Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas


I’m a lucky person to be surrounded by family and friends that are readers. The only problem? A lot of people suggest books for me to read. And I listen. I really do! I’ll add the titles to GoodReads and if I see a sale or if I need to check out an e-book from the library, I’ll keep those titles in mind.

One such tiThroneofGlasstle was Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. I bought a copy of it several months ago and recently gave it a try. AND LOVED IT.

Caleana is an 18-year-old assassin serving time in a hard labor camp, until the royal prince offers her a deal she can’t refuse. If she can win a dangerous competition to be the King’s Champion, she can also (eventually) win her freedom.

As Caleana trains with the captain, the lines between enemies and allies start to blur. Caleana wants her freedom, but can she serve a king that slaughtered her own people?

I was drawn in by the strength and vulnerability of Caleana and I stayed for the hint of romance in this well-crafted fantasy. In a nutshell? It’s The Hunger Games meets The Thief (Megan Whalen Turner) and is guaranteed to keep you up too late.

While I was reading it, I kept telling my friends how much I was enjoying it–and that I couldn’t remember who had suggested it! Finally, I made the right connection, and could tell Erica O’Rourke that she was right. It was amazing! Thanks, Erica. Keep the suggestions coming!

What was the last great book that someone suggested you should read?


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