Throne of Glass
Maas, Sarah J. Throne of Glass. USA: Bloomsbury, c2012. 416 pages.
Celaena Sardothian has been barely surviving as a prisoner at the salt mines at Endovier. When Prince Dorian offers her a chance to win her way out, she has no other choice except to die in the mines. Celaena was taken in as a youth and trained to be an assassin when her parents were killed in the ongoing clash with the ambitious King. What Prince Dorian offers her is a chance to compete in tests to determine who will be the King’s champion. At first all she can think about is a way to escape but since she is guarded at all times, she begins to think of other things, including the mysterious death of some of the other contestants.
This is the first book in a series. Other books are Crown of Midnight (#2), Heir of Fire (#3) Queen of Shadows (#4) and Empire of Storms (#5)
Recommended for junior high and above. Review by Mrs. Belknap