Sarah J. Maas has written many fantasy novels in the last decade. One of her first published novels was "Throne of Glass," published in August of 2012 by Bloomsbury Publishing. "Throne of Glass" is the first installment of a seven-book series. On Goodreads, the novel has over 50,000 reviews and 752,486 ratings, totaling a rating of 4.18 stars.
Of the 752,486 ratings, almost half of the ratings were with five stars, and less than a third rated it with 4 stars. Some of the things people mentioned in the reviews that they loved were the character development, as well as the storyline.
"Throne of Glass" is about an 18-year-old female assassin named Celaena Sardothien and her journey to becoming the Champion of a violent and evil King. After Celaena was captured, she was sent to a mining camp prison where people rarely survived a few months: Celaena survived a year, after which she is chosen by Crown Prince Dorian as his candidate to be the king’s champion.
She has to compete against twenty-three other people composed of killers, thieves and soldiers. It is not long into the competition that people start dying mysterious and violent deaths. Celaena has to find out who the person is behind the killings before she is the one who ends up dead. With the help of the Dorian and the Captain of the Guard, she finds a way to survive and win the competition and her freedom.
Sarah J. Maas is a fantasy writer and she has written a few other popular series in the last ten years, which include "A Court of Thorns and Roses" and her newest series, "Crescent City." Maas was rated #1 in the New York Times and the USA Today.
The next installment in the "Throne of Glass" series is "Crown of Midnight."