Why I Worship The Throne of Glass Series

Title: Throne of Glass (#4 Throne of Glass series)
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Pages: 656 pages
Published: September 1st, 2015 
Genre: Fantasy YA 
Source: Pre-order from Barnes & Noble
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Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she's as last returned to the empire- for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past... 

She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die just to see her again. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen's triumphant return. 

Celaena's epic journey has captured the hearts and imaginations of millions across the globe. This fourth volume will hold readers rapt as Celaena's story builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world. 

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Before I go rambling off on how amazing this series is, let me just say that this is my favorite series of all time. Does that give it some credit? I've been following the Throne of Glass series since the first book and the characters are my best friends. I don't know where I would be without this series as of now since it's changed the way I read books and what type of books I read.

If you didn't know (which you really should, like c'mon), the Throne of Glass series follows Celaena Sardothien, the world's greatest assassin, and it starts off with her being trapped in a jail in a place called Endovier. Supposedly this place is wretched and people are forced to work until they are dead tired so no one really survives for more than a few months. Then the King holds this competition to find a champion and the victor will be able to serve him for four years and gain their freedom. Prince Dorian hears of Celaena and with his Captain of the Guard, Chaol Westfall (LOVE LOVE LOVE), they go to Endovier to retrieve Celaena to represent them in the competition. Romance, betrayal, angst, violence, and smexiness ensues and the story evolves into something else entirely different from this plot by the end of the fourth book...

To keep it short and simple I'm going to tell you why I love this series and if you've read it, you can relate and if you haven't, you will be convinced into reading it! 

WHY I WORSHIP THIS SERIES

  • A various buffet of book boyfriends. Are you a picker and a chooser? Not a nose picker, a picker. As in in every book you're picky about which of the men to let in your list of book boyfriends. It can be hard sometimes but this book makes it so easy to accept all the swoon-worthy guys. There's a lot of kissing, some shirt-off action, ballroom dancing (the most classy of all), oh and we can't forget the best part.... But yeah if you're worried about annoying male characters, you've got nothing to worry about here! 
  • Celaena Sardothien is the snarkiest, kick-butt heroine, attitude-bringing, headache-inducing kind of character. She's a girl that loves her daggers and swords if you know what I mean. She has that kind of hottness to her where she can wield a dagger and guys like that! She's a character that you won't instantly like but you'll come to love her so much in the fourth book like right now she's my role model. One of the greatest things about Sarah J Maas' books is her character development and her ability to create change in her characters that merge in all the books of the series. 
  • The magic is on point. One of the things I'm super nit-picky about in fantasy books is the creativity and imagination the author brings into his/her world. Let me just say that Sarah J. Maas definitely has a mind that wanders off because her worlds and magic are built purely off of her own thoughts and they are things I've never heard of before. She kind of does a twist on the runes from TMI but they're called Wyrdmarks and when drawn on the surface of your skin with something like blood, they can wield amazing power. Just like the runes, each Wyrdmark casts a different spell. I loved the presence of evil magic, shapeshifters, and wyverns (these cool dragon-like creatures that are claimed by the witches). 
  • Maas' novel A Court of Thorns made a hit to the shelves as her YA leaning towards NA retelling of beauty and the beast. I especially love this series because although it's in a very loose genre, it's a mature book with sexual tension, a lot of things that you have to use critical thinking to understand, and language that is not very modern but more sophisticated than how we talk these days. There's no more 'Oh my god' and shortened acronyms for longer phrases. It makes you just feel like an adult when you're reading it. 
  • Plot twists are insane. Her book is righteously associated with the feels, and I think that's because she has this maze in her head and in every chapter she takes a new turn and it leads somewhere incredibly unknown. Her plots and endings aren't an easy thing to predict. I know some of you like to sit there with your head in your butt thinking about what's going to happen in the end. But for this book, you're going to need to sit down and think real hard because you probably won't get it. I love how dramatic her plot twists and betrayals are that it kind of makes it hard not to fall in love with her all over again even though she devastates the entire story from what you thought was going to happen. 
  • Lastly, Sarah J Maas' writing is one of a kind. Any Throne of Glass reader can tell you that if you gave them a blank sheet of a page in one of the Throne of Glass books, they would probably know it was Sarah J Maas without you telling them. Her writing is incredibly filled with imagery, descriptive detail that it's so easy to imagine the settings around you as if you were the narrator. I've never been able to do this so easily with a book but you're able to surround yourself with images and moving characters in your head. She integrates the setting and time period into the way these characters speak giving them more life. 
Courtesty of this wonderful artist. I love looking through Throne of Glass fanart and this is one of my favorites! 


