

BOOK ↠ Throne of Glass Î Sarah J. Maas

This is a previously published edition of ISBN13 9781599906959After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes 18 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 ass Are you kidding me What the hell is this shit How do you screw up your story uite so badly after starting from an INCREDIBLE premise involving the most notorious assassin in the land now a slave being offered the chance to win back her freedom sort of in a to the death tournament fighting the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land says the back of my book conveniently forgetting that a right before the final duels the king specifically states that the competitors can win only by trapping their opponents in a position of sure death and no further so to the death my foot and b apart from thieves and assassins a number of the competitors are actually ex guards and random other criminals for the most part disposable enough not to warrant names and I'd only consider a small handful of them to be gifted at anything I mean you really have to be TALENTED to go from all of that Exciting Sounding Awesomeness to well to Throne of GlassAfter reading the A included in the back of my book though it all started to make sense and I wish I'd known before buying this stupid ass book that it's inspired by DISNEY'S CINDERELLA of all things I know what you're thinking Where the fridge tart does Cinderella come in Isn't this story about like a TOUGH AS NAILS former assassin now slave competing for her life in like the most badass tournament ever Well actually no And I'm happy to spend the next few hours of my life uoting this most dumbass book if it means AT LEAST ONE PERSON might decide not to waste their money on it no need to thank me'Wake up Not surprisingly it was ChaolShe shimmied beneath the blankets pulling them over her head but he grabbed the covers and threw them to the floor Her nightgown was wrapped around her thighs Celaena shiveredIt's cold she moaned holding her knees to her body She didn't care that she had only a few months to beat the other Champions she needed sleep Nope this isn't your bratty kid sister but the most notorious assassin EVAH You know the one who after slaving away in the salt mines for four months was so desperate to escape that she even tried a mad suicide dash What the hell though; they're only offering her her freedom It would have been nice if the Crown Prince had considered springing her from Endovier earlier so she could have some time to regain her strength; how long had he known about this competition anyway Sheesh I know right Silly Crown Prince not considering the feelings of like one of the most terrible criminals his men have ever captured I mean he gives you large comfortable living uarters in his castle a billiards table a chance to change your life even a puppy and what he thinks this is enough Get up Chaol ripped the pillows from beneath her head Now you're wasting my time If he noticed how much skin she was showing he didn't react That wasn't irrelevant at all Grumbling Celaena slithered to the edge of the bed dangling a hand over the edge to touch the floor Fetch my slippers she mumbled The floor's like ice Yeah put those servants in their place CinderellaFrom the doorway Chaol asked Why might I ask are you so tiredShe gulped down the rest of the pomegranate juice and wiped her mouth on a napkin I was up until four reading she said' Why do you even have to ask Chaol It's only the start of the tournament of Celaena's life; of course she stayed up all night reading SLEEP WHEN YOU'RE DEAD YO If the competition barely merits any page time why should the competitors actually give a shit about it'A few minutes later Celaena frowned at herself as she hurried after the captain into the foyer I look ridiculous These pants are absurd and this shirt is awful' Way to be descriptive Cinderella Generic complaints FTW It's not like you've been slaving in the salt mines for a year or anything like that OF COURSE YOUR CLOTHES MATTER and HOW DARE THEY DON'T LET THE BASTARDS GRIND YOU DOWN'You expect me to use a mace an hour after sunrise' The horror'She bit into an apple It was tart with a sweet honey like aftertaste Oh And what books do you love He named a few and she blinked Well those are good choices for the most part What others she asked and somehow an hour flew by carrying them on the wings of conversation' Jesus This paragraph isn't a pointless waste of space at all'There was something girlish about her too Oh he couldn't stand her contradictions' INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS Because my Chaol doesn't have a va jay jay 'Celaena bit down her laugh Archery It was an archery contest' Yeah that was my reaction too 'Pelor the gangly assassin wasn't yet strong enough to manage a longbow and barely made any shots When he finished his eyes gleaming with resentment the Champions sniggered and Cain laughed the loudestDespite herself Celaena felt badly for the boy His shots hadn't been that bad' Yeesh If barely making any shots isn't that bad I can see how CINDERBRAT is the world's scariest assassin'Why would she kill me I think she likes being pampered snort If she hasn't attempted to escape or kill anyone then why would she do it now He patted his friend on the shoulder You worry too much' ZOMG U NVR HERD OF BIDING UR TIME B4 This Crown Prince is clearly not the brightest crayon in the box'Sam What would he make of all this' Since he's never been mentioned before I really can't say Sorry'Dorian peeled himself from the wall For all her assassinating experience she didn't notice him until he sat down on the bench beside her' Yeah I can see why she's Most Baddest Assassinator EVAH And who glued you to the wall anyway Crown Douche Bag'No I can survive well enough on my own if given proper reading materialHe looked at the fire trying not to think about where she'd been only weeks before and what that kind of loneliness might have felt like There were no books in Endovier' I find it hard to believe that loneliness is your biggest problem when you're a beautiful seventeen year old girl slaving away in a salt mine but what do I know A BOOK A BOOK MY KINGDOM FOR A BOOK'It wasn't until later that Philippa brought the news The Champion who hadn't shown up for the Test had been found dead in a servant's stairwell brutally mauled and dismemberedThe new murder cast a pall over the next two weeks and the two Tests they brought with them Celaena passed the Tests stealth and tracking without drawing much attention to herself or risking her neck to save anyone' When your plot's so boring that you're summarizing it all you've got a problem 'He remained in the doorway fearful that she'd wake up if he took another step Some assassin She hadn't even bothered to stir' I know right Also you're a stalking stalker Crown Douche Bag'She smiled at the young chevaliers they passed and smirked at the court women who eyed her pink and white gown She couldn't blame them; the dress was spectacular And she was spectacular in it' Bloody hell you'd think a year of slavery would knock the vanity right out of a girl 'The assassin pivoted around the table and took aim again She missed Gritting her teeth she considered snapping the cue in half across her knee But she'd been attempting to play for only an hour She'd be incredible by midnight She'd master this ridiculous game or she'd turn the table into firewood' Now now CINDERBRAT Temper tantrums are like so unbecoming'For the world's greatest assassin this is pathetic said Dorian stepping from the doorway' Because assassins are widely known to be proficient at billiards What you didn't know'She had often wished for adventure' If you spend seven years as an assassin and somehow manage not to stumble headfirst into all sorts of adventures you're probably not doing it right'So she'd cheated a little but she'd won' LADIES AND GENTLEMEN HOLD ON TO YOUR SEATS; WE'VE JUST HAD OUR FIRST GLIMPSE OF CELAENA ACTUALLY BEHAVING REMOTELY LIKE AN ASSASSIN And it's only page 240 'It had been over three weeks since her last encounter with Elena and she hadn't seen or heard her at all despite the three Tests she'd had the most exciting of which being an obstacle course which she passed with only a few minor scratches and bruises Unfortunately Pelor hadn't done so well and had been sent home at long last But he'd been lucky three other competitors had died All found in forgotten well obviously not that forgotten hallways; all mutilated beyond recognition' The

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Throne of GlassTing 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 uickly 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 imagine 35 4 stars I CAN'T DECIDE JUST YETI decided to reread this book as I am about to continue on with the series finallyI 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