LITERARY LADIES: BOOK REVIEW – Throne of Glass

It’s Book Club Day! I might be a major nerd but I look forward to this day on the blog. My fellow readers feel me on that. Books are life and reading is therapeutic. Which is why I love me this book club so much.

Literary Ladies Book Club

Jumping right in to the review because intros are awkward …

Throne of Glass book review

After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18 year old assasin 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 assasin. 

Her opponents are men-thieved and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king’s council. If he beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she’ll servie 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 more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her … but its the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.

Then 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. 

Ok lets just put it out there. I have a rule that I’ve had since I was a kid. My family has known me to be a reader forever. And ever since I could read, I have made it my mission to complete every single book I start. Yes that means that once I start it, even if I don’t like it I finish it. Which is why I read one Harry Potter book – the first one. Because I started so I had to finish. Its also why I finished this book…

I just couldn’t get into it.

It was very well written and the story wasn’t terrible – its actually supposed to be a spin on Cinderella as an assassin (or so I’ve read), it just wasn’t my type of book I think? Now do not get me wrong, there are parts of it I liked, which is why I gave it so many stars. There was something intriguing about the protagonist – I really love badass females. I also appreciated that the romance aspect of the story wasn’t tooo predictable, but here’s my main qualm, the story while not my type from the get go, started off with a bang, and quickly began to be a whimper …

Anyway, if you like this genre, give it a go. Its actually Book one of a six part series!

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Have a great Tuesday guys!!!

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