REVIEW : Crown of Midnight

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TITLE: Crown of Midnight
AUTHOR: Sarah J. Maas
SERIES: Throne of Glass // #2
GENRES: Fantasy, Magic, Young Adult
PAGES: 418
PUBLISHED: August 15th 2013
PUBLISHER: Bloomsbury

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Crowned by evil.
Bound by duty.
Divided by love.

Celaena Sardothien, royal assassin, is the King of Adarlan’s deadliest weapon. She must win her freedom through his enemies’ blood – but she cannot bear to kill for the crown. And every death Celaena fakes, every lie she tells, puts those she loves at risk.

Torn between her two protectors – a captain and a prince – and battling a daek force far greater than the king, Celaena must decide what she will fight for: her liberty, her heart or the fate of a kingdom…

WHAT I THINK

“She’s just one girl.”
Though his guts were twisting at the thought of her in this place, with these people, though he was considering every possible way to get himself and Celaena out of here alive, he gave the man a grin. “Then you’re really in for a surprise.”

Crown of Midnight, the second book in Throne of Glass series.
Celaena has started to work as King’s Champion, or should I say King’s assassin, but she refuses to kill the ones she’s told to. But while she’s probably doing the right thing, she’s putting herself and everyone she cares about at risk.
While she works her way down the list of names the King gives her, she comes across one familiar name. A man she knows from her time at the Assassin’s Keep. And from that meeting starts a real adventure through new discoveries, betrayals and even death.

As you might know, I loved Throne of Glass! That was a solid 5 stars book for me and really got me to want more, to need more, of this. Crown of Midnight though, not so good as Throne of Glass. While I truly enjoyed reading this, I was finding myself shifting away from the book and thinking about other stuff, life etc.

Celaena is still sassy as heck. Oh how I love her, she’s probably my all time favorite female character ever. Chaol still carries his place in my heart and he will never loose that place. And as for Dorian, I don’t like him any more than I liked after Throne of Glass. He’s nice and all but I don’t see him with Celaena at all. Though I can see why that’s bound to happen at some point, maybe, how should I know for sure.

Though this book was action heavy and had a punch of new stuff going on and revealing some shocking new things about everyone (!!!!!!!!), for me it still felt that there could have been a lot less of everything. I mean some things were going on for too long without anything actually happening for the matter at hand. And as for the main objective of Celaena, she didn’t really do anything about that. Yes, she did find bunch of new stuff about the King but that’s pretty much it.

The ending, I mean the ending! There were hints about that new identity to happen but I never thought that would actually be the case. And that she knew about it!! Yet still we didn’t get to know about it until the very last page of this book.
Sarah J. Maas, you totally got me. You really did. And you also broke my heart in millions of peaces with the assassination and giving me hope for team Chaol and then shattering everything! I had my next book purchase figured out already but it looks like I have to rearrange that.

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