Review: A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3.1) – Sarah J. Maas


A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3.1) – Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3.1)

Title: A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3.1)

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Release Date: May 1, 2018

Publisher: Bloomsbury YA

Format: Hardcover

Page Number: 272

Source: Local Bookstore

Feyre, Rhys, and their close-knit circle of friends are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly-changed world beyond. But Winter Solstice is finally near, and with it, a hard-earned reprieve. Yet even the festive atmosphere can’t keep the shadows of the past from looming. As Feyre navigates her first Winter Solstice as High Lady, she finds that those dearest to her have more wounds than she anticipated–scars that will have far-reaching impact on the future of their Court.

4 out of 5 stars


Even though not a lot happened in this novella, I am still so happy to have read it so soon after the release date. I LOVED reading about the characters again and seeing through different perspectives.

The best part of this was the sneak peek of the next book in the series lol. Not that the rest was bad, obviously, but I’m so excited to see Nesta and Cassian’s relationship actually turn into something because I’m rooting for that so hard. I’m predicting that Nesta will become super badass because she realizes how she needs to get revenge on the human queens once and for all, and after she figures that out there won’t be any way to stop her. I love that Cassian is so taken with her, but I really want to find out what his present to her was that he threw into the river. Temper, Cassian.

I find it quite annoying when people go on and on about how Sarah J. Maas isn’t portraying overly strong feminist characters. Personally, I think you can be a feminist but still want to cook, clean, shop, and design a new house. I don’t understand how that makes you less of a feminist, but that’s just me.

I’m anxious to see what Mor does about that estate situation with the scary thing in the woods because I would have freaked the freak out. I think it’s cool that she has her own space but I wish she wouldn’t keep it a complete secret from everyone else because I think it’s going to come out and people’s feelings are going to get hurt bla bla bla.

I can’t wait for the next in the series!

Series:

A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1)

A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2)

A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3)

Review: A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3) – Sarah J. Maas


A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3) – Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3)

Title: A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3)

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Release Date: May 2 2017

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Format: Hardcover

Page Number: 705

Source: TBR Pile

Looming war threatens all Feyre holds dear in the third volume of the #1 New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses series.

Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s manoeuvrings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit – and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well.

As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords – and hunt for allies in unexpected places.

5 out of 5 stars


I don’t understand how people didn’t like this book. After I write this review I’m going to watch some book review videos on YouTube, because I loved this book!

This was a great continuation of the Court of Thorns and Roses series, and I honestly do not understand why people hated this book so much! Everything wrapped up perfectly and all the characters grew so much.

This beginning of this book follows Feyre in the Spring Court deceiving Tamlin and everyone else in order to get the information she needs to return to the Night Court. First off, that’s such a badass way to start a book. Loved the deception even if it was sad at times. Then she and the rest of the Night Court family have to figure out what to do with the Cauldron situation and how to defeat Hybern and fix literally everything that everyone had messed up…

But this was so good. I do admit, it was VERY slow in the middle. Part two was so slow, but it’s just one of those books you have to get into the groove of reading larger sections at one time and you’re A OK. That being said, I’m all here for the slow burn books. I love when you have to wait to figure everything out. It builds suspense and makes you want to finish it even more. This book did take me quite awhile to read, but I think it’s because I started it and then got distracted because I was home for winter break still and then I took a trip to visit my aunt, uncle, five-year-old cousin, and two newborn twin girls, but I thoroughly enjoyed this nonetheless.

I cannot wait to see what happens in the next book because this was originally supposed to be a trilogy, I think. I need to know what happens with Nesta and Cassian, because their mating bond is going to snap into place any time and everyone knows it. Elain and Lucien are going to have their mating bond situation all figured out and they’re going to be helplessly in love cause AWW.

Also, Amren. I was pissed off when I found out that she was lying to Feyre, but then it all worked out so I’m cool with that. Rhys though.

