Book Review: Throne of Glass – Sarah J. Maas

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Title: Throne of Glass (2012)
Series: Throne of Glass – Book 1
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Extent: 404 pages
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆
Review: In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, eighteen-year-old Celaena Sardothien is serving a life sentence for being an assassin. This was until the Crown Prince offers her a deal: if she fights for him in a tournament to the death and serves his kingdom for a certain period of time, she will be free.

Unfortunately, I must be one of those very rare people who didn’t find this book ~*TOTALLY AMAZING*~ (all caps). I think the reason for my relatively low rating (and by that I mean low in comparison to the ones I’ve seen in the blogosphere) is the characterisation of the main character. This review is going to read more like a rant at some parts, so please bear with me.

Before starting Throne of Glass, I was already afraid that Celaena was going to be a Mary Sue, and I wasn’t wrong—she ticked off many of the characteristics of one, including but not limited to:

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