Why did I not read this sooner?!?!?! Seriously!! This book is just so freaking amazing that all I can do is go GFJADGNIADGNIUGUGURHGURHUWEMDFSFRGN!!!
I found out that this was originally a Cinderella retelling, but then it kinda changed. I can still find the Cinderella elements though. There are just enough to find them, but enough for it to still be it's own story.
It starts off with Celaena, a former assassin, being taken out of the salt mines that she has been sentenced to work it. The two men that take her out a Chaol, the captain of the guard, and Dorian, the prince of the ruling kingdom. They tell her that she must compete to become the king's assassin. If she wins, she gains freedom. If she loses, she goes back to the salt mines.
During her time in the castle, Dorian makes his feelings for Celaena pretty clear. He flirts with her and gives her stuff. He's the typical playboy that has had LOTS of lady friends.
Overrated. And there's Chaol. I can tell he likes Celaena. But she's flirting with Dorian, so he doesn't make his feelings known. I was rooting for him from the beginning. I feel that deep down, he is emotional and would do anything for Celaena.
Celaena also meets Nehemia, a princess of a country under Dorian's father's control. They become bestest friends and are super awesome together! All this happens while the other contestants are being killed and Celaena could be next. Dun dun DUUUNNNNNNNNN!!!!!
She's amazing. She loves shopping, clothing, sweets, and food. Yep, she's awesome. I also love the scene where Celaena's period comes back when she becomes healthy again. So funny.
I love him. I'm gonna take him and he shall be mine. I just need to break his hard exterior to get to all the sweetness he's hiding inside.
I don't like him. Celaena and Chaol will be together. Deal with it.
She's awesome and I can't wait to learn more about her!!
Overall, this book is amazing and I can't wait to read the next book in the series!! GAAAAAHHHH!!!!!