Throne of Glass - Sarah J. Maas Originally at:

I thought long and hard about recommending THRONE OF GLASS, not because I didn’t love it oh I did, but because I feel as if everyone knows about it already.

I mean, don’t they?

ToG had a huge following back in its FP days, and no wonder. Sarah is a fantastic writer, weaving story and character and everything else together seamlessly. Celaena is a fantastic main character: tough and skillful, unafraid of what she could do. I was glad to see a heroine who didn’t shy away from being pretty, who used it to her advantage because why the hell not?

The other two main characters (non-POVs) were Chaol, the captain of the guard, and Dorian, the prince. I can’t talk about them without blatantly showing who I prefer Chaol. I like Chaol best ok, but they were both great and I loved them.

The world-building was great, present but not overwhelming and avoiding the info-dumping that sometimes fantasy novels fall prey to. I loved the mechanics of the tournaments and the different characters that it brought into play, even if it was a bit predictable. I feel so jaded when I say things like this… but I knew who Celaena would face immediately, and I wished I’d been a bit more surprised. Overall, though, I enjoyed getting to plot points and see how they played out, so that didn’t retract from my enjoyment at all.

The only reason ToG is not 5 stars is because of Celaena, actually. She was what I liked most and least about this book, which is a strange way of thinking about it. I loved Celaena, looking back on it, but we didn’t click while I was reading the book. She was great, but too unlike me in ways—I don’t even know what I’m saying anymore.

Suffice to say, that the fact that I loved this book despite my complicated relationship with its main character shows how great it was. So everybody should read it because 1. It’s awesome 2. Sarah is even more awesome.

And I want more fan art so please