Celaena must represent the price 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?
●●●●● 5/5- It hit all the spots!
Okay, it's time to get to the nitty and gritty. Its very obvious to say that i'm impressed with Sarah J. Maas debut novel. I mean, it got everything a young adult fantasy novel needs:
A fractured kingdom
A fight for freedom
Handsome Princes and Captain of the Guards.
A fiesty and strong female lead.
Both Dorian and Chaol (pronounced as Kay-all) are both enigmatic characters that from the start- they practically grabbed me by my t-shirt and wouldn't have let me go until I read the last sentence. Celeana- our protaginst- is a character that has always known she's the best at what she does, and has no way, shape or Ridderack to know otherwise- she didn't earn the title of Adarlan's Assasain for nothing. But her cockyness presented a charm that still makes me laugh (and smile) after finishing.
Maas' intricacy to weave in the multiple sub-plots intensifies the tension built around the intial story: an assasain trying for her freedom and recovering from the groveling and cruel salt mines and the events leading to her capturing. It encaptivated me from the word: GO!
If you a lover of both young adult and fantasy novels, this is one that I highly recommend at everyone's expense.
Watch out all YA heroine's; there's a new girl on the block.