Sunday, October 7, 2012

Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

  • Reading level: Ages 12 and up
  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens; 1 edition (August 7, 2012)
  • Rating: 10/10 stars

I am literally in love with this book. Every possible concept and factor that I think make the perfect YA book are compiled skillfully and wonderfully into 416 pages. Every fairy tale notion of princes, every little girl's dream of balls and gowns, every independent young woman's inspiration in feisty heroines, all of these things are woven into the magical pages of THRONE OF GLASS by Sarah J. Maas. It's a story that you can't put down, but it is also one that if you do put down, the moment you pick it back up it will feel as if all the time in between had been the story, and only when you entered Celaena's world were you in reality. THRONE OF GLASS transcends the bounds of reality and yet, when you are in its spell, it is the only thing that even exists. To say that I am obsessed is an understatement, and I CANNOT STRESS ENOUGH THE IMPORTANCE OF READING THIS BOOK! Unlike many of its YA counterparts, the love triangle, if you can even call the intense and passionate relationships between Celaena and Dorian and Celaena and Captain Westfall such an idle name, does not dominate every page in the book. Celaena is plagued with deeper and more important struggles than such a thing as a love triangle. Even a dispute with her beautiful friend, Nehemia, does not phase her from the important matters at hand. The magic is not contained in this story, and as soon as you open the page, you will be transported into a world of magical symbols, conniving kings, glorious princesses and charming princes, and most of all, a heroine whose scars don't make her any less beautiful.

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