Oh. My. Gosh. I thought he was actually going to stay dead forever and when Feyre found out that he also made a bargain with a monster I was so shooketh. Because she did the same thing and didn’t tell him and he did the same thing to her because they loved each other so much that they just didn’t want one another to be mad or sad or worried. And Feyre went and found the mirror for the Bone Carver. Excuse me. Cool and so badass.

One of my favorite parts from this book was the whole scene where Feyre goes and summons the Suriel and then it also brings Ianthe and her cronies. SHOOK. I was shook. I loved that Feyre stayed with the Suriel and also led Ianthe and those people to their death, but not before Rhys figured out how to get the Weaver. Man oh man.

I do have to admit that A Court of Mist and Fury was my favorite of the series, but I was not disappointed by the ending of this book at all :)

Series:

A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1)

A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2)

A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3.1)

Review: The Assassin’s Blade (Throne of Glass #0.4, #0.5) – Sarah J. Maas


The Assassin’s Blade (Throne of Glass #0.4, #0.5) – Sarah J. Maas

The Assassin's Blade (Throne of Glass, #0.1-0.5)

Title: The Assassin’s Blade (Throne of Glass #0.1, #0.2, #0.3)

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Release Date: March 4, 2014

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Format: Paperback

Page Number: 438

Source: TBR Shelf

Celaena Sardothien is her kingdom’s most feared assassin. Though she works for the powerful and ruthless Assassin’s Guild, Celaena yields to no one and trusts only her fellow killer for hire, Sam.When Celaena’s scheming master, Arobynn Hamel, dispatches her on missions that take her from remote islands to hostile deserts, she finds herself acting independently of his wishes–and questioning her own allegiance. Along the way, she makes friends and enemies alike, and discovers that she feels far more for Sam than just friendship. But by defying Arobynn’s orders, Celaena risks unimaginable punishment, and with Sam by her side, he is in danger, too. They will have to risk it all if they hope to escape Arobynn’s clutches–and if they fail, they’ll lose not just a chance at freedom, but their lives . . .A prequel to Throne of Glass, this collection of five novellas offers readers a deeper look into the history of this cunning assassin and her enthralling–and deadly–world.Included in this volume: “The Assassin and the Pirate Lord””The Assassin and the Healer””The Assassin and the Desert””The Assassin and the Underworld””The Assassin and the Empire”


The Assassin and the Underworld (Throne of Glass #0.4)

5 out of 5 stars

Aww to the ending of this.

This novella followed Celaena after she gets back from the Silent Assassin camp in The Assassin and the Desert. She comes back and gets showered with gifts from Arobynn Hamel and has enough money to be free from her debts from him. Arobynn gives her a mission that will fight against the slave trade that started off this novella series.

Sam.

Okay, so I knew that she liked Sam, but so cute omg. Everyone can be an asshole sometimes, but Celaena and Sam are the masters of this. They so obviously like each other and have for forever, so the way they’re just mean to each other killed me, but it’s fine. I’m over it… kinda.

SPOILERS

So Sam and Celaena go on this mission to kill this guy who they find out is actually the good guy. That sucks, but what could be worse? Oh yeah, your boss using your money to buy the virginity of the girl you hate more than anyone. Oh but on top of that, you’re blamed for everything. I was pissed off for Celaena and I just want her to go and kill Arobynn because he’s not okay.

I was fully convinced that Sarah J. Maas was going to kill off Sam, but she didn’t yay! I love Sam. He’s sweet and cute and funny and nice and sarcastic mmm. He’s my fav. So at the end fo this Celaena pays off his debt and then they move in together in her new apartment that she told Arobynn she was moving into. Cute.

I feel it now, though. Sam is going to die. Because everything is too perfect right now. Their first kiss was too cute and when he told her that he loved her omg aww. But something bad is going to happen and it hurts me, but it’s just my prediction.


The Assassin and the Empire

5 out of stars

I’m broken from that.

So I literally read this in one sitting. Didn’t even get up. All 94 pages of it. I couldn’t help it because it was so good.

Don’t read this if you haven’t read this novella, but I was right.

