Review ~ Crown of Midnight by Sara J. Maas

Posted August 27, 2013 by Michelle in Review / 2 Comments

Review of Crown of Midnight

LOVE this cover. She looks so badass!!!!

Summer reading list book #4

Crown of Midnight

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

Hardcover, 432 pages
Expected publication: August 27th 2013 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens 
Purchase: Publisher on Netgalley

This is my opinion and honest review of the book
NO compensation was give for reviewing this book

An assassin’s loyalties are always in doubt. But her heart never wavers.

After a year of hard labor in the Salt Mines of Endovier, eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien has won the king’s contest to become the new royal assassin. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown – a secret she hides from even her most intimate confidantes.

Keeping up the deadly charade—while pretending to do the king’s bidding—will test her in frightening new ways, especially when she’s given a task that could jeopardize everything she’s come to care for. And there are far more dangerous forces gathering on the horizon — forces that threaten to destroy her entire world, and will surely force Celaena to make a choice.

Where do the assassin’s loyalties lie, and who is she most willing to fight for?


Don’t read this if you haven’t read the first one. It has quite a bit of spoilers from the first book. You really need to read the first one before reading this.

If you have, then carry on….

I’m not even sure where to start with this book. It took 10 pages, yes, 10 pages for me to realize this was going to surpass the first book. More amazing? I called the first book EPIC is there a word better than EPIC? I don’t know, I am just going to say it’s beyond EPIC!!!

This one starts off pretty much were the last one left off (give or take a month or two).

So now that Celaena is the Kings Champion, her mission is to find out what groups of people are trying to get the king removed from the throne. The king will give her one name at a time for her to find and kill. Celaena knows she must do what the kings asks, her friends lives are in danger.

The first person she is asked to kill is someone she has history with, Archer Finn. They have known each other since she first started with Arobynn Hamel but he hold secrets and know things that could destroy everything Celaena knew and hoped for.

She spends a lot of time with her BFF Princess Nehemia and they really get a lot closer.

She meets a doorknocker named Mort in Elena’s Tomb. He is hilarious and just a great addition to the character.

The chemistry between her and her two love interests are more intense and emotional in this book. At the end of the last book she tells Dorian (the Crown Prince)that nothing can happen between them and she only wants to be friends. At some point in this book she starts to realize she has feeling for Chaol, who I adore by the way he is the perfect guy. I seriously just love him. I am 100% team CHAOL!!!! The interactions between them grow more and you really get a sense of how much they care about each other.

Love, loss, betrayal, mystery, heartbreak (I was in TEARS), secrets revealed and a shocking end that will make you desperate to read the next one.

 OMG there is so much going on in this book. So fast paced and super exciting.

The writing was amazing. The chemistry between ALL the characters was intense. I found myself laughing, rooting for them and at some point in tears.

I believe I loved this one more than the first and I LOVED the first one. 5 starts are not enough for this book. I haven’t been this excited for a third book since Harry Potter. Sarah J. Maas has written something really amazing and I will recommend it to anyone, ANYONE, looking for an amazing book with action, mystery, fantastic romance and pure emotion.

I will say it again I completely and totally recommend this book for anyone wanting to read the most amazing book they ever read in their entire life…Seriously 🙂

I do hope you enjoyed this review!

Did you read this book? Lets chat about it

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2 responses to “Review ~ Crown of Midnight by Sara J. Maas

  1. Yay! I felt the same way about this one just being absolutely fantastic and even surpassing the first. I absolutely adore this series and can't get enough!!