If I were to choose…

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Hi there!!!

Today I am going to do a fun activity. My first Dream Cast… Yay!! I am so excited. [a jiggle and a twirl]

I am sure all of us visualize the characters when we are reading a book. The character becomes dearer to us if the image is crystal clear in our minds.

I am going to choose ten characters, created by the same author in its various books. Then I am going to give them a well known face which I feel fits perfectly on them. As I go along, I will speak about the reasons behind my choice.

So let’s start….

  • First I need to choose one of my favourite authors. I have to keep it in mind that the author must have written enough books to have at least Ten characters.

This is easy for me. I choose Sarah J Mass. This lady is phenomenal when it comes to character building.

  • Next step is to choose the Ten characters and cast them…

I choose the following:

  1. AelinAelin aka Celaena is a young girl of Eighteen who is a fantastic assassin. She has white blonde hair and atheletic body. She is a beautiful girl who loves to dress up in her spare time. My choice for Celaena-

 Aelin 3 AMANDA SEYFRIED

2. Chaol He is a young captain of guards. Not excessively handsome, but having a ruggedness in his face killing with his clear golden-brown eyes. For me Chaol is-

Chaol

MAX IRONS

[Oooohhh!! fanning myself!!]

  1. DorianNot much older than twenty, he has striking blue eyes contrasted with his raven-black hair. Achingly handsome the prince is gentle in nature. For me, Dorian can only be-

Dorian

 PRINCE DORIAN

[This guy felt so perfect to me, for Dorian. In the whole excitement, I downloaded the pic but forgot to get his original name… So I will just call him Prince Dorian… I request you all  to help me get to know the name of this handsome stranger 😉]

4. Manon Blackbeak This witch is exceedingly beautiful but at the same time very strong. She is a leader of the most disciplined group of witch fighters. Manon has a strong kind heart and she is a warrior. With all these attributes I felt the best person who can portray the character is-

manon2

EMMA STONE

5. Rowan– He is a Fae prince. Bold, Strong and with years of experience along with a sad past. A trainer and a loyal friend. For me Rowan is defintely-

Rowan

CHRIS HEMSWORTH

6. Feyre A huntress, a fighter , a survivor. A girl who looks after her family just because of an oath given by her in her innocence at the age of eight. A girl who wants to have a normal life but can’t as she is the sole bread earner of her family. A girl who has dreams of her own. A young girl who is fearless to go after the things which she wants without thinking about the consequences. My cast for Feyre is –

Feyre

ZOEY DEUTCH

7. TamlinWith his golden hairs and green eyes, the High Lord of Prythian is a handsome guy. Kind and understanding, he treats his friends equal irrespective of whether they are human or fae. I believe Tamlin should be-

Tamlin

ALEX PETTYFER

8. RhysandThe puzzle. An enigma. A mystery. With dark black hairs and handsome face, Rhysand is a character which takes time to be understood. The feelings which he hides within his persona, can be seen only when he wills them to be seen. This was one character having many shades and one of the most difficult to find. So, here it goes-

Rhysand

BEN BARNES

9. Lucien– Scarred yet handsome. The loyal friend of Tamlin with a sad past. Courageous and level headed. Lucien could only be-

Lucien2

SAM HEUGHAN

10. Nesta– The eldest sister of Feyre comes up as a spiteful person. But under this demeanor there lies a fiercely loyal heart and a very strong will. Protective about her sisters, she doesn’t get easily persuaded. This combination of beauty and strength in her personality fits only on-

Nesta

JENNIFER LAWRENCE

So these are my dream casts for the characters made alive by Sarah J Mass.

Did any one of these matched your imagination? Would you like to see a movie featuring them?

Leave your opinions in the comment box below 🙂 

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Review of Throne of Glass

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Throne of glass

TITLE: Throne of Glass 

 

AUTHOR: Sarah J Mass

 

SERIES: Throne of Glass

 

GENRE: Fantasy – Paranormal

 

READ AS AN ONLINE READ

I came across this book accidently. While surfing on the net idly, about fairy and fantasy, I tumbled upon the whole series published so far…

As I started reading first few lines of the book, it unveiled to me – Celaena Sardothein.

Before I go any further, let me be fair and honest here. I am a little biased towards the books having female protagonist. So, with a main female character and five paragraphs after, reading this book became inevitable. And believe me, it isn’t the decision I regret at all 🙂

I had thought of writing the review for the whole series but on second thoughts, it felt unjust. All the books of this series published so far are a marvel in themselves. Hence, I present the review of the first book of this series- The Throne of Glass.

BEST QUOTES:

“Libraries were full of ideas–perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.”

“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.”

