Day 5 ~ 25 Days of Book Boyfriends + Throne of Glass Giveaway


Thank you so much to Jessica, Teresa, and Chelsea who planned this blog event where each day one blogger spotlights a book boyfriend! There will be giveaways and swoonage, so make sure to follow the event with this schedule.

For those of you who know me well, you may know that I adore Chaol Westfall from the phenomenal Throne of Glass series by the spectacular Sarah J Maas. I have the highest praise for this series and for Sarah!

So why do I love Chaol Westfall? The better question is why wouldn't I love him? 
I think I need to start by giving you a background of Captain Chaol Westfall. He's the Captain of the Guard for the King of Adarlan. He comes from a wealthy family, his father is Lord of Anielle. He is twenty-two, has close-cropped chestnut hair and dreamy golden brown eyes. His best friend is Dorian Havilliard, the Prince of Adarlan. There are so many admirable traits that my fair captain possesses, and I've selected his best.

1. Loyal - Chaol is the most loyal character I have ever met. He'll stick by his friends no matter what.

2. Intelligent - Perceptive and strategic, Chaol is a smart guy. He can see things coming before anyone else. He'd be a great secret agent, he's done lots of recon and late-night following and tracking to take down Adarlan's biggest and baddest guys.

3. Hard-working - He gave up his title and worked his way up from soldier to Captain of the Guard. He's great at his job and takes pride in his work.

4. Fierce - Basically, he's super-badass. He can best the invincible Celaena Sardothien, notorious Adarlan's Assassin.

5. Thoughtful & Sweet - Although he has a rough exterior, he's actually the most thoughtful YA male I know! There are so many moments in this series where I just clutch my heart and say "Awwww!! That was so adorable and thoughtful and amazing of him."

6. Classy and Genuine - Everyone respects him. He's brutally honest. He's got honor, basically no vices, and they all see what a genuinely amazing person he is. As should you ;)

7. Passionate - We're used to seeing the prim and proper Chaol at court, but in Crown of Midnight we see a more passionate and sexy side to our captain. I APPROVE.

8. Attractive - Oh and he has that broody, sexiness about him. He's just really hot, okay?

Quotes


“I worry because I care. Gods help me, I know I shouldn't, but I do. So I will always tell you to be careful, because I will always care what happens.”

“Celaena," Chaol said gently. And then she heard the scraping noise as his hand came into view, sliding across the flagstones. His fingertips stopped just at the edge of the white line. "Celaena," he breathed, his voice laced with pain--and hope. This was all she had left--his outstretched hand, and the promise of hope, of something better waiting on the other side of the line.”

“Chaol kept his sword drawn. “I will not go to Anielle,” he growled. “And I will not serve you a moment longer. There is one true king in this room—­there always has been. And he is not sitting on that throne.”

“He would see that world reborn, even if it took his last breath."

The Book

After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin. Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king's council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she'll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom.

Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilarating. But she's bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her... but it's the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.

Then one of the other contestants turns up dead... quickly followed by another.


Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.

+Goodreads

The Author




Sarah J. Maas is the author of the New York Times and internationally bestselling Throne of Glass series. A New York City native, Sarah currently lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, with her husband and dog.

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And now... a giveaway!! 
You can win the ENTIRE Throne of Glass series. And it's international!! 

63 comments:

  1. OHHH YES. Chaol is my absolute favourite and always will be. I think he's one of the most complex characters in the series and I just love how much he's grown (especially at the end of HoF!)

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  2. I agree with this post 1000000000000000000000000000000000000%!

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  3. I think mine would be Beast from Grave Mercy. I just loved his character.

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  4. I haven't read the Throne of Glass seires yet. My book boyfriend would be Jem from the Infernal Devices trilogy

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    1. Awesome choice!!! I love Jem as well <3

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  5. I haven't read this series yet!ç---ç
    My bookboyfriend is JEM CARSTAIRS!

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  6. I have too many book boyfriends..some of them include Day from Legend, Peeta from HG, Mal from Shadow and Bone..

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  7. I do love Chaol, but my favorite book boyfriend HAS to be Rowan from Heir of Fire. DELICIOUS.

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  8. I have not read this series yet but I have pinky promised my two best blogging buddies that I will this winter!! That being said... my faveorite book boyfriend would have to be Avan from Gates of Thread and Stone. I think he looks like male model Miles McMillian. Lol. Thanks for this prime giveaway contest and Happy Holidays!!

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  9. I really love mal from Shadow and Bone

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  10. Gosh I do love Chaol and was so excited to see his represented on the tour! Although Rowan has worked his way into my heart Chaol is just *sigh* Thank you so much for participating in the tour!!!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

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  11. I've only read the first book, and it doesn't give enough Chaol time (more for Dorian or the competition :/ ).
    However, my other book boyfriends include Arin (Winner's Curse, by Marie Rutkoski), Day (Legend series, by Marie Lu), Duval (Grave Mercy, by Robin LaFevers), and Valek (Poison Study, by Maria V. Snyder).

