19 August 2012

In My Mailbox (84)


Tis a week of surprise!  We had a family emergency and so my dad and I left early Saturday morning -- I had to wake up at the ungodly hour of 4:30 -- and seven hours later, we're in Kentucky.  And trust me, I have, like, seven books with me. *wink*  This sudden, horrific intake of fast food is really wreaking havoc on my system.  And four days without yoga is making me feel old.

This week was a testament to the fact that Barnes & Noble is a financial trap for poor, unsuspecting book lovers like me.  I cannot go in there without buying a book.  So I ended up with:

After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin. Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king's council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she'll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom. Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilirating. But she's bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her... but it's the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best. Then one of the other contestants turns up dead... quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.

What did you get in your mailbox?