“We lose ourselves in books, we find ourselves there too."

So, ACOTAR done, and onto Throne of Glass.

It was recommended to me to start with this book despite the fact it is the last in the series. So I did…

Meet Celaena Sardothien. She is the most feared assassin in the kingdom and she works for the Assassins Guild and its ruthless leader, Arobynn Hamel.

“Life isn’t easy, no matter where you are. You’ll make choices you think are right, and then suffer for them.”

When Celaena gets sent on various missions which sends her far and wide, she finds that she isn’t so great at following rules and prefers to make her own rules!

“This girl wasn’t like wildfire—she was wildfire. Deadly and uncontrollable. And slightly out of her wits.”

Along the way she makes friends and countless enemies but she does all this with her best friend, Sam, by her side. Together they are invincible. And maybe friendship isn’t the only thing she’s considering…

“If you can learn to endure pain, you can survive anything. Some people learn to embrace it- to love it. Some endure it through drowning it in sorrow, or by making themselves forget. Others turn it into anger.”

But no-one defies Arobynn, not without consequence and Celaena isn’t the only one at risk. They will have to risk it all if they hope to escape Arobynn’s clutches—and if they fail, they’ll lose not just a chance at freedom, but their lives . . .

“She was fire, she was darkness, she was dust and blood and shadow.”

This is a collection of 5 novellas which take us through the paces of this deadly world. I loved getting to learn more about who she was in her younger years, and the different events that played major roles in forming her character. They are all woven together so well that this feels like a book in its own right. I loved this and even though my heart still hurts I don’t feel sorry for reading it. It essentially is a prequel and sets the scene for the rest of the throne of glass series. Although it is supposed to be read at the end of the series, I actually would strongly recommend reading it before the rest of the throne of glass series. It gives you the background to Celeana and honestly, if I hadn’t read it before then the rest of the series would have made a lot less sense.


“The girl who’d taken on a Pirate Lord and his entire island, the girl who’d stolen Asterion horses and raced along the beach in the Red Desert, the girl who’d sat on her own rooftop, watching the sun rise over Avery, the girl who’d felt alive with possibility…that girl was gone.”

Throne of Glass is next on the list so pay attention for that review!

Until next time,

Keep reading,

D x

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