The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas

18243700Published March 4th 2014 by Bloomsbury Children’s

Series Reviews Throne of Glass | Crown of Midnight | Heir of Fire

Young-Adult, High Fantasy, Novellas, Adventure, Magic, Romance

Purchased Hardcover

My Rating 4 Stars

b009a-dad13-add-to-goodreads-button3Celaena Sardothien is her kingdom’s most feared assassin. Though she works for the powerful and ruthless Assassin’s Guild, Celaena yields to no one and trusts only her fellow killer for hire, Sam.

When Celaena’s scheming master, Arobynn Hamel, dispatches her on missions that take her from remote islands to hostile deserts, she finds herself acting independently of his wishes—and questioning her own allegiance. Along the way, she makes friends and enemies alike, and discovers that she feels far more for Sam than just friendship. But by defying Arobynn’s orders, Celaena risks unimaginable punishment, and with Sam by her side, he is in danger, too. They will have to risk it all if they hope to escape Arobynn’s clutches—and if they fail, they’ll lose not just a chance at freedom, but their lives…

A prequel to Throne of Glass, this collection of five novellas offers listeners a deeper look into the history of this cunning assassin and her enthralling—and deadly—world.

Included in this volume:

The Assassin and the Pirate Lord
The Assassin and the Healer
The Assassin and the Desert
The Assassin and the Underworld
The Assassin and the Empire

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MAY I Suggest #Giveaway Hop!!!

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Welcome to my stop on the MAY I Suggest Giveaway Hop, hosted by Stuck In Books. This hop features books that I think are AMAZING or just INCREDIBLE. There are many that I can point out, but I’ll go with some that I recently read. Check out my choices below, and enter to win one of them. All covers link to Goodreads! Don’t forget to hop along to the other blogs participating in this hop. Just click on the banner above to hop on….

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Review: Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

17167166Release Date: August 27th 2013

Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s

Series: Throne of Glass #2

Genres: Young Adult/Fantasy/Magic/Romance

Format: Hardcover

Source: Purchased

My Rating: 5 Umbrellas

“A line that should never be crossed is about to be breached.

It puts this entire castle in jeopardy—and the life of your friend.”

From the throne of glass rules a king with a fist of iron and a soul as black as pitch. Assassin Celaena Sardothien won a brutal contest to become his Champion. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown. She hides her secret vigilantly; she knows that the man she serves is bent on evil.

Keeping up the deadly charade becomes increasingly difficult when Celaena realizes she is not the only one seeking justice. As she tries to untangle the mysteries buried deep within the glass castle, her closest relationships suffer. It seems no one is above questioning her allegiances—not the Crown Prince Dorian; not Chaol, the Captain of the Guard; not even her best friend, Nehemia, a foreign princess with a rebel heart.

Then one terrible night, the secrets they have all been keeping lead to an unspeakable tragedy. As Celaena’s world shatters, she will be forced to give up the very thing most precious to her and decide once and for all where her true loyalties lie…and whom she is ultimately willing to fight for.

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