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Comparing Covers #22: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

by Aleen @ Lampshade Reader

Welcome to Comparing Covers where I will showcase a book title that has multiple covers; from first editions, re-releases, and international releases.

Y’all I see this book everywhere and I was totally drawn to the cover. I’m a sucker for female assassins and even though there are mixed reviews, I still want to give it a try. Naturally, when I saw the cover, I was curious if there were other versions. And YES! there is…


This one is a hard one for me to choose, but I’m partial to the US-2 version, just because it looks more bad-ass.



After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.

Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king’s council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she’ll serve the kingdom for four years and then be granted her freedom. Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilarating. But she’s bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her … but it’s the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.

Then one of the other contestants turns up dead … quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.


Throne of Glass

International Editions

Throne of Glass International



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Which cover did you vote for and why?

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Female assassins are pretty awesome. I like both the US-2 and US-3 covers, but I picked the German one as my favorite. Not sure why but it just appeals to me, maybe she looks older or more adult to me in that one? I like the Dutch one too, just a little less.

Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

I’m definitely a fan of the US-2 and US-3 versions. I’ve never liked the original cover (US-1). There is *nothing* about it that says Celaena Sardothien.

Kristin (Book Sniffers Anonymous)

I love covers for this series but I’m definitely a fan of the illustrated versions. She looks more badass and it’s not something you can recreate in a photoshoot without it looking cheesy.

Geybie's Book Blog

I’m not a cover junkie but I do love gorgeous covers. I love the US 3 version. The white color is gorgeous and I don’t know, I just love the combination of the colors.

Awesome topic. ❀️

Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog

I agree with you – I like the US 2 version. Definitely bad ass!

Angie @ Ba_BAMB

I have not yet read this series, either. I thought I was the only one. πŸ˜‰

I like US-3. It’s very badass!

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