Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Celaena Sardothien was  trained to be an assassin since her parents were killed and was imprisoned in the Salt mines of Endovier. The Crown prince of Adarlan went to bargain with her. She’s going to be active in the King’s tournament and become his champion in exchange for her freedom, but how could she become the champion and lapdog for someone who she hates and put her in such a state in the first place? She’ll do anything just to be free from the wretched place she’s in and swallow her pride even if she is to temporarily bow to the man whom she despises.
It is always been a pleasure reading about a girl who kicks ass. Celaena Sardothien is not just an assassin who wears black tunics and battle suits with bound hair, she’s also a girl who fancies pretty stuff such as dresses, jewels and books!!!! Now some of the reviews don’t like this thing about her because she’s suppose to be a badass chick, not Cinderella but guys she’s also a girl!!! Please don’t deprive her of the girly stuff!!! She’s a girl who can beat you up and skin you alive but she’s also a woman who has every right to dress up and go to some evening soiree and be fancied by the eyes of men.
Love triangles can sometimes be frustrating and I really hate it when constricting love interests bemuse our protagonist and as a reader I’m often torn apart especially when you also like both guys.
The crown prince in such a catch but we know that it’ll end up a disaster. How could it not? but I like the Crown Prince Dorian Havilliard not only because he’s handsome. He’s absolutely witty, he loves dogs, and he loves BOOKS!!!!
Princes are not supposed to be handsome! They’re sniveling, stupid, repulsive creatures! This one . . . this . . . How unfair of him to be royal and beautiful.”
However the Captain of the royal guards is also interesting. I like a man who’s reserved, difficult and brooding… it’s charming! I know I have no shame because I like Chaol Westfall too! deal with it!
“She stopped and stared upward. Even from a distance, he could see the blush upon her cheeks. She seemed young—no, new. It made his chest ache.
Still, he watched, watched until she sighed and went inside. She never
bothered to look below.”
 
Celaena struggles as fate pulls her forward, she doesn’t want to entangle herself with magic and her destiny to fight the evil that lurks as Elena the first Queen of Adarlan spoke to her, all she wants is her freedom but will she ever escape it? 
 
I’m lovin it!
 
Rating: 4/5
 
 [This review was originally posted on my Goodreads account]
 
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