Saturday, November 16, 2013

Character Spotlight: Celaena Sardothien

I figure it is that time again where I spotlight a kickass chick and the first one who came to mind was Celaena Sardothien from Throne of Glass by: Sarah J. Maas. Celaena is awesome and nothing can stop her. There will be some spoilers included in this post. 

Celaena is a tough cookie! She is the most feared assassin of her time, if not the most feared ever, and she is a girl of 18. When we first meet Celeana, she is being released from a year of hard labor in prison. She has survived a year in a place where most people don’t even last a month. Celaena has been hardened, and not just by the past year, but also from the events that led up to it. She lost her parents at a young age in a truly brutal way. Not only that, but the events leading up to her year in prison caused her to lose another person she loved. With all the tragedy in her past, it is no surprise that Celaena has built up walls. What is even more amazing is that she still manages to let people get past them.

Celaena is tough and feared and nowhere near being a damsel in distress. She can take care of herself and has no problem doing so. However, she is also very vulnerable. When she loves someone, she loves them completely. But loving people opens you up to hurt and sadly she does get hurt. Her connections to Choal, Dorian, and Nehemia all cause her pain. She tries to distance herself to keep from getting hurt, but at the base of it, she wants to belong and to have people she can trust. That is what makes Celaena great! That no matter what happened in her past, she still strives to find somewhere to belong and people to belong with. It is admirable. 

Celaena is the kind of character that proves girls can be the strong one and the one who saves the day. Celaena is the one who does the saving. She is also one who will take risks. She follows her morals and will do anything to protect those she loves. She goes to incredible lengths time and time again. She is strong without being the feisty and snarky heroine that is constantly reminding people how strong she is. She doesn’t need to remind anyone because they know.

Celaena is everything you want from a fantasy heroine and if you haven’t met her yet, you should remedy that.

Favorite Celaena Quotes:

“My name is Celaena Sardothien. But it makes no difference if my name's Celaena or Lillian or Bitch, because I'd still beat you, no matter what you call me.” –Throne of Glass

“As my friend, you should either bring me along, or keep me company." "Friend?" he asked. She blushed. "Well, 'scowling escort' is a better description. Or 'reluctant acquaintance', if you prefer.” – Throne of Glass

“Of course." He picked up the brown bag of candy on the table. "What's your..." He trailed off as he weighed the bag in his hands. "Didn't I give you three pounds of candy?"
She smiled impishly.
"You ate half the bag!"
"Was I supposed to save it?"
"I would have liked some!"
"You never told me that."
"Because I didn't expect you to consume all of it before breakfast!"
She snatched the bag from him and put it on the table. "Well, that just shows poor judgment on your part, doesn't it?” – Throne of Glass

“Who said anything about shame?" She gestured down to her naked body, even though it was covered by the blanket. "Honestly, I'm surprised you're not strutting about, boasting to everyone. I certainly would be if I'd tumbled me.
"Does your love for yourself know no bounds?"
"Absolutely none.” - Crown of Midnight

“What does that mean?" he demanded.
She smiled sadly. "You'll figure it out. And when you do..." She shook her head, knowing she shouldn't say it, but doing it anyway. "When you do, I want you to remember that it wouldn't have made any difference to me. It's never made any difference to me when it came to you. I'll always pick you.” – Crown of Midnight


  1. Love this spotlight!! So true that Celaena is tough and has lived through a lot of things that normal people like myself would never have survived. She kicks major butt and I love how everyone who didn't like her necessarily in the first book kinda fell in love with her in the end.

    Great quotes. I still need to read Crown of Midnight but now after reading this post I feel like rereading the first book again.

    Thank you so much for sharing!

    Reese's @Reese's Reviews: MA2F

  2. Oh Celaena! She is so made of awesome! I am still reeling over the end of CoM! I need the next book like whoa! I love how fierce she is- and she really is one kick ass character! Great spotlight Teresa!

    1. Yeah... that ending in COM kinda crushed my soul... I really want the next book!

  3. I love the quotes you've shared! Calaena sounds like an amazing character and everyone seems to love her.
    Thanks for sharing!

  4. I haven't read this series but she does sound badass! Love the quotes.

  5. Oooooo I love this spotlight!! I think the first book in the series will be my next read! You've got me soo excited to meet this character! Love a bad-ass chick ;)

  6. Celaena sounds fabulous and so bad-ass!! I adore those quotes you shared. I have to meet this chick!! Awesome spotlight, wifey! <3


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