When i read the blurb, i was all like
HOLD ON TO YOUR THROWING KNIVES, THIS IS GOING TO BE KILLER!
This book started strong, very strong, with Celaena being dragged out of the mines in chains. I loved her train of thought. Badassery, this girl rocks!
So i settled in for a good story.
Then stuff went disturbingly Disney. And before i knew it, I've realized that the throwing knives will be used for one thing only.
Being inside of Celaena's mind read like this:
Oh i can kill you all, i just don't want to. I can beat you any time, i just can't be bothered. I can do whatever i set my mind to, because i'm awesome, but i won't show it, because it's ok if the other people don't think i'm awesome, it's enough that i know i am, and am telling you that i am, in fact, awesome.
I thought she would be fighting bad guys, not petticoats, winning the competition and her freedom, but naaaw, she is to busy playing footsie with the prince.
The blurb was seriously misleading. I expected a badass female version of Assassin's Creed, but got a lazy Cinderella instead. All the frilly-frilly froo-froo made my head hurt.