Meet Celaena Sardothien.
Destined for greatness.
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?
5 Words: Let me take a selfie.
When I picked up this book I was expecting a kick-ass assassin. Someone who totally embodied girl-power and was dark and nasty and strong and smart.
But at the beginning of this, Celaena is a simpering, vain, arrogant and very silly little girl.
For all of her mutterings that she could take out everyone, kill everyone, maim everyone, there was some simpering in front of a mirror wondering how pretty she was and whether everyone was attracted to her or not.
That being said, I decided to stick it out with this book. It was hard going. Celaena is so freaking vain, she probably thought this book was about her. By the time I got half way I wanted to give up. But I'd gotten so far.
Just one more little push?
It was worth it.
Throne of Glass picks up so much towards the end. We finally get to see Celaena being that deadly world famous assassin she's always bragging about being. This book got very dark, very quickly within those last chapters, and I loved it.
But was it worth so much hard work with one of the most shallow characters I've ever read? Absolutely. I'm going to try the next one to see if Celaena will keep this wonderful dark persona that developed at the end.