September 9, 2014

Thirteen Days of Ash & Fire - An Heir of Fire Blog Tour: Day 12


Welcome to my stop along the Thirteen Days of Ash & Fire, Heir of Fire blog tour! We've been celebrating for two weeks now and I can't believe tomorrow is already the last day! All the posts have been so creative and I've loved planned every minute of this tour alongside Alexa, Jaz, Judith and Katie.

If you follow my blog or my Instagram, you know that one of my favorite things to do is decorate my apartment. I almost always have some new little project going on and when I was skimming through Heir of Fire hoping for some inspiration on what to do for my post, I came across the elaborate descriptions of Celaena's apartment. And that's when I got the idea to re-create the different rooms through mood boards.

Decorating your home is such a personal thing! At least, I think it is. It's a reflection of who you are and what you love. One of the characters uses the words comfortable, tasteful and cultured to describe Celaena's apartment. That's kind of how I hope people see my apartment when they visit. Celaena's tastes might run a little flashier than mine and I bet she has a bigger closet than I do but other than that, I think we're both trying to accomplish the same thing -- we want some place that just feels like home.

Now onto the mood boards! I'm going to use little excerpts from the amazing Heir of Fire to explain why I chose what I chose.

> Living Room
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"The apartment consisted of two bedrooms with their own bathing rooms, a kitchen, and a great room in which a deep-cushioned couch sprawled before a carved marble fireplace, accented by two oversized velvet armchairs." (pg212)

“Everything else was comfortable, tasteful, as if the apartment were for lounging and nights by the fire. And there were so many books—on shelves, on the tables by the couch, stacked beside the large armchair...” (pg214)

> Dining Room
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"The other half of the room was occupied by an oak dining table capable of seating eight, its place settings still laid out: plates of porcelain and silver, flatware that had long since gone dull." (pg212) 

"[..] the curtained floor-to-ceiling window spanning the entire length of the great room." (pg214)

"She had selected everything, from the figurines atop the mantel to the green napkins ..." (pg213)

"The table and the stag figurine atop the mantel were the only shreds of proof that she might remember." (pg214)

> Bedroom
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“Her bedroom was even more outrageous. It had a massive four-poster bed with a mattress that looks like a cloud and an attached marble-tiled bathing room that possessed its own plumbing system.” (pg214)

"The room was a map of her adventures.." (pg214)

“[…] the wall of the dressing room, staring at the gowns and the displays of jewelry.” (pg214)

So, that's how I picture Celaena's apartment!

Make sure to check out the rest of blog tour stops 
and enter the giveaways!

August 25 – Jaz @ Fiction in Fiction in Fiction
August 26 – Katie @ Polished Page-Turners
August 27 – Kelly @ Belle of the Literati
August 28 – Elena @ Novel Sounds
August 29 – Nicole @ The Quiet Concert
September 1 – Gillian @ Writer of Wrongs
September 2 – Judith @ Paperiot
September 3 – Melanie @ The Daily Prophecy
September 4 – Magan @ Rather Be Reading
September 5 – Andi @ Andi’s ABCs
September 8 – Gina @ Behind the Pages
September 9 – Rachel @ Hello Chelly
September 10 – Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books
*BONUS: Susan Dennard did a post too!*

GIVEAWAY #1 (International)

GIVEAWAY #2 (US only)

To learn more about the book, read my review and the information below:

Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne of Glass #3
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Publication Date: September 2, 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Synopsis: 
Lost and broken, Celaena Sardothien’s only thought is to avenge the savage death of her dearest friend: as the King of Adarlan’s Assassin, she is bound to serve this tyrant, but he will pay for what he did. Any hope Celaena has of destroying the king lies in answers to be found in Wendlyn. Sacrificing his future, Chaol, the Captain of the King’s Guard, has sent Celaena there to protect her, but her darkest demons lay in that same place. If she can overcome them, she will be Adarlan’s biggest threat – and his own toughest enemy.

While Celaena learns of her true destiny, and the eyes of Erilea are on Wendlyn, a brutal and beastly force is preparing to take to the skies. Will Celaena find the strength not only to win her own battles, but to fight a war that could pit her loyalties to her own people against those she has grown to love?

Purchase:

AUTHOR INFO

Sarah J. Maas is the New York Times bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series: Throne of Glass,
Crown of Midnight, and Heir of Fire, and the series’ prequel, The Assassin’s Blade. A New York native, Sarah currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and dog.

Author Links:
Official Website: http://sarahjmaas.com/

10 comments:

  1. LOVE this post! It's what Celaena would love as well - she has such style and her house would reflect it too!

    thank you :)

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  2. You so 100% totally nailed this! LOVE IT!

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  3. Yep, I want to live in Celaena's apartment. Who's her realtor?

    Love this!

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  4. Wow, I love this post! So pretty!

    I love the Throne of Glass series. Sarah's writing and storytelling abilities are just flawless! And I love Chaol. Haha. Thanks for the giveaway!

    -Jana

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  5. Hi! Thank you so much for the giveaway! I can't wait to start this series - heard it's amazing and lives up to the hype, so I'm very excited :)

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  6. Wow. I've visited almost all of the tour stops by now and I am really impressed by what everyone has put together, including this post. This is SO COOL and I can totally see Celaena's home looking like this. I totally wouldn't mind my home looking like this either. Really well done!

    Nicole @ The Quiet Concert

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  7. Hi!! I love the Throne of Glass series because Celaena is kickass and it reminds me of Game of Thrones! Thank you so much for the giveaway! :)

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  8. I love the Throne of Glass series! It's so great such a strong and capable female character

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  9. Seriously R, you NAILED it! Celaena's apartment would look exactly like this, with the beautiful colors and the piles of books and just the combination of comfortable yet beautiful. I'm so happy that this is what you decided to do for the blog tour, because no one else could have done it better!

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