Crown of Midnight – Sarah J. Maas

Synopsis – 

“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.

Goodreads Rating – 4,52/5 stars 

Review – *Minor Spoilers*

I think that Throne of Glass is an excellent book, but Crown of Midnight was much better. Throne of Glass introduced that magical world and characters that we will learn to love and hate. In Crown of Midnight we start to see the darker sides of some characters, plot twists, cliffhangers and more mysteries come to the surface. 

This book took me on such an emotional roller coaster. I laughed, cried and threw the book across the room at times only to run to it and continue reading ( I’m not completely crazy…) 

Celaena is an amazing character who did annoy me at times with her childishness and naivety but as the book progresses she matures and will probably continue to mature as the series progresses. Chaol and Dorian are both awesome and I love them but I do prefer Chaol with Celaena just because Dorian seem to sweet and innocent ( think of a Lamb) and Celaena needs someone who will stand by her side and fight for what is right. 

The death in this book broke my heart into many little pieces and I really did not see it coming even if I did see the final cliffhanger revelation from the start of the book. If you have not started this series yet or if you didn’t like the first book and don’t want to continue, I urge you to read this because each book gets better and better. I would keep reading just so that I can finally see the King of Adarlan die because he deserves it. Plus Celaena is badass!

My rating –  4,5/5 stars

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