Title & Authors: Crown Of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Release Date: August 15, 2013
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.
Ok I officially love Sarah J. Maas her novels get better and better. In a Crown Of Midnight a lot of the focus is on Chaol and Celeana. There’s also a talking door knob which I found slightly disturbing, more than the Crazy king, Perrington, and the mysterious cloth figure. This book took me sometime to finish, not that I’m a slow reader or anything but the story was just so good that I wanted it to last.
I’m officially a throne of glass thrash now. Ha these books make me drunk with excitement.
This sequel to the first book is ten times better than the first book, it as if Sarah J. Maas took everything that was missing from the first book and brought it to new heights and lengths. The magic and the mystery has only just begun and ships have begun to set sail.
Three things I loved about Crown of Midnight;
The scene’s is very limited but well writing, there is none of the over described stuff that usually bores me to death. Instead every scene is met with purpose, and action which in the end made every scenic details a little bit more memorable.
The Plot Thickens;
The first book in the series just didn’t bring the action as well as the second one did. It easy to see how someone would stop reading the series after the first book because really the only thing going for it was; girl enslave and must face a challenge to become the king champion, a little action here and there, major action at the end which of course was totally predictable,and a bit of world building.
Now book two took me a while to start really getting into but I need to know where the story was going. And lets just say now we have a story, and by story I mean something intriguing starts to happen.
I really don’t want to be a spoil sport, so im going to be vague, book two just opens up a world of possible. “Six books you say!” I can totally see that happen now but im going to pace myself.
Character are finally alive with magic;
Good god, what has Sarah J. Maas done to me. I seriously don’t understand what people are talking about when they say the second book isn’t that great. But I am just on the second so lets see, I think it great!
-Celeana is showing better sign at being a friend, opening up, she breathing and living within the pages of the book. And I love this Celeana way more than I the one in the first book, I feel like we get to know her and by that at the end of the book we discover the best news about Celeana that we could possible know.
The Problems I had with Crown Of Midnight;
None, except I was a little book hung over but lucky for me I can jump right into the third book and not have to wait!