Release Date: August 2, 2012
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Meet Celaena Sardothien.
Beautiful. Deadly. Destined for greatness.
In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteen-year-old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal mistake: she got caught.
Young Captain Westfall offers her a deal: her freedom in return for one huge sacrifice. Celaena must represent the prince in a to-the-death tournament—fighting the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land. Live or die, Celaena will be free. Win or lose, she is about to discover her true destiny. But will her assassin’s heart be melted?
Throne of Glass was one of the most exciting and breath-taking books I've read this year. Action, romance, mystery and a deadly assassin, what could go wrong? Sarah J. Maas is an author to watch out for!
At eighteen years old, Celaena Sardothien is Endovier's most deadly assassin. Trained since the age of eight, Celaena is supposed to be ready for anything, but after making a fatal mistake she is caught and sent to the filthy salt mines of Endovier until she rots. But then Young Captain Westfall unexpectedly turns up and offers her a deal: her freedom in return for her to represent the prince in a dangerous tournament, fighting only the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land. Celaena can almost taste freedom, but will her assassin's heart be melted before she can win?
When I first saw that this book was about assassins I knew that I'd immediately enjoy it and, guess what, I did! I requested it thinking that it'd be a dark and gruesome tale with slight aspects of romance. I didn't expect the book to have humor, but seriously, who would? Look at the cover! Deadly assassin alert!!
I enjoyed Celaena's character very much. Her feisty, protective and strong nature made it extremely hard not to like her. She's a girl who has grown up with not much of a childhood, all her life she has been trained to kill and fight. Every time I heard another part of her story my heart ached. Celaena was a brilliant character and well, very entertaining. Her sarcasm and micky-taking will make you laugh out loud!
I loved every moment of this book, especially the romance. I don't want to say anymore because I want the romance to be a complete surprise when you read it. But what I can tell you is that it's completely unexpected and entertaining.
Overall, Throne of Glass is the perfect read if you want a gripping adventure with plenty of action and mystery. I'm definitely looking forward to reading more of Sarah J. Maas' works and I can't wait to see what she's got in-store for the sequel!
- A big thanks to Bloomsbury Publishing for providing me with a review copy!