The hype is everywhere. There’s not a YA bestseller list that doesn’t seem to have at least two books with the name Sarah J. Maas next to them. I had to investigate.
And I like to start at the beginning, look at the book that began the phenomenon.
So. Then. ‘Throne of Glass’ it was.
I picked it up with two parts excitement, one part expectation, and a dusting of cynic.
Hoping for a great read.
And, phew, I got it. This is a fab book. So fab, I didn’t want to just attribute its awesomeness to world-building or characters or clever writing. Because there was something else. Something more.
Ever increasing levels of evil and excitement. Heavy-eyelids, can’t-stop-reading, catch-up-on-sleep-some-other-day kind of something more.
So after I’d read it once, I didn’t just reread it – I plotted out the entire book. What did I find?
- Exponential increase in gruesome deaths
- Story and character arcs
- Kick-ass third act.
If you don’t like spoilers, stop now… otherwise…