I knew I was going to be right because that’s usually how it works. (not tooting my own horn but I’m good at predicting endings). Poor Sam. Poor Celaena.

Oh my gosh ugh no why sadness.

So this novella followed Celaena and Sam after they leave the Assassin’s Keep and they’re living together in Celaena’s apartment. They have no money but have to pay Arobynn Hamel their debt to get out of the Guild, which is super messed up and is totally a horrible monopoly, but they want to move away to the Southern Continent to create a new life for themselves, and Sam takes on a job that will pay super well, and it. Goes. Down.

My heart is so sad because I didn’t want what happened to Sam to happen, and I hated seeing Celaena hurting like she was. It’s not fair that she has to endure even more pain, and fricking Arobynn Hamel is the one who gave her up. Oh my lord I literally almost threw my book across the room when I found out it was him. I had the suspicion it was him from the moment he took on the job, but ugh not okay.

I can’t wait for her to find out that it was him that gave them up because she’s going to murder him in the worst way possible because he took Sam away from her. Oh my lord and she never got to tell him about her childhood it’s just so sad.

ps. I know there are a lot of run-on sentences, give me a break. I have a lot of emotions happening.

I KNEW it was going to happen. And that’s the worst part because I don’t feel like I was actually prepared for it emotionally.

The ending was so powerful and just made me want to re-read Throne of Glass *which I will,* but she used Sam’s mantra. Aww. So sad but aww. She is strong and she will survive it, and going into the first book (again) will make me understand more about her and her backstory and I’m just so excited :) :) :)

yay I love Sarah J. Maas.

Series:

The Assassin and the Pirate Lord (Throne of Glass #0.1)

The Assassin and the Healer (Throne of Glass #0.2)

The Assassin and the Desert (Throne of Glass #0.3)

Review: The Assassin’s Blade (Throne of Glass #0.1, #0.2, #0.3) – Sarah J. Maas


The Assassin’s Blade (Throne of Glass #0.1, #0.2, #0.3) – Sarah J. Maas

The Assassin's Blade (Throne of Glass, #0.1-0.5)

Title: The Assassin’s Blade (Throne of Glass #0.1, #0.2, #0.3)

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Release Date: March 4, 2014

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Format: Paperback

Page Number: 438

Source: TBR Shelf

Celaena Sardothien is her kingdom’s most feared assassin. Though she works for the powerful and ruthless Assassin’s Guild, Celaena yields to no one and trusts only her fellow killer for hire, Sam.When Celaena’s scheming master, Arobynn Hamel, dispatches her on missions that take her from remote islands to hostile deserts, she finds herself acting independently of his wishes–and questioning her own allegiance. Along the way, she makes friends and enemies alike, and discovers that she feels far more for Sam than just friendship. But by defying Arobynn’s orders, Celaena risks unimaginable punishment, and with Sam by her side, he is in danger, too. They will have to risk it all if they hope to escape Arobynn’s clutches–and if they fail, they’ll lose not just a chance at freedom, but their lives . . .A prequel to Throne of Glass, this collection of five novellas offers readers a deeper look into the history of this cunning assassin and her enthralling–and deadly–world.Included in this volume: “The Assassin and the Pirate Lord””The Assassin and the Healer””The Assassin and the Desert””The Assassin and the Underworld””The Assassin and the Empire”


The Assassin and the Pirate Lord (Throne of Glass #0.1)

5 out of 5 stars

I love being back in this world and am so happy to be reading this series again. I have only read the first book, so it’s nice to see Celaena before the events of Throne of Glass. Sarah J. Maas has quickly become one of my favorite authors and I’m pumped to read everything she’s written so then I can be caught up for when she releases new books.

This novella followed Celaena and Sam, two assassins, when they go to visit the Pirate Lord. The sixteen year old Celaena becomes very passionate about the slave trade industry, and finds her own way to put a stop to it.

I really enjoyed this novella and loved Sam. I don’t know what happens to him or if he’s part of the full series, but I really hope he comes into the main story sometime soon. He’s so cute and sassy. I love that he’s sarcastic and sasses Celaena; I feel like she needs that sometimes. She needs some sense knocked into her.

