crown-of-midnight

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 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 know that the man she serves is bent on evil.

Keeping up with 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 closet relationships suffer. It seems no one is above questioning her allegiance- 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 most precious thing to her and decide once and for all where her true loyalties lie…and whom she is ultimately willing to fight for.”

Review:

What a fantastic sequel to Throne of Glass.

This was a lot better than I had thought it was going to be.

Sarah J. Maas blew me away with the plot of the first book but this second book had me blown away as well.

The plot of this book was written perfectly. Something about this series makes you laugh, cry, and want to shout at the characters throughout the entire book.

I was not the biggest fan of the relationship developing between Celaena and Chaol. I just do not think that he is the right guy for Celaena. I think she belongs with Dorian. However, I am interested to see what happens between them in the next few books after what happened in this book.

Getting to see the magic in this book was very interesting to read about. After we learned that magic didn’t exist in the first book, I did not expect it to play such a big part in this book. Learning that both Celaena and Dorian had some sort of power towards the end of the book just left me feeling awed. It blew me away. Then we learn that Celaena is Fae. Just WOW.

I think that there was a lot of character development in this book. Especially in Celaena. I was shocked to find out that she had not killed any of the people she had been told to kill. Then, of course, her relationship with Chaol was not something I expected to happen after what went on with her and Dorian in  the first book. Then we find out that she is Fae. And then we end the book finding out that she is royalty. All of this was things that I had not expected to find out in this book and I can’t wait to see how all of it affects the other books going forward in the series.

Overall, I really enjoyed reading this book. Like I said in my review of Throne of Glass, this series is definitely living up to the hype that surrounds it. I can’t wait to find out what happens in the next book: Heir of Fire.

RATING: 5/5

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