So here it is.  My Throne of Glass review…  

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.

VERDICT:  And so the story of Celaena Sardothien begins in the book Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas.  I picked up this book when I was roaming the aisles of Barnes and Noble – one of my favorite activities.  I especially love to do this when my kids are at school, and I can take my time, sit down with books and read the back or even the first chapter sometimes…  Yes…I’m the one who plops down in the middle of an aisle with a book so I can skim the first few chapters not even aware when people are trying to get past me.  What a bugger!  And always, without fail, I come home with way too many books.  This book was on the shelf of New Fiction for “Young Adults.”  Well…I sort of consider myself a young adult.  I mean, I don’t get carded anymore at the bar, but in my own mind, I am a young, or maybe at least a “youngish” adult!

I read the back of this book, and the summary reminded me of a Hunger Games Trilogy type novel.  When I discovered there were several in the series (5 at the time I’m writing this), I decided to take a chance on it.  I already had too many books in my pile, so I downloaded it onto my Kindle Paperwhite  Great decision if you love the books similar to Hunger Games or the Divergent Series.  I liked the main characters right from the start, and could very easily picture this being made into a movie.  I read the book pretty quickly, and the end left me wanting to buy the next book in the series called Crown of Midnight.  There is just enough of a love-story mixed with fighting and magic to keep me entertained.  Not too much of anything – just a good mix of everything.  On Goodreads, I will give this books 4 out of 5 stars!  Can’t wait to hear what you think of it.  I’ll let you know what I think about the second novel once it makes it to the top of my pile!  Until next time…