Books like Throne of Glass
The Throne of Glass-series is one of the best young adult fantasy-series out there today. At least in my opinion. The 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is a special, different and interesting heroine. A lot of adventure, romance and magic makes a perfect story. All books of the Throne of Glass-Series on Amazon.
Here we present some more or less similar recommendations for Throne of Glass-fans. All have adventure and some romance. Sometimes there is magic. All have a strong female lead.
Without further ado, this are the “Books like Throne of Glass”:
Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
The heroine in “The Girl of Fire and Thorns” is chosen for greatness. This happens once a century and this times it is Elise – the younger one of two princesses. She hasn´t done anything remarkable so far and doesn´t think she ever will be. Now at the age of sixteen she has become the “secret” wife af a handsome king with a country in turmoil. The king need Elise not to be a failure. He needs her to be the chosen one.
This intense trilogy is full of adventure, sorcery, heartbreak, and power. Definitely a strong recommendation.
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
The best-selling Graceling tells the story of Katsa. A smart, beautiful, strong, but although vulnerable teenager. In her world selected people get a special talent. The possibilities range from dancing to swimming, but Katsa gets the talent of killing.
Katsa is the niece of the king and has to use her extreme skills to be his thug. Graceling is a thrilling and action-packed fantasy adventure with a good chunk of romance, too.
Grave Mercy: His Fair Assassin by Robin LaFevers
The heroine in this series is Ismae. She escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage. In the convent of St. Mortain she learns of her dangerous gift and violent destiny. She must destroy the lives of other to claim her new life herself. But can she do that to the man who has stolen her heart?
The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows
The Indigo Kingdom has inavaded and conquered the homeland of Princess Wilhelmina. At the time she was a child and escaped. Now Wil and other noble children are ready to take the throne back. Will infiltrates together with her best friend – Melanie – the palace of the Indigo Kingdom. The plan is to gather crucial information to succeed in taking back their country.
Magic has been illegal for over a century, but the princess has the ability to wield magic and could use it to save her kingdom. But besides being forbidden, magic although creates wraith, and the deadly stuff is moving closer and destroying the land.
The Orphan Queen is an epic fantasy filled with adventure, intrigue and romance.
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
The world is divided by blood. The silver-blooded elite has superhuman abilities and lives the good life. The common folk has red blood and has to work hard to come by. Seventeen-year-oldMare Barrow is a Red and a thief. Fate brings her to the Silver court and there she discovers her special powers. She is a red-blooded human with powerful abilities.
The king wants to cover up this impossibility. So Mare has to play a silver princess and is betrothed to one of princes. She uses her new position and power to help a growing Red rebellion – the Scarlet Guard.
Midnight Thief by Livia Blackburne
Kyra has learned to stretch a coin and when that’s not enough, she can count on her uncanny ability to scale walls and bypass guards helps her take what she needs.
But when the leader of the Assassins Guild offers Kyra a lucrative job, she hesitates. She knows how to get by on her own, and she’s not sure she wants to play by his rules. But he is persistent-and darkly attractive-and Kyra can’t quite resist his pull.
Tristam of Brancel is a young Palace knight on a mission. His best friend has been brutally murdered by the Demon Riders. Tristam vows to take them down. His efforts are thwarted by a talented thief, one who sneaks past Palace defenses with uncanny ease.
When a fateful raid throws Kyra and Tristam together, the two enemies realize that their best chance at survival-and vengeance-might be to join forces. And as their loyalties are tested to the breaking point, they learn a startling secret about Kyra’s past that threatens to reshape both their lives.
The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
Seventeen-year-old Kestrel is the daughter of a general and enjoys an extravagant and privileged life. Arin has nothing but the clothes on his back. Kestrel binds him with impulsive decision to her. They shouldn’t but can’t to fall in love with each other.
In order to be together, they must betray their people … but to be loyal to their country, they must betray each other.
The Winner’s Curse is a story of rebellion, duels, ballroom dances, wicked rumors, dirty secrets, and games where everything is at stake, and the gamble is whether you will keep your head or lose your heart.
Young Elites by Marie Lu
The deadly illness blood fever swept a decade ago through the nation – Adelina Amouteru survived. Many of the surviving children have strange markings. Adelina’s hair is now silver, her lashes went pale, and in place of her left eye is now a jagged scar. Her cruel father thinks she is an abomination – a malfetto, who is ruining the family’s reputation and fortune.
But their are rumors about fever survivors with more than just scars. It’s believed that they have mysterious and powerful gifts. Their identities are secret, but they are called the “Young Elites”. Teren Santoro works for the king – his order is to seek out the Young Elites and to destroy them.
Enzo Valenciano is as memeber of a secret sect of Young Elites – the Sagger Society. They try to find others like them before the Inquisition Axis can. When they find Adelina, they discover someone with powers like they’ve never seen.
The lives of these three will collide in unexpected ways, as each fights a very different and personal battle. But of one thing they are all certain: Adelina has abilities that shouldn’t belong in this world. A vengeful blackness in her heart. And a desire to destroy all who dare to cross her.
Poison Study (Study, Book 1) by Maria V. Snyder
Yelena is about to be executed for murder. She can’t refuse the offer for an extraordinary reprieve. Yelena will be a food taster in the palace. She’ll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia.
The chief of security doesn’t take any chance and feeds her the poison Butterfly’s Dusté. She has to take every day an antidote to delay an agonizing death from the poison.
Can Yelena escape her new dilemma? New obstacles come into her way – Rebels want to seize Ixia and Yelena develops magical powers she can’t control.
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
Last but not least the second big series from Sarah J. Maas: A Court of Thorns and Roses. It tells the story of nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre. After she kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Feyre is dragged to treacherous magical land. She has only heard from it in legends. Next Feyre discovers her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin. This are lethal and immortal faeries. They once ruled their world.
As Feyre is hold on his estate her feelings for tamlin change from icy hostility into a fiery passion. The warnings about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae can’t hold back her feelings. At the same time an ancient and wicked shadow grows over faerie lands. Feyre must find a way to stop it. Otherwise Tamlin and his world are doomed forever.
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