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ISBN13: 9781619630345
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Staff Pick

Sarah J. Maas hits a home run for young adult fantasy with the start to her debut epic series. This book has everything a fantasy reader could want: assassins, mystery, magic, battles, romance, and ancient destinies.
Recommended by Erin D., Powells.com

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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.

Review:

"Readers seeking the political intrigue of Kristen Cashore's Graceling and its sequels or the deadly competition at the heart of The Hunger Games will find both in Maas's strong debut novel....The verve and freshness of the narration make for a thrilling read." Publishers Weekly, starred review

Review:

"A teenage assassin, a rebel princess, menacing gargoyles, supernatural portals and a glass castle prove to be as thrilling as they sound....Celaena is still just a teenager trying to forge her way, giving the story timelessness. This commingling of comedy, brutality and fantasy evokes a rich alternate universe with a spitfire young woman as its brightest star." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas is a tale full of surprises and shadows, where deadly seeds are sown with the promise of more danger to come. A fascinating glimpse into the dark side of Cinderella." Colleen Houck, the NYT Bestselling author of the Tigers Curse series

Synopsis:

Read the book that Kirkus Reviews has described as "a rich alternate universe with a spitfire young woman as its brightest star." The most buzzed about, talked about, and unstoppable debut novel of the year — Sarah Maas's Throne of Glass is a phenomenon you absolutely can't miss.

About the Author

Sarah J. Maas is the New York Times bestselling author of Crown of Midnight, the sequel to Throne of Glass. Sarah, a New York native, currently lives in the California desert. Visit her online at www.sarahjmaas.com

Facebook: facebook.com/throneofglass

Twitter: @SJMaas

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dookiepookiebear, October 23, 2014 (view all comments by dookiepookiebear)
This is one of the best books I have read since harry potter. sort of a mix between GoT and Hunger games. Celaena is the perfect mix of broody and sarcastic. If you're sick of heroin's that can't take care of themselves this book is for you.
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madi.harris328, August 25, 2014 (view all comments by madi.harris328)
This book was so amazing! I couldn't put it down. I think I read it in about 12 hours. Make sure the read the short stories that come before it though (they're all like 100 pages) you don't need to to understand but they give some insight into the main character.
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Antonia13, May 1, 2014 (view all comments by Antonia13)
i started reading the book because my best friend absolutely loved it.
the book is written really good and i love the main characters. celaena has major conflicts in her life and is more of an anti-hero, but the longer the story goes on and you just have to fall in love with her, because even though she is an assassin, all she wants is to be free and be loved, what seems to be impossible. all she has ever known is death and everyone she loves seems to die. so when the prince comes to get her and offers her a deal, she sees her chance to escape after she served her five years. but things get more and more complicated she likes the people that she meets. chaol (the captain of the guard), nehemia (the princess of an other land) and dorian (the prince) become her friends and she wants to protect them.
the book tells a beautiful story about friendship, revenge, love and hatred. even though celaena is very bitter she is funny and still very open and doesn't like to kill.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781619630345
Author:
Maas, Sarah J.
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Subject:
Love & Romance
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Royalty
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Edition Description:
Young Adult Fiction
Publication Date:
20130507
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 12 up to 17

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Product details 432 pages Bloomsbury USA Childrens - English 9781619630345 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Sarah J. Maas hits a home run for young adult fantasy with the start to her debut epic series. This book has everything a fantasy reader could want: assassins, mystery, magic, battles, romance, and ancient destinies.

"Review" by , "Readers seeking the political intrigue of Kristen Cashore's Graceling and its sequels or the deadly competition at the heart of The Hunger Games will find both in Maas's strong debut novel....The verve and freshness of the narration make for a thrilling read."
"Review" by , "A teenage assassin, a rebel princess, menacing gargoyles, supernatural portals and a glass castle prove to be as thrilling as they sound....Celaena is still just a teenager trying to forge her way, giving the story timelessness. This commingling of comedy, brutality and fantasy evokes a rich alternate universe with a spitfire young woman as its brightest star."
"Review" by , "Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas is a tale full of surprises and shadows, where deadly seeds are sown with the promise of more danger to come. A fascinating glimpse into the dark side of Cinderella."
"Synopsis" by , Read the book that Kirkus Reviews has described as "a rich alternate universe with a spitfire young woman as its brightest star." The most buzzed about, talked about, and unstoppable debut novel of the year — Sarah Maas's Throne of Glass is a phenomenon you absolutely can't miss.
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