There are normally two reactions to this book:
1) Ew, the main character is annoying.
2) OH MY GOODNESS THIS BOOK IS THE CENTER OF MY FANGIRLING WORLD!
I’m the second one, and I wanted to share with you one of my all-time favorite fantasy series.
Warning: Excessive fangirling detected ahead. Proceed with caution.
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas starts after Celaena Sardothian, a famous assassin, was sent to the Salt Mines of Endovier as a punishment. She was given the opportunity of freedom if she participated in this competition to become the King of Adarlan’s Champion (a.k.a. the person to do all of the King’s dirty work). To disguise her from the other people in the castle, she was Celaena during the events and Lady Lillian during the parties.
Something evil lurks inside the castle, and it wants death. One by one, competitors start to turn up murdered, and Celaena has to figure out what’s causing them before she ends up with the same fate.