“You could rattle the stars,” she whispered. “You could do anything, if only you dared. And deep down, you know it, too. That’s what scares you most.”
RATING: 5 STARS
Could I give any less to any Sarh J Maas book?
After serving out a year of hard labour 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 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 exhilarating. 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
Again, this book has left me breathless.
First things first, I love Chaol Westfall and how protective he is of Dorian. Their friendship is just the best!
I like how he doesn’t trust Celaena in the start but then grows attached to her and cares for her. And, okay, with both Dorian and Chaol pining after Celaena it gets kinda weird like when Chaol catches Dorian coming into Celaena’s rooms after some ball and then tells him to leave cause it is dangerous but it is more than that, you get me, yeah? But it is also cute!
And then we have Dorian Havilliard, our beloved Crown Prince of Adarlan and let me say that I have never read a character as loyal, dedicated, caring and loving as him. I mean, he is Crown Prince so he could be pampered or something but well, he loved people and he sees his father for who he really is and while he is a little selfish and he uses his looks and reputation for stuff like getting together with all the girls, he does have a very good and noble heart within.
Also, I loved the competition for the King’s Champion and while it was a little frivolous, I loved how it seemed to complicate everything yet make it so simple. The thing with Cain was awesome! And, I also love how Celaena and Nox became friends and that she helped him out and told him everything and let him just leave.
And, the duels at the last when Celaena was fighting against Gavin and she said:
“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.”
I loved that and how it threw him off.
Also, before I forget my possibly favourite moment – When Chaol kills Cain to protect Celaena! Those feels, ahh! I felt as if I was dead myself.
Also before I forget to mention, I love how Celaena writes to Dorian about wanting books to read and how Dorian writes back and how Chaol reacts to all of it.
“No. I can survive well enough on my own— if given the proper reading material.”
Fleetfoot. Oh, I love that dog, he seems so fluffy and nice and cuddly and I want more of him! I love that Dorian gifted it to Celaena for the Yulemas.
And, the Yulema’s ball! Celaena crashed it and danced with Dorian and it was so fun and cool and the way Chaol was watching them and the end at the balcony – it was crazy and wonderful. Oh, and on Yulema’s morning when Dorian gave her Three pounds of candies and she ate about half of it even before breakfast.
Sorry, I’m just ranting here but all in all, this book is lovely and I’m hyped for the release of Kingdom of Ash and well, you should all really read this book if you haven’t already!
Anyways, what did you all think of my post? Have you all read this book> What did you people think about it? Tell me in the comments below. Will be waiting to hear from you all, it means a lot to me.
Peace out cuties ♥