Author: Sarah J. Maas
Plot and Themes: 4/5
Cheers Factor: 4/5
Pairing: Flaming Crown
This is basically a basic margarita just the lazy way that I like making, but I gave it a fun little twist. It reminds me of a bar here where I live and they cover everything with Tajin and I love it so I even bought my own.
“Hide from fate all you like. But it shall soon find you.”
2 oz lime juice
1 oz orange juice
1 ½ oz tequila
½ oz agave nectar
-Add ice to a shaker and combine lime juice, orange juice and tequila
-Add agave and shake again
-Use a lime wedge to rim a glass and on a plate add generous amounts of tajin
-Roll class gently and coat rim with tajin
-Add ice to glass and strain cocktail in
“You have lived your life aware that you will never escape certain burdens.”
Take a Shot: Celaena has been crowned the King’s Champion after narrowly winning his competition. Now she must journey to dispose of the enemies of the king. After ending her romance with the Crown Prince things start to heat up between her and the Captain of the Guard. However, it seems everyone is keeping secrets that might put them all in danger once again.
Again this book takes place in Adarlan which is meh. We still don’t see too much outside of the castle, but I do like the addition of the library and the secret library as well as the balls in the grand ballroom.
I love the way the story starts to splinter in this book and we really get to see more of Dorian and Chaol. I also love getting to see more of Nehemia. This book really starts to get into the psychology of each of the characters which is beautiful to see how deep they really are as well as the level of familiarity the author has with them.
Plots and Themes
This book is full of twists and turns from cute romance to devastating heartbreak. I do really love the way that all the events unfold and it sets the whole rest of the series up quite well with a lot of events that will likely inform the characters and their decisions moving forward throughout the rest of our time with them.
This is a really great second installment with a lot more character development that makes you even more excited to keep reading about the characters. It also makes you really learn a lot and truly care for the characters in a way you didn’t in the previous book.
Reasons to raise a glass: Believable circumstances, character development, character insight
Too Strong: the love triangle (it’s a worn out trope I just don’t love it when it’s in a fantasy book and yes I’m looking at you Twilight)
“Death was her curse and her gift and death had been her good friends these long, long years.”
Warning spoilers ahead after the read more button. Proceed at your own risk.
Each book here at Cheers&Chapters is rated based off of certain categories that are genre specific, however every book will get a Cheers Factor. The Cheers Factor is how much we wanted to raise our glass while reading it. So get your glasses ready and cheers!