Review: Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2)

Posted February 12, 2015 in 5 Star Ratings / Leave a comment!

crown of midnightCrown of Midnight by  Sarah J. Maas

Where did I get it? Bought at chapters because I desperately needed it.

About

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

Cover

A little strange but not annoying.

Initial Thoughts

I seriously need to write now my initial thoughts before getting too far into the book because all I can think about it how crazy awesome it was.

My New BFF

Not really a new BFF, more so an old one. Celeana will forever be a favourite character of mine. She’s absolutely fantastic in every way possible. I can’t ever get over how incredible she is. I love every relationship she has with other people because she doesn’t easily trust people so it’s fun seeing her slowly warm up to someone.

My Crush

If you read this book and don’t fall crazy in love with Chaol then there’s something seriously wrong with you. He’s still strong and manly in this book but we get to see more of his softer side. It’s pretty cute seeing him like that actually. Dorian is another one of my crushes in this series though. Not quite as intense and Chaol but he still makes an interesting character.

Writing Style

There was lots of action in this book for sure. The plot kept going at a nice steady pace and the author doesn’t give away all her secrets at once. You still have to figure some stuff out on your own.

Closing Thoughts

Basically, this book was just as good as the previous. I zoomed right through it without stopping to put it down. It’s just one of those books. The characters are probably my favourite part of this book. Even the villains are well written. You never know what anyone is going to do even though you’re so sure you know them. Think again! I also really love the little hints of magic we get. It’s not a full on magical story (yet anyways) but there’s enough of it around to make everything a little crazier. I’m not complaining though!

Quote

“I worry because I care. Gods help me, I know I shouldn’t, but I do. So I will always tell you to be careful, because I will always care what happens.”

 5 out of 5 stars

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