Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

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“Before she was deadly, Now she is unstoppable.”

*This contains some Throne of Glass spoilers but none related to the book being reviewed. Read this at your own risk.

“She is the greatest assassin her world has ever known.
But where will her conscience, and her heart, lead her?

After a year of hard labor in the Salt Mines of Endovier, eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien has won the king’s contest to become the new royal assassin. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown – a secret she hides from even her most intimate confidantes.Keeping up the deadly charade—while pretending to do the king’s bidding—will test her in frightening new ways, especially when she’s given a task that could jeopardize everything she’s come to care for. And there are far more dangerous forces gathering on the horizon — forces that threaten to destroy her entire world, and will surely force Celaena to make a choice. Where do the assassin’s loyalties lie, and who is she willing to fight for?”

Amazon Synopsis

What I say in this review, will not do this book justice. It was amazing! My favorite book of this year! My favorite book of all time! It was a whirlwind of emotions and the ending was absolutely shocking yet great. The action, romance and magic is even better than the first book but seriously if you thought Throne of Glass was exceptional, then Crown of Midnight will blow you away.

Once again this book  was amazing, I actually cried in the ending, it was so powerful and unexpected. Packed with plot twists and extremely  fast-paced, this book exceeded all my expectations. The Romance was again carefully woven into the story without foreshadowing the main plot but with a new love interest. It was just beautiful and I loved how it focused on Celaena’s job as the King’s Champion, while creating this exciting atmosphere.  Like I said I have not done this book justice.

If you have read Throne of Glass, and have yet to pick up Crown of Midnight, pick it up right now! You won’t regret it at all. Rating: Way, way, way beyond 5/5 Stars. Thank you for reading. Like, Comment and Follow me, if you like.

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Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier (translated by Anthea Bell)

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“Eternity hangs from this moment”

“Gwyneth Shepherd’s sophisticated, beautiful cousin Charlotte has been prepared her entire life for traveling through time. But unexpectedly, it is Gwyneth who in the middle of class takes a sudden spin to a different era!

Gwyneth must now unearth the mystery of why her mother would lie about her birth date to ward off suspicion about her ability, brush up on her history, and work with Gideon—the time traveler from a similarly gifted family that passes the gene through its male line, and whose presence becomes, in time, less insufferable and more essential. Together, Gwyneth and Gideon journey through time to discover who, in the 18th century and in contemporary London, they can trust.

Kerstin Gier’s Ruby Red is young adult novel full of fantasy and romance.”

Amazon Synopsis

Ruby Red  is the first book in a trilogy by Kerstin Gier. Originally written in German, this book has been translated into twenty six languages and has become an international best seller. I personally found this book to be enchanting and magical with all it’s time traveling, and the mystery revolving around certain events was very interesting and suspenseful. I recommend that you pick this book up (link down below). Now onto the-sort of spoilery- review:

This book was utterly spell-binding, I fell in love with most the characters, and I say most because some were terrible and awful people, e.g.Gwen’s Aunt. I loved the premise and I felt like it was explained really well. The time-traveling element was perfect and very entertaining. I found the main character Gwen very relatable and I loved her weird best friend Lesley. I really liked her relationship with Gideon and I found their encounters to be very enjoyable to read. Anyway very good, fast-paced book that holds your attention and keeps you captivated. I’ll definitely be checking out the sequel Sapphire Blue.5/5 stars.

Amazon link: Ruby Red Amazon

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Author Love #1

This world has many great authors. So I thought I’d start a series of articles about authors that affected my life, somehow and that I would post about one different author every week.The authors that I pick would have changed my life through their beautiful writing, gave me another home in their stories and made me love reading, which makes me ever so grateful. So kicking off ‘Author Love’ is…

 Veronica Roth

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I remember receiving Divergent as a birthday present, and I can honestly say that it was one of the best presents ever. I was in a reading slump that Summer and I hadn’t read anything, I picked this book up after my birthday and I  plunged into this world, with characters I felt like I’ve known for my entire life. She is such an amazing author. Her fast paced writing style always keeps me on the edge of my seat. She has written a series that made me cry and unable to speak properly for days, after finishing. She has rekindled my love for books, after having spent time not reading, not only but she has made me aspire to be like her and  publish a novel at such a young age and have it turned into such a big success that has inspired many people worldwide. Veronica Roth you are a true role model.

Tune in next week for another ‘Author Love’ installment.

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Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Throne-of-Glass-BIG“Nothing is a coincidence.Everything has a purpose.You were meant to come to this castle.Just as you were meant to be an assassin.”

“In a land without magic, where the king rules with an iron hand, an assassin is summoned to the castle. She comes not to kill the king, but to win her freedom. If she defeats twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition, she is released from prison to serve as the king’s champion. Her name is Celaena Sardothien.

The Crown Prince will provoke her. The Captain of the Guard will protect her. But something evil dwells in the castle of glass–and it’s there to kill. When her competitors start dying one by one, Celaena’s fight for freedom becomes a fight for survival, and a desperate quest to root out the evil before it destroys her world.”

Amazon Synopsis

The Throne of Glass is a gem in the ever-evolving fantasy field. I enjoyed this book so much! I went in with no expectations and I was blown away. It was a perfect merge of all the elements that one would love in a book. Maas first published her first draft of this book at the tender age of 16 on a website, the book was recieved really well with tons of fan mail flooding her inbox and 10 years later after redrafting countless times Bloomsbury published it in 2012. As you can see Mass is a very inspirational person and she has definitely inspired me to attempt writing a draft for a novel. If you haven’t read ToG I recommend you pick it up, scroll down to the amazon link below to purchase it. Now onto the detailed-may contain minor spoilers-review:

I felt this book was perfectly paced, with beautiful world and character building. I instantly fell in love with Calaena Sardothien (protagonist), her character was well developed and her backstory, that built up to her becoming the most notorious assassin in the land of Erilea, made me shed a few tears. The fantasy element was amazing, with that twinge of suspense and mystery. The action in the story had me sitting on the edge of my seat, it left me gasping for breath at certain points and goosebumps literally climbed my arms and legs . The romance wasn’t rushed and did not have the love-at-first-sight element that I personally despise, it is woven into the story so that it wouldn’t ruin the plot but compliment it. The princess (Nehemia) was such an amazing person and a great friend for lonely, tortured yet ruthless Calaena. The antagonists were great at being evil and served the story well. The end of this breath-taking story left me wanting more and I have began reading the sequel Crown of Midnight, this will be a six book series, the third book will come out September 2nd 2014. Mass’ poignant, sharp and descriptive style has won me over. 5/5 stars.

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Amazon: ToG