TITLE: The Assassin’s Blade
AUTHOR: Sarah J. Maas
SERIES: Throne of Glass #0.1-0.5
GENRES: Fantasy, Young Adult
PUBLISHED: March 3rd 2015
PUBLISHER: Bloomsbury USA Children
Celaena Sardothien is her kingdom’s most feared assassin. Though she works for the powerful Assassins’ Guild, she yields to no one and trusts only her fellow killer-for-hire, Sam. When Celaena’s scheming masterr, Arobynn Hamel, dispatches her on missions that take her from remote islands to hostile deserts, she finds herself acting independently of his wishes and questioning her own allegiance. She will have to risk it all if she hopes to escape Arobynn’s clutches—and if she fails, she’ll lose not just a chance at freedom but her life.
WHAT I THINK
If you can learn to endure pain, you can survive anything. Some people learn to embrace it- to love it. Some endure it through drowning it in sorrow, or by making themselves forget. Others turn it into anger.
I love this series so much but this book was kinda meh. I didn’t learn anything new, or at least anything that felt important for me to know before I continue with the series.
Particularly the first two novellas and half of the third were the ones I was mostly uninterested about. Nothing really happened, nothing that exciting at least. The last half of the third novella and the two last ones were much better. There were actually something going on and we got to see the fierce side of Celaena, the one we see in the actual books.
But what I liked the most was that I get to know Sam. How they wound up together and how was he like. And honestly, I really wish we could have had him with us longer. Though I really didn’t see that romance coming. I knew it would be there but I don’t think there were any actual point where it happened. Well there was Sam shouting “I love you” but that’s pretty much it.
I might have rated this even lower but the fact that this book made me cry kept it at 3 stars. Maybe I should have started with this book and then continue on with Throne of Glass, then this might have made more sense. But I’ve already read the three first books so there wasn’t much to gain.
But the fact that I knew what was going to happen and I still cried in the end, it was worth it.