These three novellas (and a fourth due out in July) by Sarah J. Maas are leading up to the beginning of her debut YA novel THRONE OF GLASS, which is coming out August 7, 2012 from Bloomsbury!
I’m not going to give you the blurb for all three because that would make this the most massive blog post ever, but each cover is linked to their goodreads page so you can click through and see what each novella is all about!
The first thing I have to say about these books is how much I LOVE Celaena, the main character. She’s feisty (and not just a little bit kickass) and at the same time quite girlie…which is a lot of fun. I think the best thing about Celaena is that even though she is this awe-inspiring assassin who can take down pretty much any adversary, she is still completely relatable.
Every character in Maas’s books is a complete 3D, fully fleshed out person. Never once are you left feeling like you didn’t have a full grasp on what makes a character tick.
Also, let me just throw it out there that this lady knows how to write some action! Swords and fists are flying through all three stories as Celaena is put in some seriously tough spots.
But do you want to hear the best part? Do ya? His name is Sam. Oh. My. Gravy. Maas can WRITE some romantic tension! (The Assassin and the Underworld is FANTASTICALLY full of this. Oh so yummy. Well, they all are really, but this one is my favorite so far. Ha!)
Okay, really, I could gush all day long over these books, but the bottom line is: READ THEM. All three will keep you on the edge of your seat begging for more. Promise.
Now I just wish it were July so I could have the next one…