Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Throne of Glass

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming novels we can't wait to read. This week’s choice is:

Publisher: Bloomsbury
Publish Date: Aug. 7, 2012
Genre: Fantasy
Goodreads Summary: After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.

Her opponents are men—thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the kings council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she’ll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom.

Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilirating. But she’s bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her... but it’s the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.

Then one of the other contestants turns up dead... quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.

Why am I waiting on Throne of Glass? Have you guys heard all the buzz about this book? It sounds awesome and I love a good fantasy novel! Additionally, it’s also been getting rave reviews and I’m really excited to read it for myself. What books are you waiting on?

13 comments:

Bookworm1858 said...

I agree-I love a good fantasy novel and I've heard only good and exciting things about this!

KM said...

This book is SO GOOD!!!!!! Amazing. Seriously. You MUST read it!

Anna Jorgensen said...

I cannot wait for this book. It sounds AMAZING! Fantastic choice. Please check out my WoW. Thanks!

Anna @ Wandering Librarians

Dani said...

This book does sound good! I may be adding it to my own TBR list.
Thanks for sharing,
Dani
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Sam said...

This is definitely a book that I'm excited for. I have a soft spot for fantasy women who are assassins.

Thanks for sharing~

Here's my WoW

~Sam @ A Journey Through Pages

Momo (Books Over Boys) said...

OMG, this one sounds amazing! Assasins, princes, thieves, competitions - SOLD! I cannot wait for this one as well! <333

-Momo
Check out my WoW post here!

Valia Lind said...

This book is FABULOUS and you're going to love it! :-)

A Beautiful Madness said...

Can't wait to read this book. It sounds so amazing!
Great pick!
Em
My WoW

Megan said...

I'm VERY excited for this one! I am really loving the cover too!

Here’s my Waiting on Wednesday post

Happy reading!

Megan @ The Girly Bookworm (new follower!)

JC Jones said...

That sounds really good. It will go on my wish list.

Grad Student said...

I have been loving the sound of this book (reminds me a bit of Graceling from the blurb, with the fighting and court intrigue) but the cover is a bit much for me! gah! who wears their hair down to kick butt!? :-)

Jennifer Messerschmidt said...

I've just started hearing the buzz about this book and it has caught my attention. Sounds exciting!
My WOW

Kat C said...

This book is totally making the rounds and it just came on to my radar. I love the concept, I can't believe this started as a fictionpress.

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