Throne of Glass Book Review

This is one of those novels that you see everywhere in the book-blogging and book-tubing community. So many bloggers and book-tubers only had good things to say about it. Naturally, being a sucker for fantasy that got me overly excited, so come the end of September I decided that ordering the first three books and A Court of Thorns and Roses was the first thing I had to do.

I ended up starting Throne of Glass on my phone and tablet long before the books arrived, I just couldn’t wait.

Throne of GlassI will admit that I wish the hype wasn’t as big as it is. I’m not saying the series is not good but rather that the hype sets you up for really high expectations and while I enjoyed reading TOG, I have to be honest and say I was a little disappointed.

The thing is, I kind of  expected something a little more epic, more high fantasy because that was the impression I got from the various blogs and Goodreads reviews. However, a couple of chapters in it was evident that it was going to be rather fluffy. It is YA fantasy after all.

On the other hand, I have to remind myself that it is the first novel in the series and as with most series, the first novel serves mainly as an introduction to the characters and the world. In that sense it did its job, it introduced an intriguing world (although most of the book took place within a castle) and intrigued me enough to want to know what happens in the next book.

Throughout the novel, Sarah J. Maas teases us by giving us tiny little tastes of the world, the mention of magic and Fae over here and hint of epic history over there and loads and loads of mysteries that are explored in A Crown of Midnight. We are briefly introduced to the ever elusive Elena (the ancient warrior Queen who is also Fae) and are made aware that she will be important in the books to come.

All in all, a good introduction to the series. I am currently reading Crown of Midnight and I’ll just say this. Read Throne of Glass, it is completely worth it because shit goes cray-cray in book two!

Rating 4

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
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8 thoughts on “Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

  • October 28, 2015 at 10:46 pm
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    I love the Throne of Glass series! You’re so right, it all kicks off from book two onwards…and I’m happy to say it only gets better. I’ve just finished the most recent addition: Queen of Shadows and it was so great, the story becomes vastly darker and this new fantasy world is completely brought to life. However, Crown of Midnight is still my favourite so enjoy it!

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    • October 29, 2015 at 8:41 am
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      I’m reading and listening to Crown of Midnight right now. All I am going to say is OMG… So many feels!!! And the twists. And Chaol and Dorian… Totally freaking out. I’ve got about 70 more pages to go. I’m so excited to read Heir of Fire. Ordering a copy of Queen of Shadows today. Did not expect this series to become this epic…

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  • November 3, 2015 at 5:55 pm
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    So glad you enjoyed this! I’m planning to read Queen Of Shadows soon and I can’t wait!

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    • November 3, 2015 at 6:11 pm
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      Currently reading Heir of Fire but I’m not sure whether I’ll be able to finish it this month cos of nanowrimo

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  • November 4, 2015 at 4:36 pm
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    I’m liking it so far. But I will admit its gonna take me so time to love the new characters and be satisfied with the way certain old characters have developed… lol.

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