Reader Recommends #7: Throne of Glass

Reader Recommends is a fun meme created here at Ramblings on Readings where we recommend 3-5 books (or more!) based on certain given topics. This is a great way to see what other readers are enjoying in your favorite genres, or maybe find a new favorite series!
Every Thursday, I’ll be posting the current Reader Recommends, along with the topic for the next edition. Choose up to five books or series you would recommend based on the topic or genre. If you haven’t read the topic, you can post books you are interested in reading based on the topic. I will usually post 1-2 books I’m interested in reading in the future in that genre/topic. You’ll find next week’s topic at the bottom of this post.

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Reader Recommends

This week’s topic is: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

It’s easily one of the most popular YA Fantasy series out there right now. What books do you think rival Calaena’s epic, fantastical adventure, filled with danger, romance, magic, and action?


Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

Mistborn is basically a heist story, set in a fantasy world in the ballpark of Lord of the Rings (or Throne of Glass). It has a main character who undergoes a magnificent transformation, a fascinating magic system, extremely likable characters, a touch of romance, and horrifying yet cleverly wrought villains. I would recommend this to anyone.


Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

Yelena goes from ‘about to be executed’ to the king’s official food taster. She learns (from her shady mentor Valek) how to perceive every kind of poison. She soon discovers magic powers that she has no control over, and the politics of the land are less than peaceful. This one has a very dark back story, so I don’t recommend it for younger teens.


Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Alina discovers she has magic that is unlike anyone else in the kingdom, and she is quickly whisked away to the strongest magic user’s residence, to keep her safe and to teach her. Oh so they tell her. This one has great world building, and a surprisingly interesting love triangle.


The Falconer by Elizabeth May

Faerie Hunters. Steampunk. Evil Faeries. A swoon worthy faerie that pretends to be indifferent to the heroine for as long as he can stand. I really enjoyed this one.


Sabriel by Garth Nix

This is one of my all time favorites. Sabriel is an awesome heroine who can control the gateways to death, thus being able to manipulate dead things themselves. Lots of really fun fantasy elements here, along with all the creepy stuff that goes along with necromancy. Some good romance and character development as well.

Books I want to read that are similar to Throne of Glass:


Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta

This one has been on my to-read list for forever. I’ve already read some of Marchetta’s contemporary stuff, so I’m sure I’ll love this one.


The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima

This is one of those books that I feel like everyone has read, but I literally NEVER hear about it. Ever. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a blog I follow review one of these books. Maybe I’m just not paying attention? I still really want to read it.


Shadowfell by Juliet Marillier

I have had this book in my hands at the bookstore, ready to buy it, but I always put it back. Anyone out there love this series and think I MUST get it?

I could go on and on about all the fantasy books with strong main characters that I want to read; I have so many on my to-read list. What Throne of Glass look alikes are on your list of favorites?

Next Week’s Topic: Steampunk

Victorian Clothing, dirigibles, steam powered everything, gears, goggles, automatons…you know the drill. What Steampunk books should every reader have on their shelves?


  1. Louisa says:

    Oh, I agree with Poison Study and Shadow and Bone! And I hope that you enjoy Shadowfell! It was one of my most favourite books I’ve ever read! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!
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