Can’t wait to continue reading these novellas!


The Assassin and the Healer (Throne of Glass #0.2)

4 out of 5 stars

This novella followed Celaena and a girl named Yrene Towers. This took place in a small town at a pub that Yrene worked at, and Celaena was there after the events of The Assassin and the Pirate Lord. She was thrown out of the Assassin’s Guild, and her punishment wasn’t mentioned other than her being beat up and bruised all over.

Celaena sat in the back of the pub just looking for someone to fight, and the barmaid, Yrene, is just trying to make some extra money so she can go and train to be a healer.

I enjoyed this story, but it was a little slow. It was very short, so I don’t know why I felt like I was trudging through a little. I feel like Yrene is going to come up again in the future (if she hasn’t already) because her last name is Towers and that has to do with the title of book #6 (?).

I liked that Celaena showed Yrene how to fight by the end because now she can defend herself and it was a bonding experience. Yay friendships. Celaena needs some friends in her life because she’s always so serious. I mean she is an assassin, so she is supposed to be serious, but you know what I mean.


The Assassin and the Desert (Throne of Glass #0.3)

5 out of 5 stars

This has been my favorite novella so far because I loved the characters and the atmosphere of the story! Celaena is sent to an assassin camp in the middle of the Red Desert as her punishment for disobeying Arobynn Hamel. She has to get a letter of recommendation from the Master by the end of one month to be sent back with her.

The setting for this was very cool and I was intrigued the whole time. I loved that it was set in the middle of a desert, and it was interesting that most of the assassins that were being trained there had taken a vow of silence. They just communicated with gestures and expressions rather than words. I found it to be a unique part of the story that I wasn’t expecting.

I loved the characters in this story because they were so fun to read about. I loved Ansel *at the beginning,* I LOVED Ilias, and Celaena grew so much throughout this novella.

I loved this so much. It gave me so much insight to Celaena’s life, and I can’t wait to read the last two novellas!!

Series:

The Assassin and the Underworld (Throne of Glass #0.4)

The Assassin and the Empire (Throne of Glass #0.5)

Review: A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2) – Sarah J. Maas


A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2) – Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2)

Title: A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2)

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Release Date: May 3, 2016

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Format: Paperback

Page Number: 624

Source: TBR Shelf

Feyre is immortal.

After rescuing her lover Tamlin from a wicked Faerie Queen, she returns to the Spring Court possessing the powers of the High Fae. But Feyre cannot forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people – nor the bargain she made with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court.

As Feyre is drawn ever deeper into Rhysand’s dark web of politics and passion, war is looming and an evil far greater than any queen threatens to destroy everything Feyre has fought for. She must confront her past, embrace her gifts and decide her fate.

She must surrender her heart to heal a world torn in two.

5 out of 5 stars


Wow.

I don’t even know how to explain my love of this book other than rambling and going on tangents, so here we go!

This is the second book in the Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas, and everyone said these books were absolutely amazing, and I 100% agree. This book follows Feyre in the Night Court with Rhysand after she gets away from Tamlin and the Spring Court after what happens in A Court of Thorns and Roses.

If you haven’t read the first book you should refrain from continuing on reading this post because there will be hella spoilers coming up. If you haven’t read this book, same goes for you too.

Holy shit. Okay Rhysand and Feyre are the best couple of all time because they understand each other and love each other so much it’s painful sometimes. I love that Rhysand is so soft and kind while keeping up this hard-ass face because he has to protect his people of Velaris. I love that he loves her so much, and I love all of the banter and conversations they have.

The sexy times in this book had me shooketh. Ummmmmm. Yeah. So I don’t know how to explain this without getting too graphic, but the cabin scenes. Oh my lord. I literally had to stop reading when I had about 100 pages left because I was too overwhelmed by the sex scenes. This was much more sexual than the first book, but I think it was done in a way that wasn’t too much. There were lots of details that younger people should NOT be reading, but let me tell you. I love Rhysand and Feyre together.

