Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Teaser Tuesday: Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
To play along just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas.

Crown of Midnight –
Bloomsbury Childrens

It took one look at the mostly melted candle on her nightstand to know that her encounter in the tomb hadn’t been some awful dream. Which meant that far beneath her room, there was a talking door knocker imbued with an ancient animation spell. And that Elena had yet again found a way to make her life infinitely more complicated.
— Chapter 7

She’d learned the only skills that could keep her safe. To escape death, she’d become death.
— Chapter 38

I am not currently reading this book for the very simple reason that once I sat down to read it I only stopped when I finished it ... and I can only urgently ask you, if you haven’t read Throne of Glass to get your hands on a copy and start reading this amazing series. This sequel will turn everything you thought you knew about this world right up on its head. It will open completely new vantage points, confirm a few suspicions, give you a dose of what you wanted to happen since the beginning of book one, and then it will lovingly plunge the (metaphorical) dagger into your back and twist. The writing is fast-paced and very visual (at points not for the squeamish) and the plot is definitely well-structured and not at all average. I had my suspicions about one or two things but others were surprising (yet not unreasonable if I think back on the clues that were hidden in the text). Very rewarding to read and I want more! Waiting for publication dates still isn’t my forte ... you’d think that I would get better at that, but no such luck.

Have you just breezed through a book you were anticipating for quite a while? Did it meet your expectations and are you now waiting for the next book again? Let’s hear from you in the comments!


Vonnie R said...

A talking knocker? Reminds me of the movie, Labyrinth. The second teaser, btw, is an attention grabber. Good job!

My Teaser

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger (大哥) said...

Sounds like a great adventure!

Here's my teaser for you: Dan Brown Portal

Natalie @ Book Lovers Life said...

I have both of these on my shelf but I want to wait till book 3 comes out before I start. There have been amazing reviews about these. Great Teaser :)

Karen and Gerard said...

This sounds like a crazy one! Good teasers!
Here's ours: http://ourstack.blogspot.com/2013/10/teaser-tuesday-four-for-you.html

Chene Sterckx said...

This is a great teaser and definitely sounds like something I would enjoy :)

here is my Tuesday Teaser. if you want to check it out

Chanzie @ Mean Who You Are.

Autumn Hull said...

I hear great things about this series. Thanks for sharing!

Andrea Geist said...

Good teaser, especially escaping death to become death. Here are Mine! http://andreareadsandreviews.blogspot.com/2013/10/tuesday-teasers-102213.html and http://reviewbooksandmore.com/2013/10/22/tuesday-teasers-102213/

Anonymous said...

Sounds like something I would read! Great teaser. Here is my TT http://cynthiastacey.com/2013/10/22/teaser-tuesday-oct-22/

Cyn said...

Great teaser! I loved this book (more so than Throne of Glass even haha). It was so action packed! Now we have to wait for the next one...Thanks for sharing!

Here's my teaser at Bookmunchies (:

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I'm always amazed by the ability some authors have to create totally unique worlds. This sounds like a good series.
My Teaser is from PEACE BY PIECE.

Mei said...

I'm currently holding on to this one too. :)

Kirsty-Marie Jones said...

A talking knocker? Haha. I haven't started this series yet, but I think I'll have to.

Heres mine

Kirsty @ StudioReads

Tribute Books Mama said...

Sounds exciting!


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