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Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

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Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1)
     by: Sarah J. Maas

Publication Date: Aug. 7, 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Genre: Fantasy
Age Group: Young Adult
Source: Borrowed from Library
Page Count: 404 pages
Order Links: Amazon | B&N
My Rating: 4/5 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 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.

                  -goodreads.com description

Wow. This book was so great. I was immediately swept away into Maas's fantasy world and its characters.

First off, how cool is it to read about a girl, who is a notorious assassin? Celaena is such a badass. I love it. She's smart, witty, and fierce and you can't help but love the way she doesn't take any crap from the Prince or the Captain of the Guard. Set in a medieval world, Celaena walks to the beat of her own drum. Yes, she must be careful, as she does not want to be sent back into slavery, but I love her attitude and spunk.

Watching her interact with the males is such great fun.

Chaol, the Captain of the Guard, is a stoic character, who is very wary of Celaena. Dorian, the Crown Prince, is your typical arrogant, fun-loving, playful prince who ends up being quite taken with Celaena.

If you are a fan of fantasy and medieval settings, this book is awesome.

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