Where you show a book that has been sitting on your shelf (or on your e-reader) just waiting to be read. It can be new or have been sitting there for a long time. Just show that book some love and let us know why you bought it or why it has been sitting there -- originally by Laura's Adventures in Bookland.
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Meet Celaena Sardothien. Beautiful. Deadly. Destined for greatness.
In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteen year old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal mistake: she got caught.
Young Captain Westfall offers her a deal: her free in return for one huge sacrifice. Celaena must represent the prince in a to-the-death tournament - fighting the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land. Live or die, Celaena will be free. Win or lose, she is about to discover her true destiny. But will her assassin's heart be melted?
I randomly picked this book up when I was in WHSmiths, just because there was an offer on and I had to pick another book. I was feeling quite adventurous for me so I picked up a random book not knowing what it was about or any reviews on it and bought it on a whim.
I got drawn in my the absolutely beautiful cover - now I don't normally like covers with pretty much just a figure on the front but this one I thought was brilliant. You can just see so much emotion in this cover and it looks as though it doesn't give anything away other than the fact that she's possibly (if she is indeed the protagonist of the book) a fighter. The only thing that I don't like is the red writing, it slightly ruins an almost moody feel that this book gives off.
This has been on my shelf for a couple of months now, only because I keep on finding books that I've heard are good and want to read them as soon as possible, and only because I haven't heard much about this one I seem to be pushing it to the back. This is, however, the next on my to be read list, so let us hope that nothing gets in the way this time.