Today I'm reviewing Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas.
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Summary from Goodreads: 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 exhilirating. 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.
Review: I had this book on my shelf for entirely too long before I finally got around to reading it. I think my hesitation was that the summary alone was great, and I was concerned that the book would not live up to my expectations. However, I should not have worried. Celaena Sardothien is possibly my favorite new character that I read in 2014, and since I had to say goodbye to my other faves Jazz Dent (I Hunt Killers Trilogy) and Anne Dowling (Prep School Confidential Trilogy) it seems fair that I would find another kick ass protagonists in Celaena, Dorian, Chaol, etc. Overall, I would definitely recommend and I look forward to reading the next two books in the Throne of Glass series which are currently gathering dust on my bookshelf.