I’ve read many books in my fifteen years of living.
Maybe too many books.
Yet no book, or, rather, series hit me directly in my heart than the Throne of Glass series.
The characters in the book were well-rounded and had their own flaws, much like a regular human. But no character really vibed with me except for the protagnist Aelin.
She is fiery and iron-clad on the outside, but, on the inside, she is emotional and longing for love. She is the lonely wolf in a clan, and trusts no one except for herself. She is beautiful and deadly, warm and cold, angry and happy.
Her journey from a self-centered assassin to a loyal and trusting queen is one of the ages. The journey of the supporting characters also hit me in the throat, from the likes of Dorian and Manon to Fenrys and Rowan.
But, I confess, what I especially loved about this series was Aelin’s determination and ability to make the best out of even the worst situations. Her friends were always there to catch her and guard her back no matter what. And even when things seemed especially bleak, her friends still held the wall.
I suppose the series fills a hole within my heart that longs for love and friends that Aelin has. And a hole that wishes I could be in a fantastical world where I was the protagonist, not merely a stranger passing by in life.
Not to mention, Sarah J. Maas’s beautiful prose crafts the book into a heartbreaking story of the ages that anyone can empathize with.
Anyways, I suggest this series to anyone to read.
I cried during this series, and I don’t easily cry while reading novels/series. That’s how much this series took me on a roller coaster.
Read the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas. You won’t regret it.
Lots of love,