Throne of Glass
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne of Glass, Bk 1 (but following the Throne of Glass Novellas)
Obtained: Library copy
This looked like my kind of book. The main character's an assassin; that right there is a big point.
I had read on a blog somewhere (I can't remember whose), that they didn't like Calaena at first (I believe because of arrogance). This made me nervous, but as soon as the book was available to me I started it anyway.
I was quickly absorbed. Any arrogance on Calaena's part seemed to be armor of a sort, so I could understand it. And I was certainly rooting for her throughout. It probably helps that while she spoke easily of killing people she didn't really do much of that in this book.
Instead she competed in a competition that, based on my vague memories of the book, actually reminded me of The Hunger Games. Only this is a fantasy, not dystopian. And I want to read more of this series, while I stopped after the first book in the Hunger Games trilogy.
I do have to mention, the back cover says something like two men "fall in love" with one woman. I didn't see anything that had quite developed to the point of love so much as fascination and intrigue. Perhaps some caring. I could see feeling heading towards love. I just don't know that I'd say they are quite there yet in this book.