Throne of Glass – Sarah J Maas (ReRead)

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

While I still enjoyed this book, I definitely noticed more flaws during my reread than I had initially picked up on. The author started writing this story when she was in high school and college. The writing itself isn’t very strong in the first book and there are moments when you’re reading that it sounds like the text hasn’t been edited since the initial draft in high school. That’s not to say that it is poor writing, it’s not, but it definitely feels more juvenile in quality than her more recent works.

I also was more cognizant of Celaena’s personality during this reread. It was SJM’s use of dialogue words that stood out to me the most. Celaena’s personality came across as much more petulant, frivolous and angry than I originally realized. Most of the time her responses were described as snapping, yelling, shouting, etc. I decided to listen to the audiobook for this reread, which compounded the problem because the narrator made Celaena sound annoyed/angry all the time (even if she was saying thank you or giving a compliment.)

I’m still a fan of the world-building in this novel and always want to see more of it. Having read the series before, I also notice subtle nods and hints to things that happen later in the book. It is nice to be in the know and realize how SJM laid the foundation for future events.

You can read my original review here.

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5 responses to “Throne of Glass – Sarah J Maas (ReRead)”

  1. Plot Monster Avatar

    I really have to start reading books by this author. I keep seeing great reviews for her books.

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    1. kyera Avatar

      I love both her series, but I think I like A Court of Thorns and Roses a little bit more than Throne of Glass – either way I highly recommend them and I hope you enjoy them whenever you get a chance to read them!

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      1. Plot Monster Avatar

        I actually have A Court of Wings and Ruin that I was about to start and then I realized there were 2 before it. Glad I didn’t start it first. 😁


      2. kyera Avatar

        Oh gosh, yeah that would have been confusing and spoilery!

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    […] I decided that I wanted to re-read the series before I tackled Tower of Dawn since it has been so long since I inhabited that world. You can read my review here. […]


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