The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas

Available At: Electronic, Air Academy, Liberty, Rampart, Timberview

Categories: Cursing, Sexual, Violence

Description: In these five prequel novellas to “Throne of Glass,” feared assassin Celaena embarks on daring missions that take her from remote islands to hostile deserts, where she fights to liberate slaves and avenge tyranny.

YA Label?: Sometimes

Notes: This book contains violence; mild profanity; and inexplicit sexual activities.

Violations (Miller Test [MT] & Colorado Obscenity Test [CD])

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Page 345: “…girls trained until they were seventeen, when their virginity was sold to the highest bidder.”

Page 444: “She pushed him against the wall, and his hands roamed all over her back, her sides, her hips. She wanted to bask in the feeling- wanted to rip off her suit so she could feel his callused hands against her bare skin. The intensity of that desire swept her away.”

Page 509: “He kissed her neck, and she arched up into him as he ran his hand down the plane of her torso, unbuttoning her tunic as he went. She didn’t want to know where he had learned to do these things.”

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