Throne of Glass
by Sarah J. Mass
And a princess from a foreign land will become the one thing Celaena never thought she’d have again: a friend.
But something evil dwells in the castle—and it’s there to kill. When her competitors start dying, horribly, one by one, Celaena’s fight for freedom becomes a fight for survival—and a desperate quest to root out the source of the evil before it destroys her world. (Goodreads Summary)
The only two things that I really wish Mass would’ve done differently was focus more on the world building, because even though the story was great and there was a map in the front and all I just had difficulty imagining where everything was and I didn’t really know that it was supposed to be magical because it wasn’t really specified to me in the beginning, and I wished that Mass would’ve worked harder on building Celaena’s relationships with the other competitors. Mass kind of started on that by making Nox and her friends and making Cain and her enemies, but she never quite got very detailed. All in all I thought that Throne of Glass was one of the best books that I’ve read in a while, and I can’t wait for the rest of the series to be delivered to my house via snail mail.
I gave Throne of Glass a four out of five star rating because it constantly kept me on the edge of my seat, the characters were written extremely well to the point that I could hear and understand each of their own , individual voices, but I had some slight issues with the world building and the lack of detail SJM put into creating the other competitors interesting to read.