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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine and is where we can talk about books we are looking forward to being released!

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, Book 1)
UK Release date: 2 August 2012

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 kings 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.

This sounds incredible. It’s a fantasy set in a castle, with a kick-ass female assasin lead. I love the premise of a contest to find a new royal assasin. Almost like a medieval jousting tournament with much less honorable motives. This review has excellent reviews so far, and I’m really looking forward to Celaena and hope that she’s as strong a heroine as she sounds.

Best thing is, I’ve just received a review copy via NetGalley, so thank you very much to Bloomsbury UK. I will be reading it very soon!

5 Responses to Waiting on Wednesday (28)

  1. wefancybooks says:

    I recently finished this book… and OMG! this is definitely a must read! and you got a review copy! you need to read it soon! it's really amazing!

    My WoW picks

    ~Jay
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  2. Dani says:

    This does sound interesting!
    Thanks for sharing,
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  3. Candace says:

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