Holy bed!! (yeah, whatever, I’m on my bed right now) I cannot explain what I feel right now. I just finished Crown of Midnight ten minutes ago and all I can say is, “Oh my gosh, oh my gosh!” The only fantasy novels I’ve ever read(except dystopian) are the the Harry Potter books , but this one, Throne of Glass, oh my!! I just wanna squeal and fangirl all day! But before that, we have to do a short review for each. Ready? Ready!
Throne of Glass
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 king’s council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she’ll serve the kingdom for four 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.(goodreads)
Celaena, Celaena. Who wouldn’t want to be you? I mean, yeah you have a troubled past but how could you be so strong yet so fragile all at the same time? And all those witty banters that you enamored the captain of the guard and the prince himself. But, don’t be fooled. The book does not revolve around the love story, but rather with Celaena and all that is surrounding her and the world she lives in. It’s the most interesting world I’ve ever come across so far! I had the same feels with Harry Potter, but it’s very different, it’s just that, I get the same excitement with these books. Moving on, I won’t bother giving you any spoilers but I just really want to release all the excitement that I am feeling right now and all the things that I love about the first book.
1.The main character is such a badass and witty and pretty and smart. Not to mention, she’s the world’s deadliest assassin who will become the King’s champion.
2.The love triangle is so absorbing yet it doesn’t really overturn the whole story. It’s just always in the background but it has significance on who Celaena is and how she handles making decisions. But, I ship Chaol and Celaena until the end! ❤
3.The Princess! I love her!
4.The castle made of Glass, the wyrdmarks and all the names you will have a hard time pronouncing.
5.The writing itself is splendid and perfection.
6. The UK cover is so cool.(photo above)
When I finished the book one, I know I have to read the second book as much as possible. This series have made a lot of fans all over the world for years now, and now I know what the hype is all about.
Crown of Midnight
“A line that should never be crossed is about to be breached.
It puts this entire castle in jeopardy—and the life of your friend.”
From the throne of glass rules a king with a fist of iron and a soul as black as pitch. Assassin Celaena Sardothien won a brutal contest to become his Champion. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown. She hides her secret vigilantly; she knows that the man she serves is bent on evil.
Keeping up the deadly charade becomes increasingly difficult when Celaena realizes she is not the only one seeking justice. As she tries to untangle the mysteries buried deep within the glass castle, her closest relationships suffer. It seems no one is above questioning her allegiances—not the Crown Prince Dorian; not Chaol, the Captain of the Guard; not even her best friend, Nehemia, a foreign princess with a rebel heart.
Then one terrible night, the secrets they have all been keeping lead to an unspeakable tragedy. As Celaena’s world shatters, she will be forced to give up the very thing most precious to her and decide once and for all where her true loyalties lie… and whom she is ultimately willing to fight for.
The first chapter already caught my attention. Not just because it’s less than 24 hours before I continued the series, but because, THAT WAS BRUTAL AND CRUEL AND COOL all at the same time. I’ve read a lot of reviews that each books gets better and I must admit, that this book is better than the first and I don’t know how Sarah made it so awesome as this. All the twists, all the revelations made it even more interesting and mind-blowing. I even cried because of Chaol(Yes I know, I’m bias but I really ship them, okay?). Celaena’s reactions aren’t what’s always what you thought it would be. She would never fail to surprise you. I loved it! I couldn’t wait to start the third book later (haha!) Here are the things that made me squeal and cry: *Spoilers though*
1. Chaol and Celaena did it. (Okay, let me explain, I’m not a perv or something and there are no graphic details in the book, but, just UGH! I really love them together)
2.Mort is a talking door knob, wait is he a door knob? But he’s part of the door and he’s talking because of magic.
3.The friendship of Calaena and the princess came to a halt because the princess died making her depressed and out-of-control with all the anger.
4.When she admitted to Chaol that she did not really kill some of the people the King wanted her to kill.
5.The revelation of her true identity and the promise that he will come back for Chaol(and for Dorian for that matter)
So, there! I told you, I wouldn’t talk about a lot of things because my mind is faster than my fingers and I cannot seem to grasp everything. I just really want you guys to know, that you wouldn’t regret trying out the fantasy genre. There are actually good books out there and I would highly recommend this series. For now, back to reality!
Have you read the series or planning to? Let’s talk on the comments section below ❤