Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (23)

Waiting on Wednesday was created by Jill at Breaking the Spineand it's a weekly meme mentioning an anticipated upcoming release!
My Choice:

Release Date: August 7, 2012
Publisher: Bloomsday USA Children’s
Author Information: Website / Blog / Twitter
Buy the Book: Amazon / Barnes and Noble

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 king's 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 book appeals to me in so many ways. First, it seems like there is a few characteristics of two of my favorite books, Graceling and Poison Study. Second, the main character seems pretty badass, where she is the one that everyone has to defeat. Third, it seems like there are going to be two rather wonderful men to choose from, a prince and a captain of the guard. With some murder and mystery thrown in, how could anyone not be interested? There appears to be plenty to like about this book (or plenty of men to swoon over), so I am excited for this one! What are you looking forward to reading?

1 comment:

  1. We need more YA books with strong females. This sounds like a great read and something my teen and I would enjoy!


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