Sunday, September 13, 2015

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Throne of Glass
By: Sarah J. Maas
Published: May 7, 2013
Source: Library

Just wow, this book was amazing it had everything I love in it, adventure, mystery, romance, & angst! Celaena has officially become one of the most badass heroine's I have encountered in the book world. I mean she's has wit, is snarky, and will never back down from what she believes in and I love it! Gosh, sometimes I felt like she was trolling us when we were trying to figure out who Celaena would end up with, like she would make those moments where Dorian and her would have, especially when she danced with him at the ball, or when they would talk together in her bedroom. But then there would be those moments where Celaena would have so much fun with Chaol and when Chaol is realizing slowly that he has become so custom to being with her that he becomes jealous without knowing when Dorian is with her. I mean Dorian he was so charming and the sort of boy I would've shipped with Celaena if Chaol wasn't there. - hides from the things fangirls of DorianxCelaena will throw at me- That's right I am a proud ChaolxCelaena shipper, and I personally think this is the right ship to be in! I mean she and Chaol are seriously good together, they have that tension in the air in the beginning but as time pasted it grew into something more that I hope to believe was love. 

I really like Nehemia, she's the fictional best friend that I would've wished to have. She had secret's in the beginning and was suspicious, but she came through at the end and saved Celaena multiple times, and I would've liked to say that she's a Chaol and Celaena shipper! xD I also liked Nox, he wasn't like the other competitors and was such a sweetheart!! I mean he wasn't just a person that approached Celaena so that he could later betray her, he genuinely was a person who approached her because like her he didn't like the other competitors and was different. Though I will miss him, but maybe Sarah J. Maas will reprise him in the other books? I don't know but I hopefully am hoping to see both of these characters in the next few books! 
~Favorite Quotes~
One things I've been hoping to do but haven't done on this blog was put up the book quotes I liked, I mean I love quotes so much I have a notebook full of quotes! xD & if I ever did quotes for the Infernal Devices.. well it would be a lot. Now back to the topic, here are some quotes that I loved from Sarah J. Maas' book Throne of Glass! P.S. There are gonna be a lot of quotes so I do hope you guys are patient enough to read them all! xD

