Book 2 of the “Throne of Glass” series by Sarah J. Maas
Recommendations were for “teenagers/young adults depending on maturity”. It is probably a correct assumption considering the style of writing and maturity is a factor if recommending to that age group.
However, my children are 21 and 13 but I am the one reading the series and by doing so exclusively (without grabbing one of the other books on my “currently reading” list) the story line must be captivating. Trust me – I am quite mature 🙂
“Eighteen-year-old Celaena Sardothien is bold, daring and beautiful – the perfect seductress and the greatest assassin her world has ever known. But though she won the King’s contest and became his champion, Celaena has been granted neither her liberty nor the freedom to follow her heart. The slavery of the suffocating salt mines of Endovier that scarred her past is nothing compared to a life bound to her darkest enemy, a king whose rule is so dark and evil it is near impossible to defy. Celaena faces a choice that is tearing her heart to pieces: kill in cold blood for a man she hates, or risk sentencing those she loves to death. Celaena must decide what she will fight for survival, love or the future of a kingdom. Because an assassin cannot have it all .”
I like the fact that the writer chooses to start a new book every time Celaena’s life is about to start a new chapter. It keeps the story line clean in my opinion and allows for new adventures, characters and yes shocks to enter her world (or ours as readers).
It has royalty (the good and the bad), assassins, faeries, witches, dragons, good and bad magic and demons as well. But also intrigue, betrayal, action and yes – love.
There is no dull moment in the story, but some predictability here and there.
Overall, if you are a fan of fantasy and even are a bit more mature, give it a try and see where the assassins adventures take you.
As always, let me know what you are reading xx J.