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I never know to say in these things. I guess that says something about me. I read a lot, write stories, and like books. I like a good debate. Nothing else is to say. :-)

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The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue
Mackenzi Lee

Romance and Killing

The Assassin and the Princess - Sarah J. Maas

I would say this is more of a 3 and 1/2 stars. Almost a 4.The thing I enjoyed the most about this book was not the good fight scenes, or magic or slow building mystery, or kickass female lead character...but the budding triangle. And I hate that sort of thing. Why I enjoy it this time is that I felt the strongest point of the book was the characters and their development. None were flat or too predictable. They had distinct personalities and all pretty likable. And importantly....their actions and reactions make sense and don't feel forced. I enjoyed all of their interactions. So I find myself rooting for all of them. All of their interactions were interesting and never boring. I look forward to future books and how they develop as well as discovering more about Celaena and her history and importance in the fight for the future of the kingdom coming.The next Major point for me was Celaena herself. I like that she was this trained killer, and very hard due to her life experiences, but she also had this vulnerability about her that made her relatable. Sometimes in the quest to create this tough, badass female character...the character is made too hard. Like steel...and kind of become removed from the reader. I like that she still had this part of her that like pretty dresses and a good looking face, and who was damaged and made mistakes, and sometimes wanted to run and hide and quit…she wasn’t not perfect...they all made for an interesting character. I don't like characters that are too perfect.I guess it all the story is typical...but the attention paid to making good, 3 dimensional, fleshed out characters made the book richer and more enjoyable,