“My name is Celaena Sardothien. But it makes no difference if my name's Celaena or Lillian or Bitch, because I'd still beat you, no matter what you call me.” - Celaena Sardothien
“With each day he felt the barriers melting. He let them melt. Because of her genuine laugh, because he caught her one afternoon sleeping with her face in the middle of a book, because he knew that she would win.”  - Chaol Westfall
“No matter what happens," she said quietly, "I want to thank you."Chaol tilted his head to the side. "For what?"
Her eyes stung but she blamed it on the fierce wind and blinked away the dampness. "For making my freedom mean something.”  - Celaena Sardothien
“Celaena," Chaol said gently. And then she heard the scraping noise as his hand came into view, sliding across the flagstones. His fingertips stopped just at the edge of the white line. "Celaena," he breathed, his voice laced with pain—and hope. This was all she had left—his outstretched hand, and the promise of hope, of something better waiting on the other side of the line.”  -Chaol Westfall from Celaena's point of view
“Enjoyed that, did you?" Chaol growled.
"Immensely." Celaena patted Chaol's arm as she took it in her own. "Now you must pretend that you like me, or else everything will be ruined.”  -Chaol Westfall and Celaena Sardothien
“She moaned into her pillow. "Go away. I feel like dying.""No fair maiden should die alone," he said, putting a hand on hers. "Shall I read to you in your final moments? What story would you like?"She snatched her hand back. "How about the story of the idiotic prince who won't leave the assassin alone?"
"Oh! I love that story! It has such a happy ending, too—why, the assassin was really feigning her illness in order to get the prince's attention! Who would have guessed it? Such a clever girl. And the bedroom scene is so lovely—it's worth reading through all of their ceaseless banter! -Celaena Sardothien and Dorian Havilliard
“Nor had she missed when they zigzagged between levels, even though the building was a standard grid of hallways and stairwells. As if she'd lose her bearings that easily.
She might have been insulted if he wasn't trying so hard.”  - Celaena Sardothien
“He won every game, yet she hardly noticed. As long as she hit the ball, it resulted in shameless bragging. When she missed - well, even the fires of Hell couldn't compare to the rage that burst from her mouth. He couldn't remember a time when he'd laugh so hard.”  -Dorian Havilliard
“I'm not ill like that," she groaned. He sat on her bed, peeling back the blanket. A servant entered, frowning at the mess on the floor, and shouted for help.
"Then it what way?"
“I,uh..." Her face was so hot she thought it would melt onto the floor. Oh you idiot. "My monthly cycles finally came back!"
His face suddenly matched hers and he stepped away, dragging his hand through his short hair. "I-if...Then I'll take my leave," he stammered, and bowed. Celaena raised an eyebrow, and then, despite herself, smiled as he left the room as quick as his feet could go without running, tripping slightly in the doorway as he staggered into the rooms beyond.” - Chaol Westfall and Celaena Sardothien
 “What you did for me, Chaol,” she tried again. “Not even with Cain, but when you—”
“I have to go,” he interrupted, and half turned away.
“Chaol,” she said, grabbing his hand and whirling him to face her. She only saw the haunted gleam in his eyes before she threw her arms around his neck and held him tightly. He straightened, but she crushed her body into his, even though it still aggravated her wounds to do so. Then, after a moment, his arms wrapped around her, keeping her close to him, so close that as she shut her eyes and breathed him in, she couldn’t tell where he ended and she began.
His breath was warm on her neck as he bent his head, resting his cheek against her hair. Her heart beat so quickly, and yet she felt utterly calm—as if she could have stayed there forever and not minded, stayed there forever and let the world fall apart around them. She pictured his fingers, pushing against that line of chalk, reaching for her despite the barrier between them.” - Celaena Sardothien and Chaol Westfall
 “Would you like to dance with me?”
He laughed. “With you? No.”
She looked at the marble floor, her chest tight. “You needn’t be so cruel.”
“Cruel? Celaena, Perrington is just over there. I’m sure he’s not happy about you being here, so I wouldn’t risk drawing his attention any more than necessary.”
Chaol’s eyes softened. “If he weren’t here, I would have said yes.” (...)
“Anyway,” Chaol added, jerking his chin at Dorian, “I think you have far more attractive suitors vying for your attention. I’m boring company to keep.”
“I don’t mind being here with you.”
“I’m sure you don’t,” Chaol said dryly, though he met her stare.
“I mean it. Why aren’t you dancing with anyone? Aren’t there ladies whom you like?”
“I’m the Captain of the Guard—I’m not exactly a catch for any of them.” There was some sorrow in his eyes, though it was well concealed.
“Are you mad? You’re better than everyone in here. And you’re—you’re very handsome,” she said, taking his hand in her free one. There was beauty in Chaol’s face—and strength, and honor, and loyalty. She stopped hearing the crowd, and her mouth became dry as he stared at her. How had she missed it for so long?
“You think so?” he said after a moment, looking at their clasped hands. - Celaena Sardothien and Chaol Westfall
 Lol I made it colorful, so you guys would be more inclined to read the quotes xD
But seriously why didn't I discover Sarah J. Maas earlier? So far her one book is so amazing, there's no telling how much more books I'll have to discover that are by her!

Until then, Cindy x)

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Why I haven't been active

Hey guys I am not going to be posting as much anymore as you guys have seen these past few weeks.. I just have been really busy recently because school has already started for me and also because I have sports practice every day. So I'm really sorry that I won't be updating and adding reviews as much anymore but I promise I'll try to update whenever I'm not busy, I'll try to reply to comments, & try do tags that people nominate me for! :) Also I have started reading Throne of Glass, which I may say is awesome plus the storyline is so good! & For your information I ship Chaol and "Lilian", like I love there relationship. Though I haven't finished the book yet, I saw that little hint in the beginning that she has been using a alias since the King of Assassians officially made her his apprentice, so I'm pretty excited to find out her real name xD And omg I can feel that the history/story behind Sam will be sad!!! D: So anyways heads up cause when I finish the book I'll try to find some time to put up a review! ;)

Until then, Cindy x)