A review by rae_bookmarkchronicles
Throne of Glass, by Sarah J. Maas

medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

2.0

I didn't care about a lot of what was happening in this. The reason that I didn't rate this lower is because I think that the concept is actually decent but execution wasn't great. A tournament of champions but the competitors are being killed off one by one.....sounds intriguing right? WRONG!

Unnecessary love triangle gets in the way. Dorian is a creep. 
Spoiler The fact that he kept entering Calaena's room without knocking or seeking permission is weird - being a prince doesn't make it okay - 
I probably could have like Chaol if it weren't for the love triangle which doesn't make a ton of sense since people are dying left and right and Calaena is trying to figure out wtf is going on.

The only character that I actually like is Nehemia - the only person of color in sight - 
Spoiler who I've heard dies in the next book [eye roll] 
 

Also, kind of disappointing that this is my first time reading a book about an assassin and she didn't assassinate anyone

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