Reviews by Tag: assassins

Teen Review
Throne of Glass book cover

Throne of Glass

By Sarah J. Maas
Star Rating
★★★★★

Rated by
Anonymous
May 3, 2024

Throne of Glass is a novel written by Sarah J. Maas. The main character, Assassin Celaena Sardothien, is given a chance to earn her freedom from grueling labor in the Endovier mines. Her one shot at freedom depends on her winning a competition that will make her the kingdom of Adarlan’s Royal Assassin. After a year in the mines, she is already weak and malnourished putting her far behind the rest of the competition. 

Teen Review
Throne of Glass book cover

Throne of Glass

By Sarah J. Maas
Star Rating
★★★★

Rated by
TeenReviewer11
Mar 22, 2024

In Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas, Celaena Sardothien is a trained 18-year-old assassin who was forced to work in a prison camp named Endovier. She is then given the chance to fight for her freedom when Prince Dorian invites her to compete to become the king’s champion. Celaena must beat 23 other chosen thieves to gain her freedom. As the competition progresses, Celaena’s competitors begin dying and she must discover which creature is hiding in the castle.

Staff Review
Red Vengence by Margaret Stohl

Red Vengeance

By Margaret Stohl
Star Rating
★★★★

Rated by Anne G
Jun 26, 2023

Red Vengeance is not bad for a teen thriller franchise book. This is a superhero story that features Black Widow and Red Widow, her protege. It is a sequel, and I am hoping there will be a third in the series as well about Natasha's past in the shadow organizations.

Teen Review
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Throne of Glass

By Sarah J. Maas
Star Rating
★★

Rated by
Augustine H.
May 24, 2022

Summary: Celaena Sardothien, the world’s most famous assassin, was betrayed and forced to work as a slave in the salt mines of Endovier. Now, the King of Adarlan has offered her a chance at freedom: fight in his competition against twenty-three other assassins, mercenaries, and soldiers, and be the last one left. But in the middle of the competition, when her competitors start dropping one-by-one with mysterious symbols written across their bodies, she learns there is something dark happening behind the scenes.

Teen Review

Graceling

By Kristin Cashore

Rated by
Olivia from Leawood Pioneer Library YAAC
Mar 16, 2016

Katsa has been able to kill a man with her bare hands since she was eight - she's a Graceling, one of the rare people in her land born with an extreme skill. As niece of the king, she should be able to live a life of privilege, but Graced as she is with killing, she is forced to work as the king's thug. When she first meets Prince Po, Graced with combat skills, Katsa has no hint of how her life is about to change. She never expects to become Po's friend. She never expects to learn a new truth about her own Grace - or about a terrible secret that lies hidden far away...

Staff Review

Poison

By Bridget Zinn
Star Rating
★★★★

Rated by Kate M.
Jun 24, 2014

When Kyra, the youngest and most talented potions master in the kingdom, has a vision of the soon-to-be-married Princess destroying the land, she knows what she must do: kill the princess…her best friend. Kyra is distraught at the thought of killing her best friend, which must be what causes her poisoned dart to miss it’s target and send Kyra running for her life from the Crown’s justice. Looking for another chance to save the kingdom, Kyra acquires a tracking pig from the King of Thieves, and a boisterous traveling companion, Fred.

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