“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.”
That quote is still one of my all-time favorites and I feel like it’s just so perfectly representative of Celaena and her journey.
I don’t think I could ever express my love for this book and this series properly. Man, do I adore it though. I remember the first time I picked this book up, completely blindly back when only the first two books had been released. I found a copy at the library, desperate for a good fantasy series and devoured it in less than a day. I immediately text my friend and told her she had to read it, while I went to grab the second book from the library. I gave her the library copy, and we’d both finished the first two books in less than four days. Lucky for us, that happened to be the day after book three was released. What was a reader to do when the waiting list at the library was ten people long? Drive to Barnes and Noble ten minutes before the close and pick up two copies, dropping one off at my friend’s house before rushing home to read my own copy. :p This series called out to me from day one and I’ve adored it since I picked it up from the library.
People can be harsh with this series- and so many others; I’ve yet to let anyone else’s opinions change or alter my own though, and I tend to take books at face value. I enjoyed the storyline, and to me, that’s what books are all about- the escape, the new world, the characters. And this book certainly offered all of that and then some. I’m tired of what this community has turned into at times, hating on authors or readers for what’s written or enjoyed and it makes me sick sometimes. Unless a book is BLATANTLY sexist, or BLATANTLY racist, agist, etc. I have no problem with them if I enjoy the storyline. And in all honesty, I don’t need that negativity, I don’t need those sorts of people surrounding me. Celaena said it best, “No. I can survive well enough on my own— if given the proper reading material.”
Thank you, Maas for providing this world. I adore Celaena and her journey. I love Chaol, Dorian, Nehemia, and everyone else alongside them- good or bad. I will stand by this series until the end, I adore it with all my heart.
-Crown of Midnight
-The Last Magician