I was not expecting this to feel like a medieval version of The Hunger Games but that's exactly the vibe I got. So, if that's what you're looking for, definitely give Throne of Glass a try!
Celeana Sardothien is a ruthless trained assassin. She's been living in a prison camp for nearly a year when the crowned prince of Adarlan comes in search of her, wanting to her compete against other known convicts to become the king's champion.
It's all a little sketchy as to why this is even happening, and why the king wants a champion picked from criminals. Things get even fishier when Celeana arrives in the city of the king and starts the competition. Within a few days, her competitors start being visciously murdered.
Celeana tries to keep her eye on the prize, becoming the king's champion will spell freedom for her from the salt mines. Not to mention that she doesn't want to die.
It has moments of serious action, and a little bit of romance, and it even made me chuckle here and there. Celeana's whit is particularly appreciated in dark moments. I would highly recommend this for anyone tired of the usual contemporary romances or dark dystopians. It's not a light and airy read, but I felt like it was a good pallet cleanser and a change from my usual reading picks.
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