Storyline Rating : ∞ stars, I couldn’t decide but definitely more than 5. It’s an excellent book.
Series : Book 1 in Throne of Glass
Brief Summary from Goodreads :
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?
My Point of View :
(*Screams..!!!!!!!!)(*pause*)(*Squeals!!!!!!*)….this book is just wonderful…or awesome…..really, no words could describe how much I love it. It has most of the stuff or element I normally look for in a book. There’s romance, assassins, Faes, magic, prince/princess, a mask ball, puppy, competition….etc. Its like all in one (*takes a deep breath and sigh dreamily*). And I love how the author merge all those elements together.
The story reminded me of Grave Mercy and The Inheritance Cycle. Grave Mercy because it revolves around an assassin, which is Celaena, who agrees to join a “competition” – I don’t really know what to call it, to get her freedom from a death camp – Endovier. Only, this one is better than Grave Mercy. And it probably reminds me of Inheritance cycle because of the era it took place – I also have no idea what you name that era, and also there’s a map of the world in first pages of the book (Just like Inheritance Cycle and LOTR)!
For once, I’m actually torned between two guys! I can’t decide who to like more, Chaol or Prince Dorian. I love them both equally as they have their own pros and cons. And the heroine isn’t that bad either. Celaena have a really sad childhood though. I can almost imagine myself in her shoes while reading the book – – not that I ever went through what she did, I just like to immerse myself in the story.
Definitely a book worth reading if you love stories with the elements I mentioned previously.
Favorite Quote :“Libraries were full of ideas–perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.” “How long was I asleep?” she whispered. He didn’t respond.
“How long was I asleep?” she asked again, and noticed a hint of red in his cheeks.
“You were asleep, too?”
“Until you began drooling on my shoulder.”