My rating: 4 of 5 stars
To be honest, I had gone in this book being extremely skeptical. The story with as much hype as this has, and only good at that. It was bound to disappoint me. And maybe exactly that mentality saved me from getting disappointed.
But I loved this book. Filled with interesting conflicts, fun characters, epic battle scenes, and a few snickers and tear worthy moments.
This was also a sort of story that didn’t made the whole love-triangle thing yawn worthy. I liked the whole three ends of them. Maybe the precise reason being none of the male characters were cardboard, rather fleshed out in really interesting personalities.
The only problem I had with this book was, the line between good and bad was just too…neat.
Either a character was black, or white. Celaena’s being assassin didn’t helped much either. She was brave, ruthless. But completely nice.
But still, an interesting book. Fleshed out fantasy world, light toned, fun read through to the end. Highly recommend it…to the small proportion of humans out there who still hasn’t read it.