Hi, I'm Glenna. I think we're all on this site because we enjoy reading. I'm very into YA, dystopian, paranormal, fantasy and most recently, fairy-tale adaptions. I get attached to fictional characters and pretty covers.
I really REALLY loved this one. Celaena is one badass protagonist. I'm still not a huge fan of the whole love triangle aspect that is popular with YA books, but Throne of Glass covered it elegantly.
And though it was a very small section of the novel, I really appreciated the fact that they covered Celaena's loss and gain of menstruating. I have noticed that when there are "strong female characters" in books they are often interchangeable with men and that's what makes them strong. Since Sarah J. Maas included the fact that yes, Celaena has a menstrual cycle, and yes, she also wears dresses and enjoys it it doesn't make her any less powerful or threatening than any other assassin in the novel.
My one issue was with the magic, it seemed a little sloppily done, but it was the first of a series and I'm thinking that it will go more into depth as it continues.