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  12. Great post! I really need to read this book and meet him! Thanks for being on the tour! :-)

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  13. I've never met Chaol (don't hate me, I'll read him eventually!), but my top book hubbys are William Herondale (Infernal Devices), Cole Holland (Alice in Zombieland), Tucker Avery(Unearthly), Prince Brigan (Fire), Prince Kai (Cinder), James (All Our Yesterdays), Daemon Black (Lux), Kaidan Rowe (Sweet Evil), Prince Damian (Defy). I'll stop there. I could go on forever. Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  14. Okay, so pretty much all I have to say is: I LOVE CHAOL. LOVELOVELOVE.

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  15. I LOVE Chaol! My heart will not be the same ever CoM...... until Sarah J. Maas makes it right, that is. LOL. I was squealing at the end of HoF because YES! Stand up and take charge! I was so proud! This was such a great post! Thank you so much for participating in the tour!

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  16. I don't know who Chaol is. Please don't kill me. lol. But I do want to read these books.

    Four is my book boyfriend. I love him.

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  17. Haha, I do agree! Especially between Dorian and Chaol, I would most definitely pick Chaol. (Although I am liking Rowan from book three...;)).

    I'm trying to think if I have a book boyfriend at all, haha. I always loved Jem Carstairs, though. :) Oh! And Fre Weasley.

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  18. Throne of Glass is my fave series and I don't think I need to specify any scenes to prove how much I love Chaol. Crown of Midnight was the best book ever!!!! I cannot explain how much I want to erase my memory and read it once more.

    www.lite-rate-ture.com

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  19. Chaol is AMAZING! But I also love Maxon, Four, and Will Herondale!

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  20. Ooh, what a fantastic event! I was really disappointed by Throne of Glass, but this post is making me want to read Crown of Midnight really badly! I promised people I would read it, but it's not a priority of mine...now I'm thinking it should be! Great post, and thanks for the giveaway, Rachel! <3 My two book boyfriends are Will Herondale and James Mycroft from the Every trilogy by Ellie Marney. :)

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  21. It's always been Chaol. Can we each get one for ourselves?

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  22. Oh Rachel...you and your love for this series (and Chaol especially) never fails to make me smile. ;) I completely agree with everything you've written here - he's such an amazing character and love interest. :D Thank you so much for sharing and for the generous giveaway! ♥

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  23. Chaol is so amazing and definitely one of my top book boyfriends ;) He is just so swoon-worthy and I love how he can be so sweet at times <3 Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway!

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  24. Charles Beaufort the Eighth is my swoony book boyfriend. I actually haven't started this series but I WANT TO SO BAD! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  25. My book boyfriends are: Percy Jackson, Harry Potter, and Sam Henry. :D

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  26. book boyfies :> --> Levi (Fangirl), Tobias Eaton, Adam Wilde (and several others :P)

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  27. YES TO THIS! Chaol is everything you need in a boyfriend, basically :D

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  28. I wasn't really into Chaol in Throne of Glass. I was way more into Dorian. However, I am just about done with Crown of Midnight, and now I get it. Swoon!!!!!

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  29. I'm proud to say that I have a "book-boyfriends" shelf on Goodreads!! Hahaha!!! Some of them are Josh, Etienne and Cricket from Anna and the French Kiss, Park from Eleanor and Park, Jamie from Outlander, Po from Graceling, Akiva and Ziri from Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Day from Legend, Will and Jem from The Infenal Devices, Leo from Heroes of Olympus, Mr. Rochester from Jane Eyre, and Lestat from The Vampire Chronicles.

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  30. Yes, yes, yesyesyes. Although now I'm really sad and ugh it brings it all back and nononononono and it's not fair. <- That was pretty much me through Crown of Midnight and most of Heir of Fire, but I loved how he evolved through Heir of Fire and I had hope and then Celaena goes and crushes it. :(

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  31. I love Chaol, too! I've only read Throne of Glass, and need to catch up with the rest of the series, but those quotes are amazing :) He's so sweet.

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  32. Awww this is totally heart warming, I love Chaol, he is my favourite ship for Celaena. I loved seeing him exhibit his honour and loyalty and his softer side as well. He's such a sweet, strong guy who is perfect for her <3

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  33. YOU know I like just read Throne of Glass and omfg, Chaol and Celaena are my OTP. You also forgot SUPER ULTRA HOT!! At first when I started the series, I was in love with Dorian. But when Chaol opened himself up to Celaena, he really showed us a side of himself we never even knew he had!! Great and fantastic post! We must fangirl together <3

    Alex @ The Book's Buzz

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  34. I haven't read this series yet, but I've heard SO much about Chaol and I just know he'd be my type of guy. Thanks for the giveaway, lady!

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  35. My book boyfriend is Adrian Ivashkov.

