Sara J. Maas has created a delightful series. Celaena Sardothien is not perfect and has aspects to her personality that I didn’t expect. This assassin loves to read books and wear beautiful dresses when she isn’t kicking ass and taking names. Celaena is the strong heroine every young girl and woman needs to read about. She is not the damsel in distress simply because she likes pretty gowns. She is not meek and weak because she takes pleasure in books. Celaena is fierce and fights her own battles. Don’t ask me how I know, but this series gets better with every book. I am counting down the days to book 7! If you even remotely like this first book, I encourage and implore you to read the rest of them.