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My pick for this Wednesday sounds absolutelyamazing and I cannot wait to get my grubbies on it! A Crown Prince, royal assassins, a competition to the death, romance, intrigue – ahhh! Due out on August 7, 2012 from Bloomsbury Children’s, I give you…

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 kings 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.

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Yeah, now you want it, too, right?! You can thank me in the comments below 😉 The cover is gorgeous, and i love the dagger on the cover model’s arm. VERY FIERCE!

What are you “waiting on” this Wednesday? Leave a comment below with a link to your goodies so I can stop by and say “Hi!”

Happy reading, dear readers!