Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

December 17, 2015 | Posted by Gaby in Book Reviews | 4 Comments

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. MaasCrown of Midnight
by Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne of Glass #2
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Publication Date: August 15th 2013 Pages: 418
Format: Hardcover
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5 Stars
Source: Purchased

"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 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.

WOW! OH WOW! SARAH J. MAAS DOES IT AGAIN! I find it so difficult to write reviews for Sarah J. Maas because of how much I love her books. Because I don’t want to spoil anything for you guys, I will try to keep this review as short and general as possible.

Let me start off by saying that it’s been exactly a month since I read this book and I still can’t get over how good it was. I still remember every detail and every feeling from this book like when I finished reading it that night. The amount of love I feel for this series is just embarrassing… I mean not embarrassing cause I’m freaking proud of reading these books, but you know what I mean. Anyway, I love everything about this book. I thought the first one was amazing so I was kind of scared for the sequel cause if it wasn’t done properly this series could have taken a turn for the worst but I loved it and it was awesome, and everything went to s%!@ but it’s all good. I mean I’m not emotionally unstable or anything like that– pssshhh–not one bit. OKAY! MAYBE JUST A LITTLE BUT IT’S SO WORTH IT.

The characters, the plot, the world and just the whole book is done so wonderfully. I love the pace of Sarah J. Maas books and this one had just that.. this perfect, addictive, Sarah J. Maas pace that I can’t seem to get enough of. I honestly thought this series couldn’t get better but I was so wrong. FOR SO MANY REASONS! Let’s start with the fact that the characters have more depth and personality in this book compared to the first one. Just that fact alone makes me want to scream about how good this book is. The character development is great and the love or hate, in some cases, that I have for them just keeps growing. The plot keeps developing into something so captivating. And we learn more and more from this world with every page we read.

I strongly considered writing this whole review in caps just to emphasize my love for this book but I have some self controlled left in me. Anywaayyyy, if you are wondering yes I’m mentally screaming about how this book is. And NO I am not okay. As long as I’m reading this series, I will not be okay. AND NO! I AM NOT EMOTIONALLY READY FOR HEIR OF FIRE. I CANT! I JUST CANT.

OKAY! OKAY! I’m gonna sum this up and say, in the opinion of a fellow fantasy lover, you should read this book if you read Throne of Glass and you should read THRONE OF GLASS if you haven’t. It’s so good. Honestly.

FAVORITE QUOTES

“Why are you crying?”
“Because,” she whispered, her voice shaking, “you remind me of what the world ought to be. What the world can be.”

“But death was her curse and her gift, and death had been her good friend these long, long years.”

“To escape death, she’d become death.”

“But he had no idea what sort of darkness lurked inside her, or what sort of monster she was willing to become in order to make things right.”

 

About Sarah J. Maas

Sarah J. Maas is the author of the New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling Throne of Glass series–Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, and Heir of Fire, and the series’ prequel, The Assassin’s Blade–as well as the New York Times and USA Today bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses. She wrote the first incarnation of the Throne of Glass series when she was just sixteen, and it has now sold in twenty-three languages. Queen of Shadows, the fourth book in the Throne of Glass series, will release worldwide on September 1st, 2015.
Sarah lives in Bucks County, PA, and over the years, she has developed an unhealthy appreciation for Disney movies and bad pop music. She adores fairy tales and ballet, drinks too much tea, and watches an ungodly amount of TV. When she's not busy writing, she can be found exploring the historic and beautiful Pennsylvania countryside with her husband and canine companion.

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  • YES!! I just finished this one and loved it. I was also scared the second wouldn’t be as good but it was better. I am taking a little time before I start Heir of Fire but can’t wait to see what is next. Great review!

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  • Yay, so glad you loved this one it was so much better than Throne of Glass even though TOG was absolutely amazing. I’m nervous for HOF and QOS…hell the rest of the series. I just don’t know how it all is going to play out and it makes me super nervous! I just love all these characters, they are quite wonderful 🙂

  • Sarah J. Maas has been all over the place, and I’ve never read any of her work, though obviously I need to get on it. Thanks for the review…and fueling my need to read these books even more. I love when people can just gush and gush about great books!!

    ~Lefty @ The Left-Handed Book Lover

  • Sam

    I agree with everything you said! This book put me through every emotion. I liked a lot of the things Maas did in this book (Manon, Elide, Nesryn, Lysandra). I liked how Maas allowed some of the characters to redeem themselves. My love for this series grew even bigger after this book.