Review: The Assassin’s Blade (Throne of Glass 0.1-0.5) by Sarah J. Maas


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Celaena Sardothien is Adarlan’s most feared assassin. As part of the Assassin’s Guild, her allegiance is to her master, Arobynn Hamel, yet Celaena listens to no one and trusts only her fellow killer-for-hire, Sam. In these action-packed novellas – together in one edition for the first time – Celaena embarks on five daring missions. They take her from remote islands to hostile deserts, where she fights to liberate slaves and seeks to avenge the tyrannous. But she is acting against Arobynn’s orders and could suffer an unimaginable punishment for such treachery. Will Celaena ever be truly free? Explore the dark underworld of this kick-ass heroine to find out.

Screen Shot 2015-03-27 at 12.53.20 AM5 stars

There’s a reason why I didn’t want to start reading this series until all the books were out. I knew I would love them, and I knew I would want to marathon the series. I was right. Damn my weakness!!!

I loved all of it. Each of the novellas¬†had my complete attention, and I usually don’t like reading novellas, so that’s huge for me. I love Celaena’s character. She’s a brat, but a likable one. I love how she’s a badass assassin, but she’s also girly. She cared a lot about her face and her clothes, and to me that made her more relatable.

The last novella killed me. I knew it was coming, because I was looking for his name in the synopsis of the succeeding books and people’s reviews, but I didn’t see it. All I kept seeing were Dorian and Chaol, and I was like who the fuck are these two?! I also spoiled myself by looking at the reviews of the assassin’s blade. Thank you to everyone out there who did not put a spoiler alert on that HUGE spoiler, really, thanks a lot.

I loved this, but it shattered my heart. I love you, Sam.


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