In a land without magic, where the king rules with an iron hand, an assassin is summoned to the castle. She comes not to kill the king, but to win her freedom. If she defeats twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition, she is released from prison to serve as the king’s champion. Her name is Celaena Sardothien.
The Crown Prince will provoke her. The Captain of the Guard will protect her. But something evil dwells in the castle of glass–and it’s there to kill. When her competitors start dying one by one, Celaena’s fight for freedom becomes a fight for survival, and a desperate quest to root out the evil before it destroys her world. (taken from goodreads.com)
I was sucked in as soon as I opened this book. I had high expectations because I’ve seen a lot of reviews about this book and they stayed high as I started to read.
My New Best Friend
I’m going to say Celeana since she’s so awesome. But I loved Nehemia as well. Both characters were strong and fantastic female characters, which I loved. I’d choose either of them for a best friend. I’d actually choose any (good) character as my best friend. They were all really well done.
I love Chaol so much. I had a hard time going through the book and not seeing him sometimes. I just love him so much. He’s on my top crushes list now. Easily. I just love how completely innocent he is. He doesn’t even realize he’s in love with Celeana. Usually I hate it when the main character picks the guys I like but this time I feel like she’s good for him. Not that she can have him since he’s mine.
I loved the writing style in this book. It was quick and simple but the author still showed that she was an excellent writer. She managed to suck me right into the book and I couldn’t stop reading. I loved everything about it.
I am in love with this book. I can’t believe I didn’t read it sooner. I love that the main character is an assassin and that she can fight. It’s a nice change from having the typical girly girl who can fight in case she’d break a nail. She was a great main character and a great girl to look up to. This book is going right onto my favourites shelf. Everything about this book was amazing. I’d recommend it to everyone.
I love the cover art. It’s beautiful. I also love that the character on the cover actually looks like the main character. Bonus points for that. ALSO, the main character was a book nerd. LOVED IT.
“Libraries were full of ideas–perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.”
5 out of 5