Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children's
Release Date: August 7, 2012
Edition: Paperback (404 pages)
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.
Since I assume that almost everybody knows that this book is about by now, I decided I'd just skip my version of the summary and go straight into the juicy stuff: my thoughts about this badass book.
First of all, I can't believe that I waited this long to read this book. I've heard nothing but amazing things about it honestly, so I don't know what was keeping me from reading it! I think it may have been the size, plus sometimes I don't always agree with hype. I did, however, in this case.
I absolutely loved Celaena. She was so hardcore and badass. Plus, she was an assassin! I've never read a book about assassins, so that's yet another reason why I loved this book. As far as the guys go, I'm definitely team Dorian. He was a book reader and he was always so kind. I just ship Calaena and Dorian so hard!
Even though this book was so big, I flew right through it. I have to say, I've even been partly putting off reading it because of its size. I always saw it on my shelf, and I'd tell myself that I'd read it some other time when I had more time to read. I wish I hadn't done that!
I can't wait to read the next book. I've heard that the series just keeps getting better, so I'm excited!