Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

August 7, 2012 | Bloomsbury USA Children | 416 pages

Procurement

eARC from publisher via NetGalley

My Grade

Plot: 5

Setting: 5

Writing: 4

Originality: 4

Characters: 4

Romance: 5

Overall: 27/30 90% A

Title/Cover Bonus: 4

Overall

A great look into the world of a teen aged, female assassin thrust into the world of royalty and some very strange events to unfold.

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Dead Reckoning by Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edghill

Bloomsbury Children | June 5, 2012

$11.48 (hardcover,Amazon) $9.99 (Kindle)

Procurement

eARC from publisher via NetGalley.

My Grade

Plot: 3

Setting: 5

Writing: 4

Originality: 4

Characters: 3

Romance: 3

Overall: 22/30 = 73% Eh, not my favorite

Title/Cover Bonus: 4

Overall

A Western about a cross dressing girl meets a scientist and a white American Indian all set out to uncover why the dead walk.

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If you haven’t heard about this book yet, allow me to please introduce you to THRONE OF GLASS by Sarah J. Maas!

Summary (Goodreads)

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 was originally a writing on Fictionpress.com as Queen of Glass. It will be released on August 7th. Until then Bloomsbury is releasing novellas for $0.99 each. I highly recommend the novellas. I’m actually liking them slightly more than the book itself, which is available on NetGalley.

Novellas

The Assassin and the Pirate Lord (01/13/12)

The Assassin and the Desert (02/30/12)

The Assassin and the Underworld (05/01/12)

Throne of Glass (08/07/12)


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