Review Of Crown of Midnight

Tuesday, 29 July 2014
Book: Crown of Midnight
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Sequel, Magic

Rating: 10/5 Stars (I know that technically I can't do that, but it's my blog so I'm going to give it more than 5 stars because that's what I think it deserves.)

Summary: "A line that should never be crossed is about to be breached.

It puts this entire castle in jeopardy—and the life of your friend."

From the throne of glass rules a king with a fist of iron and a soul 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.


Review: Okay, so I'm going to assume that you've all read the first book and are prepared for those spoilers. Don't worry if you haven't read the second one yet, this review will be spoiler free! 

Filled with everything you loved in the first novel and more, Crown of Midnight is an excellent follow-up to the first book in the series, Throne of Glass. Normally the sequel is never as good as its predecessor but THIS BOOK IS AN EXCEPTION! I REPEAT, THIS BOOK IS AN EXCEPTION!

The fact that Celaena ACTUALLY won in the first book was great, but seeing what she's been secretly been doing while serving the king was better. (WHY DOESN'T HE HAVE A NAME YET? HE NEEDS A NAME! Okay, maybe he doesn't need one, but it would be nice to not have to refer to him as the King of Adarlan whenever I'm talking about how amazing this series is with my friends.) I mean I knew that the king was evil but never like this!

Sarah J. Maas continues to impress us with her wonderful writing, making it impossible not to love this story even when *Insert spoilers here* and I cried. (If you've read the book then you'll know what I'm talking about or at least have a good idea of what the spoiler could be.) Her talents really shine through even more in this book.

I'm not even going to start with Dorian and Chaol because that's too complicated. All you need to know going into this book is expect things to happen to them. Things that you never could've expected to happen.

Just so we're perfectly clear, WHEN HEIR OF FIRE COMES OUT ON SEPTEMBER 2ND, I'M GOING TO DEVOUR IT! (And then I'm going to review it because that's what I do. :) )

- Hearts And Crowns

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