I never thought I could be on board with enjoying reading about the politics of a world, but there was so much of it throughout this book. I didn’t even realize how much I enjoyed the political intrigue in books until this one. I love that all the characters have to be so careful with everything they say and manipulate other High Fae in order to get what they want. I love that they’re working for the greater good of Prythian and I’m living for it.

I love Mor, Cassian, and Azriel and cannot wait until the next books to find out what their deal is. I want Mor and Azriel to be together forever, and I think that Cassian and Nesta are going to be a thing. Oh yeah. I’m here for all of these romances because at some points of this book you could literally cut the sexual tension with a butter knife.

So much happened in this book I can’t even.

The ending. I was so shaken up by what happened. So Mor, Cassian, Azriel, and Feyre just decide to go and attack this Cauldron thing. Okay, cool, but you do realize this is what apparently created this world. Right. Okay so they go to the castle in Hybern in order to destroy this so then everything can be happy and great, and of course Tamlin shows up.

Tangent. I literally almost punched myself in the face for while thinking about how I shipped Feyre and Tamlin at the beginning of this series. He locked her up in her own home just to “keep her safe.” Okay well she was going insane because she couldn’t use her powers that she had just been gifted from everyone. Helloooooo is that not concerning.

Anyway, Tamlin and Lucien are there working with the evil King of Hybern. Why did it surprise me? I knew they were going to come up again sometimes. They made this deal with the King that as long as Tamlin got Feyre back from Rhysand everything would be great for everyone, but wait. Tamlin sold out the entire land of Prythian in order to get this girl that doesn’t love him.

Then Nesta and Elain show up and then Tamlin feels bad. *anger* The King shoves them into the Cauldron and makes them into High Fae, then Lucien realizes that Elain is his mate. OF COURSE SHE IS. I have faith for Lucien because I don’t think he’s an awful guy, so I can be on board for that relationship. But Lucien has to break away from Tamlin in order for that to happen, so I think in the next book Lucien and Feyre are going to work together to get rid of Tamlin.

Another thing, Feyre had to pretend that she was terrified of Rhysand and all of her friends in order to save the entirety of the fae realm. I get that it’s the right thing to do, but she went with Tamlin. The emotions that I felt when the bond was being broken between Rhysand and Feyre actually hurt my heart. I felt like I was being ripped up just like them. And Rhysand played along. I’m sure that they talked about something like that happening, but oh my lord I just want them to be happy. So Rhysand is all broken up and sad and when he gets back to Velaris he explains that Feyre is going to destroy Tamlin from the inside out. So she’s going to be the spy and then I was fine. I NEED the next book.

Lucien is onto what Feyre is doing, but he can’t say anything because he’s already obsessed with Elain. Ugh so much drama. But I love the drama. I think I’m going to throw a fit if Feyre and Tamlin have sex in the next book because I think that will break Rhysand more than she thinks it will.

Okay. So that’s that. I need to read the next book now, but I also think that I need to take a break for a hot second so then I don’t get burnt out with the books. I LOVE THIS SERIES!

Series:

A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1)

A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3)

A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3.1)

Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1) – Sarah J. Maas


A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1) – Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1)

Title: A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1)

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Release Date: May 5, 2015

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Format: Paperback

Page Number: 416

Source: TBR Shelf

Feyre’s survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill – the forest where she lives is a cold, bleak place in the long winter months. So when she spots a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she cannot resist fighting it for the flesh. But to do so, she must kill the predator and killing something so precious comes at a price …

Dragged to a magical kingdom for the murder of a faerie, Feyre discovers that her captor, his face obscured by a jewelled mask, is hiding far more than his piercing green eyes would suggest. Feyre’s presence at the court is closely guarded, and as she begins to learn why, her feelings for him turn from hostility to passion and the faerie lands become an even more dangerous place. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose him forever.

5 out of 5 stars


I loved everything about this whole book and I have no idea how I’m going to make coherent thoughts about it. I just finished this literally 5 minutes ago, and I NEED the next book. Right now.

