Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass #2)

4 out of 5 stars

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas –  Crowned by Evil.
Bound by Duty.
Divided by Love.

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
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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…

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas did a lot more for me than Throne of Glass did. The vibe was different – a lot more serious and in line with what I wanted from the series. I actually felt this one down to my soul. I was invested with the characters and I felt what they felt. 

The characters’ growth was also something that became a major focus. Celaena is dealing with the consequences of her descisions her relationship with Choal is… well… let’s just say this: the scene where they are dancing outside the ball made my cold little heart beat a bit faster.

I’m trying to keep this review relatively spoiler free so I can’t mention much about what happens but things get A LOT more interesting. Rebellion, magic, and some crazy shit goes down.

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas also took me by surprise because of all the tidbits it reveals about Caleana and the world of Erilea. I was in a state of shock for the last 200 pages. (And tears. But for the sake of your sanity, I’ll not talk about that.)

I guess that’s another thing I loved. The beginning of Crown of Midnight is so misleading, in my opnion. There is fluff and love and all that BUT let’s be honest. That’s not why we’re all reading. We want the gritt and the gore. We want the screaming and tears. DON’T TRY AND DENY IT!

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas was the start to the story I truly want to read. It’s finally becoming the SPECTACULAR story I know it is. It’s no longer just a story about an assassin trying to find her way. It’s now becoming the story of the rise of a Queen that will be remembered throughout the ages.

(Sorry for all the Throne of Glass reviews of late but I’m doing a reread before I read Kingdom of Ash. Lord protect my soul.)

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Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

Other reviews of the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas

The Assassin’s Blade (Throne of Glass #0.5)

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1)

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