“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.”
This book was defiantly worth the wait, not wanting to get caught up in the hype and wanting to read the series as a whole I've waited since 2012 to finally read this!! I loved everything about it, the pacing and how it all built to the climax with all the threads coming together at the right time.
This book has laid the groundwork amazingly for the series to come, the main plot of Celaena fighting to become the kings champion to win her freedom and the more fantasy Fae element.
“Libraries were full of ideas—perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.”
After thinking on it a while I think I gave this book 4.5 stars because I wanted a slightly different Celaena. After reading the novellas I think I had expected her to spend more time in the mines, so I thought we'd have a more broken character who not only has to heal her mind but her body too. I wanted to see her shed her pampered princess attitude and grow differently.
But all in all this book was amazing, and absolutely worth the wait!! I do kind of regret not reading Maas sooner, but I love that I can just binge read her series now instead of waiting.
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“Once there was a boy from the sea who fell in love with a girl from the desert.
But he wondered if a boy from the sea and a girl from the desert could ever survive together. He feared that she might burn him alive or that he might drown her. Until finally he stopped fighting it and set himself on fire for her.”