I knew I loved Celaena the minute I started reading. The style and attitude that she faces her challenges is so fitting to her character and the world she lives in, and it's better than most books that I've read. It was funny to have her think so highly of her self, it definitely brings a lot of humour into the story. It was cute for her to be one of the best assassins, yet have her love dresses and 'girly things', its something you wouldn't expect of a person who works in that 'career'.
It was clever to have a bit of a mystery in the story, with the champions being murdered and such. It was kinda obvious who the person behind the attacks was, and I guessed it easily the first attack happened. What I didn't understand was why Celaena didn't tell anyone that he was using magic, it would of been a certain win, which she otherwise wouldn't of gotten. I guess she didn't want to upset her pride.
The romance wasn't that important in the story, as a matter of fact, it was just another layer added on top of the main story. This book was different to most ones that I read where the main characters partner is obvious, as I couldn't see who Celaena would end up with, and I'm still uncertain. I was definitely Team Chaol, and was kinda sad that we didn't see much of him, but it was clear he liked Celaena, and did much more for her than Dorian.
Overall, Throne of Glass was a tremendous book, and I just cannot wait to read the next one.
-It was great that it wasn't obvious who Celaena would fall in love with. But I thought that Chaol was better, he seemed much nicer.