Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Review: Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, 2) By: Sarah J. Maas

Crown of Midnight

by Sarah J. Maas

"A line that should never be crossed is about to be breached.

It puts this entire castle in jeopardy—and the life of your friend."

From the throne of glass rules a king with a fist of iron and a soul 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.

I take it back...
Anything negative I said about Celaena Sardothien and book 1, Throne of Glass....I TAKE IT BACK!!!

This book...THIS FREAKIN' BOOK!!!!!
This beautifully BRUTAL book...mixed with so much feelings...

Magic and the Fae, Love and Death, lots and LOTS of bloody death.
My problem with the first book was that it was so timid. We're suppose to get an image of the countries most dangerous and deadly Assassin and what we got, in my eyes, was a whiny, junk food lovin', frilly dress wearin', girl with some toys to play with.

I didn't know what to expect in this book. I set my expectations high b/c so many people recommended that I shouldn't give up on the series and that book 2, Crown of Midnight, would blow me away. Well....They were abso-FREAKIN-lutely RIGHT!!!!

I got what I wanted plus some!! I got the BAD ASS killing machine I wanted ;).....SWOONABLE romance between Celaena and Chaol, and the friendship between Celaena and Nehemia. I wasn't expecting to tear up or swoon while reading Crown of Midnight but I did and I'm certainly not ashamed! I'm also relieved that I didn't give up on this series. I would of missed out on something incredible.

I'm anxious to find out what's next for these characters I've grown to love. I'm intriged by the mystery and the thrill of the quest Celaena is slowly discovering and what's to become of her and Chaol. I'm eager to know more about the secrets Prince Dorian is unveiling and what it'll take to take down the most evil man alive, his father, the King.

I'm counting down the days until SEPTEMBER 2nd, 2014.....Heir of Fire will be in my hands!!

If you have read this series yet...GO OUT AND GET IT, READ IT, LOVE IT!

check out my review of Book 1 Throne of Glass 
click here

 BIG HUGS and Lots of Love 


  1. Wonderful review Michelle! I love when you have one opinion of a character and the author manages to make you change your mind.

    1. Absolutely!!! I went from being annoyed with Celaena to being utterly in love with her!! Can't wait to read more!
      Thanks for stopping by xoxo

  2. Yes, yes, to everything. Sarah J Maas took this series to a whole new level with the second book. I've already decided if I am in the middle of a book when Heir of Fire arrives I will throw it aside because these characters, the feels...Chaol. Great review.

  3. Aaaaaaaah now I'm so excited to get to book 2! Love the GIFs :D

    - Kritika @ Snowflakes & Spider Silk

  4. I completely agree Michelle! This is SO much better than the first book, and it's quite impressive actually. :) The character development, the writing, the world-building, the romance...Maas really took each one up to an entirely different level with this one! So glad to hear you enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing and, as always, FABULOUS review! <3

    ~ Zoe @ The Infinite To-Read Shelf

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  6. I skimmed this cautiously because I'm halfway through this book right now... but I'm thrilled to see it get such high praise! These books have really sucked me in. Team Chaol all the way haha.

  7. I just started Heir today! EEK! I cannot wait to see where it goes!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

  8. Holy sh*t YESS!!! I LOVE THIS SERIES!!! I just finished it and I'm DYING. CELAENA WHY??

    Anyways, great review :) Can't wait to read more of you blog posts! New GFC follower!

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