OMG!!! Thank you SOOOO much for having a giveaway for crown of midnight. I read the ebook and it was AMAZING!!! And to have a chance to win the actual copy *swoon*.
"You have the skills," Chaol said, "but some of your moves are still undisciplined."She broke her stare with Cain and glared up into Chaol's face "That's never stopped me from killing before," she spat.Chaol chuckled at her agitation and pointed his sword at the rack, allowing her to get to her feet. "Pick another-something different. Make it interesting, too. Something that will make me sweat, please.""You'll be sweating when I skin you alive and squish your eyeballs beneath my feet," she muttered, picking up the rapier."That's the spirit."Ahh Chaol's sooo funny.
He snorted, following after her as she walked. "I never took you fora superstitious person. How does that fit into your career?"She glared at him over her shoulder before she strode into thebathing chamber, Chaol close behind. She paused on the threshold."Are you going to join me?" she said, and Chaol stiffened, realizinghis error. He slammed the door in response.
"Are you- by the Wyrd, you're really sick, aren't you?" He called for a servant, helping her from the chair. The world was clearer now. What had he been asking?"Come on. Let's get you into bed." "I'm not ill like that," she groaned. He sat her on the bed, peelingback the blanket. A servant entered, frowning at the mess on thefloor, and shouted for help."Then in 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 a handthrough his short brown 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 quickly as his feet could go without running, tripping slightly in the doorway as he staggered into the rooms beyond.
"Get up," Chaol snarled in her ear. "Now."She sat up with a jolt, the world bright and foggy. Several lesser nobles in her pew laughed silently. She gave Chaol an apologetic look and turned her gaze to the altar. The High Priestess had finished her sermon, and the songs of Yulemas were over. She only had to sit through the procession of the gods, and the she would be free."How long was I asleep?" she whispered. He didn't respond. "How long was I asleep?" she asked again, and noticed a hint of red in his cheeks. "You were asleep, too?"Until you began drooling on my shoulder.""Such a self-righteoud young man," she cooed, and he poked her leg."Pay attention."
Lovely review, chica! COM really ramped up EVERYTHING. And "it takes it away from us painfully" is the most accurate sentence EVER. Also? Thanks so much for the giveaway!
Also my favorite scene...GAH. Probably the cake scene.
"With you scowling at everyone, no one will ask me to dance." Chaol's dark brows rose. "I'm not scowling at everyone." Even as he said it, she spotted him frowning at a passing courtier who looked too long in Celaena's direction."Stop it!" she hissed. "No one will ever ask me to dance if you keep doing that!He gave her an exasperated look and strode off. She followed him to the border of the dance floor."Here, " he said, standing at the edge of the sea of swirling gowns. "If anyone wants to ask you to dance, you're in plain sight."
She rolled her eyes. "If it pleases Your Magnanimous Holiness, I shall call you by your first name>"" 'Magnanimous Holiness'? Oh, I like that one." A ghost of a smile appeared on her face and Dorian looked down at the book. "this isn't one of the books that I sent you! I don't even own books like these!"She laughed weakly and took tea fro, the servant as she approached."Of course you don't, Dorian. I had the maids send for a copy today.""Sunset's Passions, he read, and opened the boko to a random page toread aloud. " 'His hands gently caressed her ivory, silky br-' " His eyes widened. "By the Wyrd! Do you actually read this rubbish? What happened to Symbols and Power and Eyllwe Customs and Culture?"She finished her drink, the ginger tea easing her stomach. "You may borrow it when I'm done. If you read it, your literary experience will be complete. And," she added with a coy smile, "it will give you some creative ideas of things to do with your lady friends."He hissed through his teeth. "I will not read this."She took the bok from his hands, leaning back. "Then I suppose you're just like Chaol.""Chaol?" he asked, falling into the trap. "you asked Chaol to read this?""He refused, of course," she lied. "He said it wasn't right for him to read this sort of material if I gave it to him."Dorian snatched the book from her hands. "Give me that, you demon-woman,I'll not have you matching us against each other."
"Are you done being smug?""Are you done vomiting your guts up?""For the time being," she snapped. "Perhaps I won't be so courteous next ime, and I'll just vomit all over you instead.""If you can catch me," he said with a half smile.
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 wouldn'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!"
I'm gonna say what I want what I really really want! I want this book too spice up my life! Oh! Did you like that? I thought it was pretty clever lol!
Thank you soo much for hosting this giveaway!!! I really loved Throne of Glass and I am dying to read Crown of Midnight!! The love triangle, the high fantasy and everything else I love it all!
I have to mention that my favorite parts of Throne of Glass are when Chaol and Celaena train together and when they go into her room to eat. I like how they are getting to know each other and start crushing on each other lol
Besides the scenes with Chaol, I really liked Celaena's kick-awesomeness. "She dropped into a crouch. As the blade sailed overhead, she lashed out at his legs. He didn't even have time to cry out as she swept his feet out from under him, nor did he have the time to raise his weapon before she crouched over his chest, the iron coated tip of the staff at his throat. She brought her mouth close to his ear. 'My name is Celaena Sardothian,' she whispered."
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