By Sarah J Maas
In a world where magic has been taken away, Celaena Sardothien is taken from the salt mines of Endovier and brought to a castle. Why? She is Adarlan’s assassin, or, was. Celaena has been a slave in the mines for a year. She never thought she would leave that place, but something unexpected happens. She is brought to the castle to fight in a competition that, if she wins, will not only crown her the Kings Champion, but will also earn her the freedom she deserves. Throughout the novel, Celaena befriends the stunningly handsome Crown Prince of Adarlan, the Captain of the Guard, and a devoted princess from a faraway land. But with evil works at play, the fight for her freedom becomes not only that but also a fight for her survival. As her competitors start dying one by one, Celaena finds herself thrown into a path made by the gods just for her. Now she must eliminate the evil at work before it destroys her world and everyone she cares about.
This book is really one of a kind. It is filled with action, magic and mystery that has you sitting on the edge of your seat, wondering what will happen next. If you like surprises, then this book is something you would enjoy reading. Just when you think you know what is going to happen, a plot twist pops out of nowhere and has you wondering why you didn’t see it coming. I would rate this book as 14+ due to the use of provocative language once or twice. If you don’t mind that, then I highly recommend reading this novel.