Book: Crown of Midnight
Authors: Sarah J. Maas
Reading Format: Physical
Read: 18th March, 2017
Rating: 4.5/5 Stars
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, put those she loves at risk.
Torn between her two protectors – a captain and a prince – and battling a dark force far greater than the king, Celaena must decide what she will fight for: her liberty, her heart or the fate of a kingdom…
“Some things you hear with your ears. Others, you hear with your heart.”
Ahhh, Crown of Midnight. I loved this book!
It was so much better than Throne of Glass, in my opinion.
I felt like I connected a lot more to the characters, the world, and even just the story line in this instalment, rather than the first. It was fantastic.
“It was like coming home or being born or suddenly finding an entire half of herself that had been missing.”
There was so much that happened throughout this book that writing this review a day after finishing it is proving difficult, because I can’t entirely remember/separate everything that went down.
Usually, with Fantasy’s, they get a little boring for me because of all the world building, and lack of ‘action’ until the end, but there was no boringness in this!
It constantly had me on edge, wondering what was going to happen, plotting my own ideas, and trying
failing to come up with theories about where it was all going.
“Then Celaena and the King of Adarlan smiled at each other, and it was the most terrifying thing Dorian had ever seen.”
I loved the characters in this novel, I really connected and understood them more, discovering who I like and don’t like. As for the Dorian/Chaol dilemma, I really enjoyed Chaol and Celaena’s time together throughout majority of the book, but kind of… maybe… sort of… found myself still falling for Dorian!
I think I’ll have to continue on with the series to truly decide what team I’m on once and for all.
Another aspect of this book that I really enjoyed was the multiple perspectives. Sometimes in books that can be annoying, or just downright pointless, but I loved reading from all these different POV’s, especially in this crazy world Sarah J. Maas thought up.
“To escape death, she'd become death.”
The action scenes were crazy in this book! I just loved the assassination scenes (as weird and wrong as that may sound) haha, and the scene in the library, which if you’ve read this, you know what I’m talking about.
Overall, I thought this was a fantastic instalment in the Throne of Glass series, and I can’t wait to see what happens from here! Especially with how Crown of Midnight ended (shocker!)