YA Book Review: Throne of Glass

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Posted: November 21, 2017

Category: Staff Picks

Throne of Glass book cover: a pale girl in all black leather clothes and long white hair is dual wielding two white swords, with the title text positioned over the lower half of her body.18 year old Celaena Sardothien is Ardalan’s most feared assassin. After being imprisoned in the salt mines of Endovier for a year by the King, Celaena is summoned to the castle by the prince to compete with other thieves, killers, and warriors in a competition to become the King’s Champion and be released from prison.

After arriving at the castle, Celaena immediately starts her training with the Captain of the Guard, Chaol Westfall, to prepare her for the competition. He quickly becomes her ally along with her sponsor, Prince Dorian Havilliard. Competing under an alias to hide her true identity, Celaena slowly makes her way through the competition. When her competitors begin dying one by one, the competition becomes a fight for survival and a race against time to root out evil before it destroys her and her world.

Throne of Glass is an engaging novel that is full of plot twists and character development. It shows the importance of achieving success and demonstrates the will overcome any obstacle, as well as the contrast between how women are portrayed in fantasy and how strong women are in real life. Fans of The Hunger Games and Divergent series will love this one!

Review written by: Elizabeth Munjak (Guest Blogger for Take Our Kids to Work Day)

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