Thursday, October 15, 2015

Swoon Thursday # 157 ~ Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4) by Sarah J. Maas

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My Swoon for this week comes from:

Queen of Shadows
(Throne of Glass #4)
Sarah J. Maas  

First - The Blurb:

Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she's at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past . . .

She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die just to see her again. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen's triumphant return.

Celaena’s epic journey has captured the hearts and imaginations of millions across the globe. This fourth volume will hold readers rapt as Celaena’s story builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world.

Second - The Swoon:

“You make me want to live, Rowan. Not survive; not exist. Live.” 

And a little further along in the story...

“He shifted his arm so he could brush her hair back. His fingers lingered along her jaw. “You make me want to live, too, Aelin Galathynius,” he said. “Not exist—but live.” He cupped her cheek, and took a steadying breath—as if he’d thought about every word these past three days, over and over again. “I spent centuries wandering the world, from empires to kingdoms to wastelands, never settling, never stopping—not for one moment. I was always looking toward the horizon, always wondering what waited across the next ocean, over the next mountain. But I think … I think that whole time, all those centuries, I was just looking for you.” 

Oh wow! How can you not love this scene. Such a sweet and tender moment.

Queen of Shadows is the forth instalment of The Throne of Glass series and the story just keeps getting better and better. So much mystery. So much action. And a good dose of romance. Definitely a must read.

My Rating: 5 out of 5

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  1. Not reading this too closely because I am totally going to be reading this one before the year is over!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  2. ROWAN! I ADORE HIM! You picked fantastic quotes. This was easily my favorite of the series.

  3. I loved those moments too. I picked the first one in my post to feature as well! Glad you enjoyed it!

  4. Ah I seriously need to get onto reading this one. I am so behind since school started picking up.

  5. Centuries looking for her- dang! Hello heart you can start beating again!