By: Sarah J. Maas
Published: August 27, 2013 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Source: Personal Kindle Library
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She is the greatest assassin her world has ever known. But does she have the heart of a killer?MY REVIEW:
After a year of hard labor in the Salt Mines of Endovier, eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien has won the king's contest to become the new royal assassin. But Calaena is far from loyal to the crown. Keeping up the charade - while pretending to do the king's bidding - will test her skills in an entirely new way. And it certainly isn't the only point of confusion for the young girl. Because though she's made her choice between Dorian and Chaol, the ways of the heart are never simple...
Another fantastic story! This fantasy series is full of action, loads of intrigue and mystery and magic. Plus, added bonus to book two is more romance. (which I personally wanted more of from book one).
There is some pretty big "WHAT" moments that I wasn't expecting. Calaena is now the King's assassin and as such is ordered to kill those he wants removed. She's working for the king to earn her freedom. But she's also trying to figure out riddles and clues in order to stop the darkness and evil that continues to grow in the castle. She also has a battle of the heart as two very handsome, very available, and powerful in their own ways, Prince Dorian and Captain of the Army, Chaol are falling for her.
The heroine of the story is a strong warrior and as such is a super interesting female to read about. Honestly, I don't have much to say beyond the fact that I really enjoyed it! I think the ending was finally reaching a level of emotion that I wanted to see more of. It was quite gripping and I look forward to reading the next installment in the series.
Top 5 Favorite Quotes:
"What will you stand for? Or will you only stand for yourself?"
But death was her curse and her gift, and death had been her good friend these long, long years.
...as long as he knew that she was safe, that no one could hurt her... He'd sell his soul again and again for that.
"It's never made any difference to me when it came to you. I'd still pick you. I'll always pick you."
Language: 2 (medium)
Mature Content: 2 (medium)
Final Rating: 4 stars