This book is one book of a series. The book is about a 18 year old assassin called Celaena. She’s pulled from the prison she’s in, by the crown prince, to be in a competition to be the royal assassin. But during the competition, her competitors start dying and it’s up to her to figure out why their dying. At the same time, she has to win the competition so she can gain her freedom instead of going back to the horrible prison she just came from (after she’s done being the royal assassin).
This book was really good!! I couldn’t put it down. I love the writing style. The writing is beautiful. The book is kinda serious so that was my emotion most of the book. But in the middle of the book there was a fun scene which I quite enjoyed. There weren’t any big/unexpected plot twists though there were hints in the book that made it seem like there could be sequels (which of course there are). The book itself could totally be read by itself but the book is so good you’ll want to read the next books.
There is a some romance in the book which I wasn’t the biggest fan off. It was sort of a love triangle, which is a cliche and a little overused. I’m not the biggest fan of love triangles. But with the ending of the book, I think that love triangle was taken away, which I’m glad for. Most of the book, I was hoping Celaena and Nehemia would end up together as well as Chaol and Dorian. Or at the very least that Celaena wouldn’t end up with anyone and be an awesome badass who doesn’t need a man (like Alanna from The Song of the Lioness Series…or that Celaena wouldn’t end up worrying about guys till after she’s done with her job) But like most books, usually it’s a guy and girl that end up together. And for this particular series it seems like Chaol and Celaena will end up together. Though there was the love triangle, it wasn’t enough to put me of the book and I can’t wait to start reading the next book.
Have you read this book? If so what did you think?