Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Review: Throne of glass by Sarah J. Maas

Title/Author: Throne of glass by Sarah  J. Maas
Originally published / published year: 2012
Genre: Young adult/ Fantasy
How I got this book: Bought it as a paperback copy and e-book.
Why I read this book: many people recommended it to me, so I had to try it.
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Throne of glass follows Calaena Saradothien, an 18 year old assasin in the kingdom of Adarlan. Upon being imprisoned by the rulers, she accepts an offer to compete with other killers in a glass castle for a chance to serve the kingdom. This leads her to form unexpected bonds with Chaol, the captain of the guard, and Dorian, the crown prince of Adarlan. In time calaena is drawn into a conspiracy and a series of battles, leading to discoveries surrounding both the kingdom and herself.

so many people recommended this book to me that I just had to try it. I went in with high expectations but the book wasn't quite what I expected it to be. 
The first half I found really boring. the story wasn't establishing very well and the characters weren't really appealing to me. Not many things happened and I was tempted to put it away and start another book.
I actually did and didn't read in the book for over 3 weeks.
When I saw the many more positive reactions on the book I decided to pick it up again.
I'm not sorry I did.
I started reading the book where I left off and after around 30 pages it actually began getting better and better. from then on I just really enjoyed the book. I understood calaena's storyline and also the happenings in the book were so much better than the first half.
I loved the part of Dorian falling in love with her but she didn't feel that way. It's something that happens in daily life and this seeing in a fantasy young adult novel is just great.
I gave the book 3 out of 5 stars, just because the first half lacked imagination from the author.
I can't wait to start the next book in the trilogy.
hopefully it will be even better! :D

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