Meli is an assassin for her family but she now longs for retirement. Her family arranges for one last mission to kill the man who rejected her 18 year...moreMeli is an assassin for her family but she now longs for retirement. Her family arranges for one last mission to kill the man who rejected her 18 years before. Celino decided not to go through the arranged marriage to Meli and would rather become a business tycoon and gain his freedom.
Meli believes this last job is perfect revenge, she would use him and make him love her before destroying him. The last hing she expected was for her heart to fall inlove yet again to this man and for him to repond back to her. Now the dilemma comes in as whether to go through with the revenge plan or indulge in his lust and love.
I have never been one to really enjoy a short story as I always feel you can't connect with the characters and their stories. But this book blew me out of the water. Within the first few pages you feel you have read an entire book about the characters and love their past stories and just can't wait to read what happens to them. This was brilliantly written and has created a storyline that could be an entire 400 page book down to an amazing 42 page masterpiece.
This has now become one of my favourite books and I cannot wait for the rest of the series to come out. The characters are so likeable and believable....moreThis has now become one of my favourite books and I cannot wait for the rest of the series to come out. The characters are so likeable and believable. The storyline grips you and holds you to the end.
Simon and Lilly's building and tense relationship is a whirlwind of emtions but you cant help but want them to end up together and to get over all of their hurts. Even though the relationship is a small part of the storyline it is a fantastic fantasy read with all the trimmings of a fantastically written new world with believable settings and characters. The politics betweent he species is intersting with possible tensions that can arise in future books. I just have no idea how I am going to find a book to read which has kept me this enthralled.(less)
I am so happy that this book is nominated this year in the Goodreads Choice awards, as in my opinion it is so well deserving and am hopefully it will...moreI am so happy that this book is nominated this year in the Goodreads Choice awards, as in my opinion it is so well deserving and am hopefully it will win.
It is classified as a young adult book for me but I felt that it would appeal to an older audience. I am usually one to avoid young adult but the cover of this series always draws my attention.
Celaena Sardothien is the most intriguing character I have ever read, she has an amazing back story that keeps on being revealed throughout each book with a personal strength that is shown through her actions.
The storyline is intense with all the elements of fantasy and romance that I love. The ending will make you cry as you know there is quite a wait until the next book is released.
This series is one of my ultimate favourite books that would be put onto my shelf and saved onto all my kindles for future re-reads as each time you read it, you seem to discover more about the characters and this amazingly cruel but beautiful world that has been created.
An absolute must read to anyone who enjoys a strong female character, fantasy with a touch of romance. (less)