Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday {12}: Throne of Glass

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Today I'm featuring Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. It's being billed as the teen girl version of Game of Thrones, and, well, how could I NOT be dying to get my hands on a copy?

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)

Looking for the teen girl version of Game of Thrones? Find it in this sweeping fantasy debut—that already has thousands of loyal online fans.

Synopsis from Goodreads:  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.

Throne of Glass will be released by Bloomsbury on 8/7/2012.
Okay, so that's mine. What's your WOW pick this week? Also, if you want to participate, head on over to Breaking the Spine and link up!!


Jennifer said...

Ooooooo this sounds bad-ass. I am also loving the cover for this, as well.

Thanks for sharing :)

Jennifer @ Dream Reads

kimba88 said...

This sounds so amazing!!! Added to my wish list :)
My WoW

Kat C said...

I've seen this book twice already. It wasn't on my Radar but now it totally is.