In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteen-year-old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal mistake: she got caught. Young Captain Westfall offers her a deal: her freedom in return for one huge sacrifice. Celaena must represent the prince in a to-the-death tournament—fighting the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land. Live or die, Celaena will be free. Win or lose, she is about to discover her true destiny. But will her assassin’s heart be melted?
I really loved this book and I can’t believe it took me so long to read it. I love Celaena; she’s sarcastic, but likable and a total bad-ass. The writing was also well done. Maas has a way with making you feel like you’re in the story. You feel what Celaena feels. You are never sure whose on your side, who to trust, or what’s really going on. In other words, it’s not predictable. While I may enjoy a book where I can predict whats going to happen or when the audience is told whats going on before the characters do I love books that keep me in the dark just as much as the character is. I feel like I’m on the edge of my seat waiting to find out what is going to happen next. I’ve already started reading the next book and I can only hope the series is as good as the first book.