Review: Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

17167166Crown of Midnight
(Throne of Glass, #2)
By: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Published: Aug. 27, 2013
Genre: YA Fantasy
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From the throne of glass rules a king with a fist of iron and a soul as black as pitch. Assassin Celaena Sardothien won a brutal contest to become his Champion. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown. She hides her secret vigilantly; she knows that the man she serves is bent on evil.

Keeping up the deadly charade becomes increasingly difficult when Celaena realizes she is not the only one seeking justice. As she tries to untangle the mysteries buried deep within the glass castle, her closest relationships suffer. It seems no one is above questioning her allegiances—not the Crown Prince Dorian; not Chaol, the Captain of the Guard; not even her best friend, Nehemia, a foreign princess with a rebel heart.

Then one terrible night, the secrets they have all been keeping lead to an unspeakable tragedy. As Celaena’s world shatters, she will be forced to give up the very thing most precious to her and decide once and for all where her true loyalties lie… and whom she is ultimately willing to fight for.

1thoughtsIn the sequel to Throne of Glass, Celaena is now the king’s Champion. She’s his killer until her time is up and she’s set free. However, if she doesn’t complete her assignments or tries to skip town, the king will kill those closest to her starting with Chaol and Nehemia. With that looming over her head, she’s not willing to risk trying to escape. However, the king isn’t telling her everything and Celaena isn’t too thrilled to kill people for him. So she comes up with another plan, she gives the people a choice, fake your death and leave, or be killed. However, her plan has some flaws in it and pretty soon her world starts to crumble around her.

Wow! It took me four days to read this book and it wasn’t because I didn’t want to. I was just so busy that the only time I had to read was when I was laying in bed and then I’d get maybe an hour or two in before the words would start blurring. There’s so much that goes on in this book that it’s hard to not to get sucked in. I mean, not only with Celaena and her new position but her friendships, relationships, and all the heartache in this one. There’s a moment with Fleetfoot where I almost chucked the book across the room… but I didn’t because it was a library book. So I put it down instead and walked away for a little bit. The fact that the book brought out so much emotion in me was not lost. I very rarely find books that I get so wrapped up in that their emotions become mine.

I don’t want to go into too much detail because a LOT happens and it’s not something that anyone can predict and it has a huge impact on the story as a whole. I mean, the author surprised me three times during this book. Not to mention that ending. It’s not a cliffhanger per se but I was definitely surprised (yet again) and must have re-read that last page three times until I finally put the book down. Here I am now, right after reading it, writing my review and I checked the library to see if they had the next book, which they do, and I plan on going down immediately to grab it so that I can see what happens next.

 

1favequote“There had never been any line between them, only his own stupid fear and pride. Because from the moment he’d pulled her out of that mine in Endovier and she had set those eye upon him, still fierce despite a year in hell, he’d been walking toward this, walking to her.”

 

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4 Thoughts on “Review: Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

  1. Read the next! Read the next! It gets better!!!

  2. I totally agree with you! Soooo much happens. Happy you liked it.

  3. YAAAAAAAASSS.
    I have nothing more to say other than I have recently read this too and I’m so in love with this series

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