download (1)As the royal assassin to an evil king, eighteen-year-old Celaena Sardothien must decide what she will fight for–survival, love, or the future of a kingdom.

This book was awesome!!!! This series is awesome!!!! If you haven’t already read this then do it now. Do it for all of the wonderful characters you will meet and the plot twists that you won’t see coming. Ok, you might see some of the plot twists coming. But it’s still awesome. I loved all of the characters and the love interest. Strong and beautiful Celaena. You will find your way in the world. If you want to know what else I liked about this book then read on.

The characters were really intense. Celaena did some very stupid things but I understood why. And I called it on Celaena’s real identity. So, you do find that out at least. Chaol and Dorian and Fleetfoot were also there. And the way that their relationships changed was their interesting. It could have gone so differently. And then the some characters died and it broke my heart. I think that I was sobbing for a while because they shouldn’t have had to die like that. But then what Celaena did to them was perfect. Which brings me onto my next topic: Celaena.

Celaena was awesome!!! She was so tough and I was even more impressed with her when I figured out her true identity. And then, figuring out some other things about her made me feel so bad for her. Except she would say, “I don’t want your pity.” and I would be scared for my life. So lets just ignore that. And the fact that she hunted down the killer and made him pay was so satisfying. He needed to die. So, what I’m trying to say is that Celaena can be awesome and terrifying at the same time which is why she is my favorite character.

The plot was really intense. I think that I liked it best at the end of the book when all was revealed and there was way more action then the first part of the book. And it was just really intense and fun (even though the characters probably hated every second of it). But it there was action and plot twists. Plot twists and I now have a love to hate relationship. But that’s fine by me. I think that all the monster battles were awesome. They were really well done and thought out. I couldn’t have done it better. 

The setting was very well done. We got more about the secret room and my personal favorite, Mort the talking door knocker. He was so funny. I loved listening to his witty comebacks. And the way that the room was set up was very important. And I’m pretty upset about not seeing myself. And the way that Celaena’s nightly jaunts were welcomed because we saw way more of the castle and grounds that way. So all in all, I really enjoyed learning more about Adarlan and Rifthold.

As you can probably see, I loved this book to pieces. I highly suggest that you read it now. Please remember to fill out my survey. Thanks for Reading!!!! Have a Great Day!!! -Annalee and Buttons

Book Rating: th (14)