Thursday, July 2, 2015

Swoon Thursday # 145 ~ The Assassin's Blade (Throne of Glass 0.1-0.5) by Sarah J. Maas

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My Swoon for this week comes from:

The Assassin's Blade
(Throne of Glass 0.1-0.5)
Sarah J. Maas   

First - The Blurb:

Celaena Sardothien is her kingdom's most feared assassin. Though she works for the powerful and ruthless Assassin's Guild, Celaena yields to no one and trusts only her fellow killer for hire, Sam.

When Celaena's scheming master, Arobynn Hamel, dispatches her on missions that take her from remote islands to hostile deserts, she finds herself acting independently of his wishes—and questioning her own allegiance. Along the way, she makes friends and enemies alike, and discovers that she feels far more for Sam than just friendship. But by defying Arobynn's orders, Celaena risks unimaginable punishment, and with Sam by her side, he is in danger, too. They will have to risk it all if they hope to escape Arobynn's clutches—and if they fail, they'll lose not just a chance at freedom, but their lives...

A prequel to Throne of Glass, this collection of five novellas offers a deeper look into the history of this cunning assassin and her enthralling—and deadly—world.

Included in this volume:

The Assassin and the Pirate Lord
The Assassin and the Healer
The Assassin and the Desert
The Assassin and the Underworld
The Assassin and the Empire

Second - The Swoon(s):

“I love you,” he repeated, shaking her again. “I have for years. But if I asked you to pick, you’d choose Arobynn, and I. Can’t. Take. It.”
“You’re a damned idiot,” she breathed grabbing the front of his tunic. “You’re a moron and an ass and a damned idiot." He looked like she had hit him. But she went on, and grasped both sides of his face. “Because I’d pick you.”
And then she kissed him.

This was such a sweet moment in the story. One I just had to share with you.

I've been meaning to start this series for a while now but never seemed to find the time. After reading A Court of Thorns and Roses, and loving it, I made a concerted effort to bump this one up the TBR pile, and so far, I have not been disappointed.
The Assassin's Blade (which consists of five Novella's) is an awesome introduction to this series and I'm looking forward to reading Throne of Glass and discovering more of Celaena's story.

My Rating: 5 out of 5

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  1. I haven't read this series but that teaser is making me want to. He wants her and she wants him but he doesn't realize it. Oh what a sweet moment!

    My Swoon

  2. Hmmm, interesting. I dislike how fluid and loose Maas's romances are in her books, but I like the stories. Excellent swoon choice, Marilyn!

    I hope you have a lovely weekend :)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  3. This is the book I have to read, considering I loved the series, I should get to it!

    Naomi @ Naomi’s Reading Palace