My rating: 3 of 5 stars
With all the hype surrounding this series, I felt slightly let down by the debut. While the plot premise was intriguing enough to make me buy this book, the character of Celaena leaves me a little underwhelmed.
The plot became a little predictable and the story pace was plodding at some point in the story … I skimmed those that didn’t hold my interest. Dorian, Choal and Nehemia helped make the unfolding drama set in this fantasy realm bearable. However I’m not sure that’s enough to tempt me into continuing with the series. This is at most a 3-star read for me, and that’s me being generous, so unless I’m out of choices, I doubt I’ll pick it up for another read.