Throne of Glass and Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas Book Review!!! (Or, sort of fangirling)

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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 

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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)

My Thoughts

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

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“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.

My Thoughts

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 ❤

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I want to remember days like today ❤

Actually, this happened yesterday but I wasn’t able to create a blog post about it. Let’s all pretend it’s yesterday. Okay? Bear with me.

I woke up feeling groggy because I took medicine so I could fall asleep longer and earlier. The reciprocation was when I woke up, though. I felt so tired. I texted my boyfriend to annoy him and fight but he just went here to invite me to go out.

I casually told him that I want to have an adult coloring book and he surprised me with one 🙂

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It’s really therapeutic, you should try it if you think you need a new hobby or you feel that reality is being so suffocating.

Lately, I’ve been listening to classical music and it helps me concentrate on what I am doing. A good news also came. I have an up-coming interview tomorrow as an Admin Staff.

I don’t know if I am ready for  work but we’ll see. Then, we went out and visited a nearby coffee shop with a very bookish name. (though, not particularly a book I am fond of)

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It’s one of those days I want to last a long time. It’s one of those rare moments I really feel like there’s a safe place out there. I am just really happy that I have someone like him in my life. He is so patient and understanding in whatever mood I am in and forgiving even when I can’t forgive myself.

And then I went out…

I was struggling for days because I cannot go out. I had a lot of chance to go last week but I can’t seem to have the reason and the energy to do so. My parents are out and my mother rang my boyfriend and asked him to come pick me up so I won’t be bored all day. Turns out he has a photography assignment. He can’t take a picture to save his life so I tried my best and here’s the outcome.

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(photoset: Third world problem)

What do you think guys? I know I’m not that good but it’s mobile photography so please forgive me. Haha 😀

Update! Update!

Hi guys! I’ve been meaning to do a review but I haven’t finished a book for a couple of days for some reason that I think some of my friends here in WordPress already know. But, I want to make an update about the status of my bookishness, so, here it is!

First of all, I want to be honest that I am guilty of starting a book and stopping midway and picking up new one. The first few weeks of August has been an awesome reading time for me but I had some difficulties finishing a book for the past few days. Here are the books I owe bigtime because I haven’t finished them when I am supposed to.

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DUFF(Designated Ugly and Fat Friend) by Kody Keplinger

I am on page 70 and I think I am enjoying but I actually watched the movie last Wednesday and I liked it! But, it’s really far from what I’ve read. Should I still push through or not?

99 Days by Katie Cotugno

On page 88. Enjoying it so far but I really find the story slow-paced and very predictable. I mean, I tried reading How To Love before and I wasn’t able to finish it at all. I tried to get back to it but I really find myself not enjoying at all. This one’s better but still, I really want to finish it, but maybe not too soon. Patience, mah friend, patience.

The Map in The Attic by Jolyn Sharp

The least popular of the squad but I’d be honest that I am loving the feel of this investigatory book. It’s simple but I’m really looking forward to finishing it soon. I got it a year ago at a sale.

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Okay, so don’t judge me. Yes, I am a Hobbit and LoTR fan but yes, I am guilty. I haven’t read the books so that makes me a hobbit fan(bad pun, I know) I’m still far from finishing because it entails focus and the right background music (haha) to be able to focus on everything. But, of course, it’s perfect!

All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Rereading this book of emotions for the 3rd time and I am not ashamed of it. Finch foreveeeer! ❤

Okay, so there. I cannot promise that I will be able to finish all of the above but I will try. Will you help me decide which ones should I finish?

Next are my…

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Okay, so  this is kinda tough because I don’t usually set books to read since I don’t have much option but these are the books that I would probably read because I have them available.

Vanishing Girls by Oliver Lauren

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

Once Was Lost Sara Zarr

Between Us and The Moon by Rebecca Maizel

So, there! I have a lot of free days so I will be able to read for a while. Maybe, it’s a preparation because God has something in store for me. 😀

I’m hoping for the good 😉 And more books as well. ❤

’til next post. Buh-bye! :*

Hi guys!

I just started this blog 2 or 3 weeks from now and I have come to the fruition of my plans despite the fact that I am nowhere near popular. I just made a Facebook Like Page: Oleen reads and loves

And if you are interested you can just click the LIKE BUTTON and I will try to provide you with bookish posts that hopefully you will enjoy! Thanks! ❤