Author: Sarah J. Maas
Originally Published: August 15, 2013
Series: Throne of Glass #2
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult Romance, Young Adult Adventure
My Rating: ★★★★★
Average Rating: 4.45★’s
Length: 420 Pages
Themes: Young love, friendship, good vs. evil, dealing with loss.
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Assassin Celaena Saradothein is told by the King for which she serves to, that she must kill a man. But what the king doesn’t know is that even though she’s a hired assassin, she does things her way. In this sequel we follow one mission that ends up threatening her and the lives around her.
In short: Imagine Game of Thrones, but the young adult version.
Synopsis from the publisher:
She is the greatest assassin her world has ever known.
But does she have the heart of a killer?
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…
Spoilers Without Context:
Do I recommend this book?
Hell yes! This book had everything that I wanted: love scenes, adventure, magic.
Although the first book was not Sarah J. Maas best, this book made up for that. I can see why the first book was set up in that way and that was to set up the plot for the second book.
Before you read this book know:
- This is the second book to the series so before you read this, make sure you read the first one, Throne of Glass.
- This book is better than her first book in the series, and that’s a fact.
- Expect loss. People will die.
- There are love scenes. Not fifty shades of grey explicit, but enough for the imagination.
“The best lies were always mixed with truth.”
“What does that mean?” he demanded.
She smiled sadly. “You’ll figure it out. And when you do…” She shook her head, knowing she shouldn’t say it, but doing it anyway. “When you do, I want you to remember that it wouldn’t have made any difference to me. It’s never made any difference to me when it came to you. I’d still pick you. I’ll always pick you.”
“To escape death, she’d become death.”
I’m keeping this non-spoiler review as dry as possible because I don’t want anything to be spoiled, it’s that good.
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