“My name is Celaena Sardothien. But it makes no difference if my name’s Celaena or Lillian or Bitch, because I’d still beat you, no matter what you call me.”
– Celaena Sardothien
I enjoyed reading this book, it was one of the first series I started to read (I used to do stand-alones mostly). The story felt like a really new thing, no influences from other stories or tales and I think that is the power behind this series. The reason that I gave 4 stars is because after reading the A Court of Thorns and Roses series this book doesn’t feel as strong, but as this Sarah J. Maas her early work it is understandable.
I do really recommend this book. Not only to lovers of fantasy, as this is just a wonderful series with a nice arc and a strong protagonist and characters just as strong beside her. Another valueble point is that during reading this story I had the feeling I had read something similar before, the story feels completely unique.
I am currently reading part 5 of this series and I can tell with pure honesty this is a lovely series and this books does a very good job starting it. I do have to say that the story arc can become a bit slow in some chapters, because from book 3 and on the books are thick (500-600 pages). It is nothing bad, especially if you are an avid reader, just worth the note.
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