30 May, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine in which bloggers post books they are eagerly anticipating to be released. I can't wait to read what everyone else is waiting on. I know my book wish-list appreciates it! This week, I'm waiting on:

Throne of Glass 
by Sarah J. Maas
(UK) To be published August 2, 2012 by Bloomsbury 
(US) To be published August 7, 2012 by Bloomsbury Children's
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.

The Bloomsbury cover and Bloomsbury USA cover

Book Trailer:

This book just looks really (for lack of a better word) kick-ass. It's been awhile since I've read a summary that promises such a cool heroine. I also really have been wanting to read more cross-over YA/Adult books. 

What do you think of the two different covers?


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