This book is awesome. Well, all books are awesome.
Sarah J. Maas captures the darkness of a suspenseful action mystery and the light of a beautiful romance- or perhaps two, and somehow twists it all together to make this book.
This book is in third person in Celaena's perspective, with occasional perspective changes.
Celaena Sardothien is no ordinary person. She is an assassin- the most feared in the land. But, she was captured, and sent to Endovier, a prison camp, to suffer. She is extremely talented and skillful with the art of killing. But that's not her only strength. She is offered a chance for freedom, to win a competition against twenty three others to be the King's Champion. Being the King's Champion would mean being his own personal assassin- and to work for him. Celaena is charming and gives off a very open and cheerful vibe, but is very temperamental and holds a lot of dark secrets inside. I personally love Celaena, she is a very cheeky and arrogant person, but she has the skills to make up for it.
In the plot, two men fall in love with Celaena, but they don't even figure it out themselves. One is hardened and callous, and the other is flirty and flamboyant. However, they both gradually open up to Celaena as they get to know her more.
The setting is in a glass/stone castle. There are secrets inside the walls, and it gives off an ominous and mysterious feeling. I was really nervous while I read it, slowly and agonizingly turning the next page.
Did I love it? Did I hate it? I loved this book! (Well, I love all books...)
I recommend this book for readers who love action mystery and romance all mixed together!