Wednesday, September 21, 2016

"What I'm Reading" Wednesday #41

After the amazing ending of And The Trees Crept In that totally blew my mind (read my review here), I needed a genre switch so this "WIR"-Wednesday I'm reading...

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1) by Sarah J. Maas
After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.

Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king's council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she'll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom.

Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilirating. But she's bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her... but it's the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.

Then one of the other contestants turns up dead... quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.

Why I Chose This Book / What I Think So Far:
I love the ACOTAR series by Sarah J. Maas, so when the Good Choice Reading blog was holding a virtual signing for Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5) I decided to order a signed copy of this first book in the series. Yes, that's right, I'm totally new to the TOG series. Don't look so shocked, you have to understand that a year ago I had never even heard of Sarah J. Maas and I didn't even read fantasy novels. Then I picked up ACOTAR and ACOMAF through GCR's virtual signing for ACOMAF in May. And I fell in love with that series, but sadly ACOTAR #3 doesn't come out until May 2017. Huge bummer! So since I've never read this series I thought I'd give it a try. So far, since I just started Throne of Glass last night, I'm only starting chapter two. I like what I'm reading so far, so we'll have to see if I'm totally fangirling over it by the time I'm finished! 

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