Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (18): Throne of Glass

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Visit Breaking The Spine to see more entries!


This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
Throne of Glass (Thrown of Glass #1) by Sarah J. Maas
Release Date:  August 7th 2012 by Bloomsbury USA
Format: Hardcover





  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.




  Reasons I want to read & own this book: 
 1. The cover. I love the colors and love how the girl in the cover looks like she is ready to take on the world. She has a knife strapped to her arm. Bad-ass, if you ask me.
2. The title of the book. Throne of Glass. I wonder if it's metaphorical and symbolic of how the protagnist is gonna shake up a kingdom that looks strong but can break as easy as glass. Or maybe the prince in this story has a actual throne of glass that has a story behind it. Either way, I am intrigued.
3. The genre. High Fantasy books are always super creative and tend to have amazing world-building.
4. The synopsis. Our main character is an assassin. From that alone, she sounds like she is a fierce heroine. Definitely can't wait to learn more about her story.


What do you guys think? :)




32 comments:

  1. I've seen this book around. It's supposed to be a young adult version of Game of Thrones. Not really a fan of novels set in the past, but this one does sound interesting, I might give it a try. I love the cover too.

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  2. I have been seeing this one around, I love her gorgeous eyes! Thanks for stopping by my blog!!

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  3. I like the idea that she is an assassin! I also like that she is working for the prince that is falling for her and she is falling for the captain of the guard. Should be good!
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  4. This sounds amazing! I've been on a fantasy binge lately and it's a shame this book isn't out yet. I love assassins! And monarchy. And female assassins. Oops, I already mentioned that. Unlike a lot of people, I'm not totally against love triangles so I'm sort of excited for this one. ;D Added to my tbr list. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Me neither. I mean sometimes I kinda get tired of them but mostly I don't mind the love triangles, haha. I'm kinda used to them by now :D

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  5. I have to agree with 1-4, especially with #1. I'm such a cover lover. I love all the seriously badass-looking YA fantasy heroines we're getting this fall.

    Great choice!

    My WoW

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  6. I've actually already received this from netgalley, but it does sound amazing. I can't wait until I start it!

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  7. That cover is beyond gorgeous! i absolutely love it!
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  8. An assassin in a great setting, unraveling a mystery with a tough choice awaiting her - sounds like a great pick to me!

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  9. This sounds soooo awesome! It's actually available for request on NetGalley and I'm having such a hard time resisting the urge to request it (my tbr-pile is already too huge). Lovely pick, my dear! I hope you'll get to read it soon. :)

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    1. I hear you on that huge TBR pile, Carina. Same here, girl :D

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  10. Love the cover too! She looks like she can handle herself and from the description that's true. This is new to me. Thanks for sharing:)

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  11. This is on my TBR, too! =) I'm looking forward to reading it.
    Btw, I'll give your box into the mail today. I'm curious how long it will take to get to you. ;)
    My WoW this week

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    1. Yay. So exciting and me too. Can't wait to get it, woot! Thanks for letting me know :)

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  12. This book sounds so good. I can't wait for it either :D Love the cover. <3 and the title :D a bit worried that there will be a love triangle :( hope not. Still; the book sounds awesome :D Great pick ;)
    Thank you for commenting on my WoW. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

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  13. Sounds really good. Off to add it to my TBR list!

    Mary
    http://sweepingme.com/2012/05/waiting-on-wednesday-8/

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  14. This book is very popular today, will really have to read it now when it comes out. Here is my WoW
    Check out my Giveaway

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  15. This sounds really good. Celaena sounds like a kick-butt heroine, and I love those kinds of books. Will be adding it to my TBR list. Great pick!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  16. I WANT. I WANT. I WANT. So much. So much. I-- ...I'll be over here, being quiet. XD

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  17. I can't wait for this one too! Sadly, I was not worthy enough on Netgalley and will have to wait until it comes out, but whatevs! It should still be a great read :D
    Thanks for sharing!

    MaryAnn
    Chapter by Chapter

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  18. I agree with all your reasons for wanting to read this book - I think they would be mine as well! Definitely going over to Goodreads and adding this to my shelf! Did you realize they have little prequels listed on Goodreads? I can't find where to read those, though =(.

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    1. Oh, really? Will have to check that out. Thanks for letting me know about the prequels :)

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  19. This sounds like a great pick.

    http://thecharacterconnection.blogspot.com/2012/05/waiting-on-wednesday.html

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  20. I've been hearing good things about this book... but to be honest I was quite disappointed with the cover. It could have been better though I'm not arguing with the current. I bet they'll redesign it soon lol sorry I just have to be so blunt about it. Awesome pick!

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    Jay
    We Fancy Books

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    1. No worries, haha. If that's how you feel, that's how you feel. No need to apologize ;)

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  21. This is why you're one of my favourite people to visit on Wednesdays, Jen -- you always introduce me to such epic-sounding books!! I haven't heard anything about this book before but it sounds utterly and completely AMAZING! High fantasy is one of my fave genres too (because the creativity always blows my mind), and adding that to royal assassins just makes it all the most intriguing! ;)

    Absolutely AMAZING pick for your WOW this week, Jen! I'm so excited to read this now!!! :) <3

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    1. Yay, so that glad you like it :)

      And thank you, Mimi <3 You are such a doll and I am incredibly flattered by your words.

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  22. I really want to read this book too! It just looks so awesome!

    Thanks for dropping by my WoW!
    Renae @ Rolling with the Moments

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  23. Yup she definitely looks bad-ass, and I love the whole ghostly-looking city behind her. Looks like something I have to add to my tbr!

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  24. Great pick! I haven't heard of this one yet but it sounds awesome! Definitely plan on checking it out I love the sound of the main character!

    Thanks for stopping by my post!

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  25. High fantasy and a female assassin for a main character -- I'm in! Awesome pick, this sounds like the perfect book. Thanks for sharing -- I haven't heard of it before now!

    New follower :)

    Alyssa
    Reader's Refuge

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    1. Yay. So glad you liked it! :)

      And thanks for following, Alyssa. I'm also following you (awesome blog btw) ;)

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