This story follows Feyre who takes care of her family in her village, but finds herself in the faerie realm of the Spring Court with the High Fae, Tamlin and Lucien. Feyre despises the two, and their whole world, when she gets there, but everything gets turned upside down when she realizes how kind and loving Tamlin could be.

The curse set upon the land, the blight, comes from the Queen person and Feyre isn’t allowed any details about the whole situation. Tamlin sends her back to her family in order to keep her safe, but she feels the burning desire to return to the faerie realm. She goes back to the manor in the Spring Court and finds it in rubble, and decides to go after Tamlin and Lucien…

okay there are going to be hecka spoilers because I don’t want to conceal any of my thoughts about this. If you haven’t read this book you can leave, but keep on reading along for all the spoilers :)

I. LOVED. THIS. BOOK. Oh my lord. I read this slowly because I didn’t want it to end. Sometimes I drudge through books just to get them done, but I wanted this to last 5ever (it’s like forever but longer).

At the beginning of this I was so pissed off because her family didn’t care about her. Excuse me she is the one keeping y’all alive and you’re not being appreciative? Not okay. So not okay. She’s out in the forest trying to find you food and you’re bitching about how your shoes don’t look pretty enough… yikes.

I was a little surprised when she didn’t get attacked by the wolf/faerie at the beginning because I would have thought he would have tried to stand his ground, but it makes sense after you find out why and omg I loved everything about this.

I loved that Lucien and Feyre were sort of like siblings in the way that they bickered. I think if Feyre had a normal relationship with her sisters it would have been similar to that. She and Lucien become friends and it’s just so cute because she has a normal (kind of) friendship type of relationship. She’s happy because she has a friend, but mostly because of Tamlin.

Oh man. This hunky faerie stole my heart right from the beginning. Now, I hope that in the next book Feyre doesn’t second-guess their love because he just needed to break the curse, because he actually does love her. Tamlin has been what I’ve been looking for in a love interest in a book for quite some time. Right at the beginning I thought it was going to be a love triangle between Feyre, Tamlin, and Lucien, but then I realized that Lucien and Tamlin are too good of friends yada yada.

The sexy times of this. Holy shit. They had me shaken and stirred because they were so well written. Damnnnnnnn. They love each other so much and it just warms my heart to see people loving each other. I also LOVED that Feyre was totally open and happy about having sex. I feel like the “normal” YA books have a taboo on not having sex, and not enjoying it especially if you’re female. I think it’s ridiculous because all people should embrace their bodies, and I loved that Feyre wasn’t apologetic about any of her feelings.

One thing I’m kind of confused about are Tamlins claws. Do they come out of his knuckles or the smaller knuckles that are next to his nails? I was focussing too much on that, but I couldn’t help it.

The Spring Court just sounds lovely and I want to live there. Other than the fact that there are evil faeries roaming around… I LOVED the swimming in starlight scene. Awwwww. So cute. I just can’t sometimes.

Okay, I know that I’m probably not supposed to like Rhysand right now, but I’ve heard lots of people talking about him. I’m only assuming that he’s going to play a bigger role in the next book, but I started to kind of like him by the end. He was unapologetically himself even though he’d been broken down by Amarantha. I feel bad for him because he’s her whore, but it was the only thing he could do to save his people of the Night Court. Ugh. I just want him to by happy. But I kind of want him to be happy with Feyre. I’m not saying that I’m team Rhysand, but I could see my opinion switching to l him from Tamlin… *did I say that don’t hate me*

The ending of this book is epic and I loved every second of it. I was on the edge of my seat *bed* while reading this and couldn’t put it down. I should be studying for my final right now but I had to know what happened. I’m also starting the Randomathon readathon tomorrow and didn’t want to carry this over…. but you know. I should be studying. Curse you, wonderful books for distracting me from my work. *oh well probably not going to study anymore anyway*

I need the second book. I know that I’m going to love it, and I think I’m going to start it tomorrow because I’m looking forward to it that much. I don’t normally marathon series, but I have to know what happens with everyone. I already know this is one of my favorite series, because this is one of the best books I’ve read this year.

