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Waiting on Wednesday: July 4th Throne of Glass by Sarah Maas

04 Jul

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly me hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine (gotta love the name!). The idea is that it spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. So, here is my pick for the week:

Throne of Glass
by Sarah Maas
Publication Date: August 9, 2012

From Amazon: 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.


Why I’m Waiting: Sarah Maas’ debut YA novel has popped up on a lot of Waiting on Wednesday posts and it only takes one look t that summary to see why! I mean, what’s not to love about a girl assassin, destiny and a race against her own death? I’m always excited to see another strong, kick butt, take no prisioners female grace the pages of YA literature and I’m sure Celaena won’t let me down!

I’m a bit iffy on the love triangle but hopefully it will simply provide a side of romance to complement the main show, where we watch Celaena fight!

What are you waiting on this week? Let me know in the comments! As always, I love to find something to add to my TBR pile 😉

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5 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday: July 4th Throne of Glass by Sarah Maas

  1. Danielle Chapman

    5 July, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    This does sound interesting!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Dani
    http://paulettespapers.com/?p=2200

     
  2. leeanna c (@leaflette)

    5 July, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. Want to read this so bad.

    UK cover > US cover, though.

     
  3. Kate

    5 July, 2012 at 7:01 am

     
  4. Merin

    4 July, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Psst, you have the wrong cover image up. 🙂

    I’m really looking forward to Throne of Glass, too. I have an e-galley of it but haven’t had a chance to read it yet. I’m really hoping to get to it soon. Great pick!

    My WoW post

     
    • Sarah @ Breaking the Binding

      5 July, 2012 at 8:09 am

      Aaanndd this is what I get for updating in the middle of the night when i can’t sleep 😉 Thanks for pointing it out!

       

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