The Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J. Maas


I first came across this series because I was researching Sarah J. Maas’ other series – A Court of Thorns and Roses, because I was in dire need of a fairy tale retelling. But that’s another blog entry. I did read that her inspiration for this book, though, was a scene in Disney’s Cinderella.

I really enjoyed the first book, Throne of Glass. The premise was very Hunger Games-y. I’ve seen it described as Hunger Games-meets-Game of Thrones, but you don’t really get too much into that until book 3 and 4. It’s entertaining. It has Fae, magic, witches, dragons, assassins, fight-to-the-death competitions, and barriers between worlds. When you’re reading, you can tell the author was influenced heavily by other authors and media sources, and it’s kind of fun to pick out where the influence is (I was able to spot blatant swipes from Neil Gaiman and the film Ever After). It was an easy, fun read. I made it through it in two days. Continue reading