My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Also reviewed on https://bookishaddict.wordpress.com
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ – Near Perfect, easily one of my all-time favorites
Caelena is an assassin serving time as a slave in a salt mine. One day, a hooded person escorts her from her fellow slaves, to a room where she’s faced with none other than the son of the man who sentenced her to slavedom—The crownprince.
His offer is simple: Become his father’s champion and earn her freedom.
This starts off a really interesting fantasy series. I heard so much about this series, and I didn’t know what to expect, but I wasn’t disappointed.
There were plenty of thoughts running through my head while reading, but to sum it up, they sorta looked like this:
– Chaol vs. Dorian.
My poor heart.
– Interesting, Magic in a kingdom where magic supposedly disappears.
– Despicable people. Yuck. Go. please.
– Pretty nice descriptions. Detailed, but not overdone.
– Kinda whiny MC, but considering that she’s supposed to be 18—I’ll allow it. I mean, I’m 25 and I still whine like a baby 70% of the time.
Honestly, I don’t have much criticism of this book. While it wasn’t the greatest book I’ve ever read, it wasn’t that far off. The characters were memorable, the setting both mystical but also familiar, and the plot was something I didn’t expect.
Hand on my heart: I’ve never rooted for an Assassin before in my life. But, there’s a first time for everything, right?
Would recommend this for people who want to read the next YA fantasy.