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  36. Ashamed to say I haven't read this yet so can't comment on Chaol! My book boyfriend would be Levi from Fangirl - such a cliche answer, I know ;)

    Christina | Passion Obsession: Hosting a Christmas Giveaway

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  37. I APPROVE THIS I APPROVE THIS MUCH. I used to be Team Dorian honestly :P BUT CHAOL. But Rowan ;) I love Rowan Rowan is mine foreverrrr

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  38. I haven't read Throne of Glass yet, so I don't know much about Chaol, but based on your post he sounds perfect! I think I'd pick Jem for myself though. ;) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  39. Chaol definitely sounds like one to watch out for. I like the addition of quotes too, definitely helps to get a feel for his character.

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  40. Oh Chaol, he's a wonderful choice! But I would have to say Sam from The Assassin's Blade would have been my choice for Celaena...(*cries in corner*)

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  41. Oh, I've been meaning to read this book for ages! I've heard so much about it, all my friends rave about this series. So curious!
    Well, my perfect book boyfriend would be Fred Weasley :o)

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  42. AHHH I LOVE book boyfriend posts, haha. I have a whole tag on goodreads that is reserved just for my boyfriends, hehe.

    I haven't read this series yet....aka have yet to fall in love with Chaol. I will read this soon, though, especially since he sounds swooooon-adorable.

    Thanks for the giveaway, Rachel :)

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  43. I was on team Chaol until Rowan happened ;) so until Chaol stops being a d*ck, I'm all in for Rowan!

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  44. Oh you are like a billion percent right about this for sure. XD CHAOL IS THE BEST. I ship him and Celaena wayyyyy too hard. x)

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  45. I haven't read The Throne of Glass, tho. But my book boyfriends are the Darkling <3, Akiva, Arin, and Marco Alisdair!! Thanks for the giveaway :D

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  46. Need this series in my life so much!!

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  47. Because he's swoony and amazing and I just want him so bad for Christmas! :D BUT, my favorite book boyfriend is Tristan from Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen. So dreamy *le sigh*.

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  48. I really love Augustus from The Fault in Our Stars. To be honest, I think I like Dorian a tad bit better, after reading Throne of Glass. But Chaol is an amazing character as well <3

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  49. I love Daemon and Lucivar from Anne Bishop's Black Jewels novels, Curran from Ilona Andrews' Kate Daniels series, Terrible from Stacia Kane's Downside Ghosts series, Roarke from J.D. Robb's In Death series and Death from Kaylana Price's Alex Craft series.

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

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  50. Magnus Bane is one of my favorite book boyfriends, Christian Ozera from Vampire Academy, Roar from Under the never Sky, Chase and Sean from the Article 5 trilogy, and Day from the Legend trilogy. I have more but those should be enough for now.

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  51. I've not read this book before but my book boyfriend would be one of my own characters from a story I'm writing!!! ;)

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  52. I haven't read this story yet, but I want to so bad! Edward from Twilight or Peeta from Hunger GAmes, are who always come to mind first. But I know there are others, like Gansey from the Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater.

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  53. I haven't read this series yet :D,but sounds awesome and I plan to read :)

    My book boyfriends are Styxx(Styxx)
    Jackson (Sleigh Bells in the Snow)
    Adrian (Bloodlines)
    etc... :D

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway :)

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  54. My book boyfriends are Prince Tristan from Stolen Songbird and Prince Rafe from The Kiss of Deception. (I never cared much for princes until these two books.) I'm really looking forward to reading this series (:

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  55. I agree with lilhershey7 that one of my favorites is Tristan from Stolen Songbird, but I also love Ashe from Elizabeth Haydon's Rhapsody series, which I recommend highly! Rhapsody, the first novel, came out in the late 90's, so not many people know about it, and the most recent novel in the series came out this year! It is such an incredible fantasy series, with THE BEST love story plot (at least in my opinion). I really want to spread the love about this series, as I don't know anyone else who has read it. IT is totally worth it; you won't be disappointed, I promise!

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  56. Of the male protagonists I do prefer Chaol. ;)
    Mary G Loki

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  57. I actually am not that big of a fan of Chaol after reading Heir of Fire, I think he needs to sort his stuff out before I start taking him seriously. My book boyfriends would be 1) Will & Jem from the Infernal Devices 2) Noah Shaw from the Mara Dyer series 3) Aaron Warner from Shatter Me 4) Prince Ash from the Iron Fey series. Whew! that was a lot!

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  58. My book boyfriend is Adrian from Bloodlines! Thank you for the epic giveaway! :D

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  59. Still haven't read Throne of Glass series
    my book boyfriend would be Jamie Fraser from Outlander

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  60. I haven't read the Throne of Glass seires yet. My book boyfriend is Adrian Ivashkov from Vampire Academy series. Thanks for the giveaway! (Valentina -on the raffle)

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  61. Some of my book boyfriends are Warner from Shatter Me, Conner from Kiss the Sky, and Travis from Beautiful Disasters! Thank you for this amazing chance! :)

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  62. I haven't read this series even though I really need to! lol Two of my favorite book boyfriends are Will Herondale and Adrian Ivashkov!! :)

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