PEEK – A – BOO

At the age of eighteen, Celaena Sardothein is a convict serving in the prisons of Endoveir until she is escorted out by the King’s Captain, Chaol, to present herself in front of Prince Dorian. The Crown Prince offers her to participate for competing to be the King’s Champion. The prize is her freedom after serving the king for four continuous years- an opportunity too good to refuse.

Twenty three men and Celaena contest for becoming the champion of the evil king of Adarlan. Entering the competition with an alias name- Lillian, she pretends to be an average competitor. In her journey, she befriends Prince Dorian- the handsome prince who shares the passion of reading with Celaena; Chaol Westfall- the captain of King’s guard, who trains Celaena for the competition; Princess Nehemia- Princess of Eyllwe who teaches her the language of magic, the Wyrdmarks.

With the progress of competition comes the death. Something evil is killing the competitors one by one. The strangeness and brutality of the deaths signal towards only one thing — Magic has returned in the kingdom. While investigating about the mysterious deaths, Celaena comes across a whole maze of tunnels where she unearths many hidden secrets.

Guided by the spirit of the first queen of Adarlan, helped by her friends, Celaena treads on a dangerous path to achieve her destiny. Will she succeed or succumb???

RATINGS:

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MY TAKE ON TTOG:

Sarah has given life to one of the strongest protagonist I have come across and with equally powerful storyline. Throughout the series [Yes, Couldn’t resist reading all the published parts at one go… Oops, greedy me!!], there is a whirlwind of action around Celaena which makes you grip the book and keep turning the pages non – stop.

The best part of the whole story is that every character is unique in its own. None of them over-shadowed each other. Sarah is a beautiful storyteller. The way she has weaved interesting incidents throughout the book, is praiseworthy. It certainly allows no scope for the reader to keep the book down for an instant also.

The character of Calaena is wonderfully portrayed – she has skills of an assassin, fears of orphaned child, will of a survivor, flaws of human, vanity of a woman and memories of lost homeland.

She had been a prisoner, malnourished and weak, but still she pushes herself beyond her limits while training under Chaol. She is sharp minded and observant of her surroundings as well as people. Within few moments, after she is brought in front of the prince, she deduces their intention; which renders the Prince and the Captain speechless. Her confidence impresses me the most. Staying in one of the most dangerous prisons of the kingdom, for a longer time, than most can survive – she still remains undaunted

She is haunted by her past but instead of drowning in its sorrow, she draws strength from what she had lost – to live life to its maximum. She is an assassin well known and feared among the most dangerous of thieves, rogues and assassins; and she is just eighteen !!!. She doesn’t allow the demons of her work overshadow her personality. This is evident when she saves life of another competitor in one of the drills. [I can go on and on describing Celaena 😉 but maybe we can leave the character to be dealt in a different article individually 🙂 ]

It won’t be fair if the other main characters aren’t discussed here. They also play crucial roles in the storyline. Let me start with:

Dorian- The crown prince of Adarlan is handsome and charming. Bypassing the initial hiccups, he befriends Celaena, and becomes one of her good friends. While sharing the habit of reading books they have been shown to indulge into mild romance.

Chaol- This guy intrigues me more than Dorian. Reading Chaol gives you a feeling of something contained under the lid. He is so controlled in himself. He pushes his feelings and emotions deep within himself. One may keep wondering what Chaol is thinking or how will he react to any given situation. These traits make him more mysterious and hence, more interesting [*sigh].

Nehemia- She is one of her kind, I must say. A princess with such bold and straightforward opinions. A rebel leader and master in the language of magic, she helps Celaena at her most crucial stage. She is a true match for Celaena and both become friends immediately.

The whole story has a smooth constant flow with its ups and downs at right places. The pace of events is quick which leaves you excited but not confused. From the first page itself, the things can be seen in clear perspective. The language is easy and effective.

On the top, Sarah plays with the emotions so well that one can feel them as if they were their own. I smiled at the spontaneous replies and dialogues. I felt the tension and excitement of Celaena as she travelled through the tunnels or fought with her competitors. I was saddened when she remembers her lost life. All in all, the journey between varied emotions is as good as the journey through the book.

The description of the scenes is beautiful and one can see vivid images in front of their eyes as they read through. The magic entwined in the story creeps on you slowly. It isn’t like a blast on your face but like a vine which places it footing slowly in the chapters, starting with appearance of flowers near Celaena’s cot. By the end of the book, the magic grows fully and roots itself in each and every frame of the story.

A thorough work has been done while sketching all the various characters in this book. Sarah has sketched each cast in the story with an individuality of its own. One can relate with these characters as if one has known them from a long time. Characters, whether small or big, hold their importance. Each of them holds strings of at least one twist in the whole story. Even after reading the story, it remains with you for days…. such is the effect of this great storyteller – Sarah J Mass.

To end it, I would say this… The book is a must read. Even if you may not be avid readers of fantasy genre, this book can rattle those fortifications of your belief…

Until next time… Happy reading