Thanks for reading to the end if you’re still here. Please let me know how you felt about this book in the comment section because I have to talk to someone about it!!!

Series:

A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2)

A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3)

A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3.1)

Review: Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1) – Sarah J. Maas


Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1) – Sarah J. Maas

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)

Title: Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1)

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Release Date: August 2, 2012

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens

Format: Paperback

Page Number: 404

Source: TBR Pile

In a land without magic, where the king rules with an iron hand, an assassin is summoned to the castle. She comes not to kill the king, but to win her freedom. If she defeats twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition, she is released from prison to serve as the king’s champion. Her name is Celaena Sardothien.

The Crown Prince will provoke her. The Captain of the Guard will protect her. But something evil dwells in the castle of glass–and it’s there to kill. When her competitors start dying one by one, Celaena’s fight for freedom becomes a fight for survival, and a desperate quest to root out the evil before it destroys her world.

5 out of 5 stars


Celaena Sardothien, the coolest sassiest assassin you will ever meet.

Throne of Glass stars out with talking about Celaena and her imprisonment in Endovier, the worst death camp. It goes through why she was sent to Endovier, and you find out that she is an 18 year old assassin who is being chosen to participate in the competition to be the King’s Champion. The Crown Prince, Dorian, chooses her to be his Champion in the competition, and brings her to train at the castle with the other Champions.

This book chronicles her training, Tests, and difficult life at the castle during this competition. Love interests are introduced. Friendships are made. Celaena is put to the ultimate test…

You guys. This book. It. Was. So. Amazing. I. Can’t. Even. Explain.

So a lot goes down in this book and it’s hard to talk about it without spoiling anything, but Sarah J. Maas is one of my new favorite authors for sure. The way this book is written is so fast-paced, easy to understand but is actually a quite complex world, and so unbelievably well written. It’s been awhile since I’ve read a book and enjoyed every single part of it, but holy hot dang this book is so fricking good.

I didn’t want to give into the hype surrounding this series because I didn’t want to be disappointed, but I’m so glad I read it. I may or may not have already ordered books 2, 3, and 4… Anyway. I can’t wait to see where the rest of this series goes.

I loved the friendship Celaena had with Nehemia. I love reading about friendships, and it was cool to see the two different personalities mesh together so well. I loved this aspect of this book. The friendship is put to the test, but they are still besties by the end *kind of not a spoiler at all.*

This love triangle is perfect. First of all, I HATE love triangles. With a burning passion. I’m all for the idea of “if you fall in love with another person after you’re already ‘in love,’ just choose the second person because you’re obviously not in love with them,” but this book didn’t have that. She is introduced to both of them at the same time. So if you didn’t know, the love triangle is between Celaena, Dorian, and Chaol. Throughout the entire book I’ve been team Dorian because I think he’s perfect, but right at the end. Wow. If you’ve read this you know what I mean. Dorian has some little issues that he shouldn’t have to burden Celaena with, but he loves her so much and she loves him. Ugh oh my gosh. But Chaol is also perfect. He just has a harder outer shell to break through. He’s also more shy, and has always been in the shadows of Dorian because you know, he’s not the Crown Prince. But he’s such an awesome guy. Both Chaol and Dorian love Celaena, but Celaena doesn’t even know the half of it yet. It’s a hard life when the love triangle is so well written that you don’t even know who you like better. Right now I’m leaning towards Chaol, but I still have 5 books…

The magic in this book is super edgy and cool to read about, too. I like that it’s banned, but not completely gone. I cannot wait to see where the rest of this series goes. I’m surprised I’ve dodged all of the spoilers up until now. It’s kind of hard to believe considering I’ve heard so many people rave about this book.

PLEASE READ THIS BOOK! The fantasy aspects aren’t super difficult to pick up, so if you’re new to fantasy, try this one out. Everyone needs to read this. It’s so good it hurts me physically.