AUTHOR: Sarah J. Maas
SLATED RELEASE DATE: August 27, 2013 (Bloomsbury USA Children’s – North America)
OFFICIAL BLURB: An assassin’s loyalties are always in doubt.
But her heart never wavers.
After a year of hard labor in the Salt Mines of Endovier, eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien has won the king’s contest to become the new royal assassin. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown – a secret she hides from even her most intimate confidantes.
Keeping up the deadly charade—while pretending to do the king’s bidding—will test her in frightening new ways, especially when she’s given a task that could jeopardize everything she’s come to care for. And there are far more dangerous forces gathering on the horizon — forces that threaten to destroy her entire world, and will surely force Celaena to make a choice.
Where do the assassin’s loyalties lie, and who is she most willing to fight for?
Usagi’s Take: Holy wow. This definitely represents Celaena’s character way, way more than the original cover for book one, IMO. I’m in love with this (and the cover redesign for the paperback release of book 1!). *grabby hands* MUST HAS.
Ashleigh Paige’s Take: Why hello there! Pretty pretty pretty. I love this cover, because of the colors and her expression, but I am a little concerned about her pose because it looks like the infamous(ly painful) boobs-and-butt pose, but I’m having such a hard time confirming it that I’ll overlook it. I agree with Usagi: MUST HAS. I’ll get it and the paperback together so they can pretty up my shelf!