FANGIRL WITH ME GUYS!! 



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15 comments

  1. YASSSS!! I LOVE THIS SERIES SOOO MUCH AND I AGREE WITH ALL YOUR REASONS WHY!! I still haven't finished Queen of Shadows, but I'm about half way through it ohmygod...... Ugh I want the whole series to be out now.

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    1. I agree. I'm just so curious as to how she plans on ending this amazing series.

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  2. I AM READING THIS FOURTH BOOK RIGHT NOW AND EVEN THOUGH MY SHIP HAS SUNK I'M STILL NOT GIVING UP ON THIS AMAZING BOOK BECAUSE THE WORLD IS TOO AMAZING!! I can also accept Rowan. I really can. Ailin is just so kickbutt and I'm really getting intrigued by the Manon story more and more as the days go by...

    -M
    The Life of Little Me

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    1. I love Chaol. Like if I had to marry someone right now, it would be him. But... I do accept that he's better than Rowan, somehow in my crazy mind. Maybe Chaol is just right for me :D :D HAHA

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  3. This post <3 <3 <3 I LOVE IT!!! YES TO EVERYTHING YOU HAVE SAID. I adore this series and can't get enough of it. Queen of Shadows totally went where I didn't want it to, but I still ended up loving it. MAAS NEVER DISAPPOINTS ME!!! I NEED THE NEXT BOOK ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE NEXT COVER AND TITLE REVEAL!

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  4. I've only read the first book, but I am absolutely looking forward to reading the rest of the series! There's nothing like an epic fantasy book! I've heard of the plot twists, and though I'm afraid, I'm way too intrigued to stop reading them! Loved this post! :D

    ~Erika @ Books, Stars, Writing. And Everything In Between.

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    1. Yes. I'm going to be stalking your site for ur reviews of thoughts on them :D I love hearing what others have to say!

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  5. I still have to read HOF and QOS but I agree with you so much! And omg the fanart! It is just so so adorable!

    HannahCassie @ http://psilovethatbook.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I wish I could draw my own fanart haha but I just don't have drawing skillz :P

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  6. Yes, yes, and YES! I love everything about this series and Sarah J. Maas. <3 Her character and plot development is fantastic, her grasp on the world she's created is masterful, and there are so many fictional boyfriends to choose from!

    I met Sarah on her QUEEN OF SHADOWS tour last week (I posted about it, if you're interested: http://kaitlinbartlett.blogspot.com/2015/09/meeting-sarah-j-maas-and-why-youll-want.html) and she's so friendly and fun! <3 And QUEEN OF SHADOWS is my favorite book so far...it was epic!

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    1. Thanks! I'll definitely check it out YAY! YES she is so awesome and nice in person it's amazing how a person could be so cool :3

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  7. YES YES YES! I read this book as soon as I got my hands on it and have my review scheduled for next week. It was crazy good! I love how I have been swooning over the various men and I love the plot twists. I can't believe how many things Sarah J Maas has been able to weave together.


    Emily @ Follow the Yellow Book Road

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  8. I just bought the whole series because I've been seeing it on the bookstore and the book cover fascinates me. This is my type of story tbvh. I'm still at the first book but I'm loving the character of Princess Nehemia already. <3 Of course, Calaena is still my favorite. She's so amazing and I wanted to be her so bad.

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