Thursday, July 11, 2013

Swoon Thursday (#26): Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

Swoon Thursday is a hot meme hosted by the fabulous ladies at YA Bound!


- From the book you’re currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOON. What got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering

- Try to make the swoon excerpt 140 characters (or less), if you are going to tweet about it. Use the hashtag #YABOUND when tweeting


This week, my swoon is from Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas!


***Any time you see [redacted] is where I took out this gentleman's name. Mwahaha...***

So [redacted] brushed away her tears, lifted her chin, and kissed her.

The kiss obliterated her.

It was like coming home or being born or suddenly finding an entire half of herself that had been missing.

His lips were hot and soft against hers - still tentative, and after a moment, he pulled back far enough to look in her eyes. She trembled with the need to touch him everywhere at once, to feel him touching her everywhere at once. He would give up everything to go with her. She twined her arms around his neck, her mouth meeting his in a second kiss that knocked the world from under her.

She didn't know how long they stood on that roof, tangled up in each other, mouths and hands roving until she moaned and dragged him through the greenhouse, down the stairs, and into the carriage waiting outside.

- eARC, 45%



Okay, while this scene sounds really romantic and swoony... this book was NOT. I didn't enjoy the romance in this book because Celaena is STUPID.

But whatever. Overall, minus the romance, the book was amazing :)

36 comments:

  1. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't even use my words right now. GRRR. I don't like hearing that Celaena is being stupid. It's easy: Chaol. The end.

    Great pick dear, though now I am going to wallow because this book doesn't come out until next month.

    My Swoon

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

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  2. Great swoon choice! Sorry the book itself was not quite so romantic.

    My Swoon @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

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    1. That's okay, because Celaena has time to redeem herself.

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  3. You think she's stupid? lol I read this book earlier in the week and I actually didn't mind it, she just over reacts I think, argh! It is a hard one! Nice swoon though.

    Here's My Swoon!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

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    1. Maybe overreacts is a better word for it ;)

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  4. You Sneak! :D Removing the gentleman's name--now I'm dying to know who he is. Too bad about the romance, but I might still have to check it out, even if only to learn the gentleman's name. LOL.

    My swoons from Destiny’s Fire by Trisha Wolfe and My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century by Rachel Harris.

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    1. Please do! The plot of this series is masterful. The romance... not so much lol :)

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  5. Wait, what? I'm a little more than halfway through and I'm loving this.....now I'm scared!

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    1. OH MY GOSH CHRISTINA! You can't look while you're in the middle of the book! D:

      I'm sorry! I hope I didn't ruin anything :\

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  6. Grat swoon. Thanks for stopping by mine.

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  7. I'd never even heard of this book so thanks for introducing me to a new one. Here's mine:

    http://nevaehnewadultbooks.blogspot.com/2013/07/swoon-thursday.html

    :o) Nevaeh

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    1. I hope you read it! The series is awesome :)

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  8. Great kissing scene!!! Too bad the romance in this book sucked! That must have been frustrating. I'm glad you enjoyed the rest of the book though. Based off of that kissing scene, you would think there would have been better romance. Thanks for sharing Alyssa.

    Here's my Swoon:
    http://www.abookishescape.com/2013/07/swoon-thursday-26.html

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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    1. Lindy, it was very frustrating, but the thing is, the plot of this book is totally more important than the romance. So that makes it a tiny bit better ^_^

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  9. Hmm.. Yes, this does sound romantic. Too bad the romance wasn't all this scene made it out to be =(
    My Swoon

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  10. Great Swoon! I haven't read these books yet though they do sound interesting. Sometimes the romance isn't a big part of the story which is fine by me especially if the book is really intense, story wise.
    Thanks for dropping by my Swoon!

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    1. I agree with you - in this case, the plot is VERY intense :D

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  11. I always like when a kiss is described as coming home :-)

    Check out MY SWOONS

    Enjoy, ladies!

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  12. Great swoon, and how evil are you for taking the man's name out. I have to learn to do that. I hate when the gal is stupid though. Makes me want to shake the book.

    My Swoon

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    1. LOL I am cruel. And yes, I had a ton of "throw Kindle at wall" moments.

      Luckily, I didn't throw my Kindle.

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  13. Definitely want to read this one!

    Valerie
    StuckInBooks.com

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  14. I haven't read this, but I like the swoon! Totally hot!
    Great pick and thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  15. I haven't read this series yet, but I liked that swoon!

    Thanks for stopping by Part of that World :)

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  16. LOL Aseel, You crack me up,girl! Yeah I don't like stupid girls in my books either! I'm reading one right now that is stupid as they come. I finally said that's enough for me and quit reading. And if you know me as a reviewer at all, it takes heck of a lot for me to stop reading a book! But I did love your swoon! :) Thanks for stopping by my swoon.

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    1. Erm, it's Alyssa *cough cough*

      But yes, I know what you mean. I never stop reading a book - meaning, I always finish books I start.

      No problem, Debbie!

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  17. Don't ya just hate a stupid heroine - hopefully she smartens up a bit lol! If you hadn't of said it I would have thought this was a super romantic book from that swoon...pity cause I'm sucker for a good romance storyline :)

    Thanks for stopping by My Swoon

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    1. Everyone thinks that! But it has a great plot ;)

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  18. Arghhh! I wanna know who it is! Why is she stupid! Why why why? I actually have an ARC of this and why have I not read it yet? I honestly dont know... Great swoon and I have my fingers crossed its Dorian =]

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

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    1. GO READ IT! The romance is a dud, but the plot and action is AMAZING.

      And... you'll see ;)

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