Author: Sarah J. Maas
Genre(s): YA, High Fantasy,
Publication Date: August 2, 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children's
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My rating: 4.5/5 stars!
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 three 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.
OH MY...MY HEART JUST DIED.
THE FEELS GUYS! THE FEELS!...
I waited for the right time to read this book. And receiving the follow-up books to Throne of Glass last December seemed like a sign. So I picked this one with great anticipation to read. With all the hypes this series got and is still getting, I can't prevent myself from being hesitant to dive into the story. But my excitement overshadowed my anxiety.
Celeana is so full of surprises! She's like fire and ice and rage. She's like the night and the storm in the heart of the sun...Oops! Not the Doctor sweetie, I'm referring to our very kick-ass heroine- Celeana Sardothein. No camparison there between the Doctor and Celeana. That phrase perfectly fits her though. SO MUCH. She's like the epitome of death when she's in total rage- beautiful yet deadly.