Kingdom of Ash is coming TOMORROW, and I am not prepared. The final book in Sarah J. Maas’s Throne of Glass series, KoA is surely going to break my bookish soul. In anticipation of KoA, I’m going to be kickstarting a new series on Fangirl Fury, ToG style. Today I’ll be sharing book recommendations based off ToG characters. I would love to continue sharing recommendations based on characters in my favorite books and TV shows.
I’ve chosen 8 ToG characters to share recs for because we’d be here for a longggggg time if I even did recs based off all the main characters, let alone every character in the series. Long live this 992 page finale.
Celaena Sardothein- Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
While I find Colleen Hoover’s more recent novels problematic, Celaena would love Ugly Love, especially since our beloved assassin loves a smutty romance or two. Ugly Love features a lot of intimate scenes and was a book I couldn’t put down.
Dorian Havilliard – Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu
I feel like Dorian and teenage Bruce Wayne could be best friends, and it wouldn’t be just because of their style and wealth. Similar to how you don’t have to be the biggest high fantasy fan to read Throne of Glass, you don’t have to know everything about Batman or DC to read Marie Lu’s take on Bruce Wayne. Batman: Nightwalker is filled with fantastic world-building and characters.
Chaol Westfall- Scythe by Neal Shusterman
Just like how Chaol Westfall is one of my favorite characters, Neal Shusterman’s Scythe is one of my favorite books. Chaol is definitely someone who’s life has been affected by politics and has had to question his morals again and again. Politics and morality are definitely two big themes in Neal Shusterman’s Arc of a Scythe trilogy, set in a world with no natural death, no disease, no disaster, etc. In order to control population growth, scythes are responsible for ending lives, including teenage apprentices Citra and Rowan.
Manon Blackbeak – Vicious by V.E. Schwab
Do I even need to explain why I think of Vicious when I think of Manon Blackbeak? It’s pretty safe to say Manon is a pretty vicious person herself. Like Manon, Vicious is filled with complex, and at times, violent characters set in a high stakes environment. I think Manon would be pretty intrigued by Victor Vale and would so find a way to take Eli Ever down.
Lysandra – Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart
Lysandra really embodies both sisters in Tracy Banghart’s Grace and Fury. On the outside, Lysandra can look like an innocent, stylish woman, but on the inside and even on the outside, she is a strong women filled with vengeance and power. Grace and Fury incorporates these elements, following two sisters who must fight for survival in two very different settings. Nomi unwillingly serves as one of the heir’s Graces, expected to be the shining example of the perfect woman. Meanwhile, Nomi’s sister, Grace, is subject to life imprisoned on an island full of gore and politics.
Aedion Ashryver- Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin
Ryan Graudin’s has all the elements that I think Aedion would enjoy: politics, history, action, a high-stakes plot, and yes, a little bit of romance. This book following an alternate ending to World War II where the Axis powers win.
Aelin Ashryver Galathynius- Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
Much like Aelin, Mia in Jay Kristoff’s Nevernight is also a female assassin and overall badass. My roommate believes that Aelin and Mia would be best friends or worst enemies. If you enjoy Throne of Glass and want to explore high fantasy, Nevernight would a good choice.
Rowan Whitehorn-Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
Okay, even I admit that this is the one book recommendation that is a bit ridiculous. In various interviews and discussions, Sarah says that if Rowan lived in our world, he probably wouldn’t leave nature (unless Aelin made him accompany her on a shopping trip). When I think of Rowan, I think of the forest, which led me to Gary Paulsen’s Hatchet, which I read in the 5th grade. This book follows a young boy who is stranded alone in the Canadian wilderness.
Are you a Throne of Glass fan? What books remind you of the ToG cast? Share in the comments below!