Jul 27, 2013

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas Review

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
(Throne of Glass, #2)
Release Date: August 27, 2013
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens; 432 pages
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?

If you have NOT read Throne of Glass please read with caution. There are some spoilers that were unavoidable. Proceed with caution . . .

 I don't even know where to begin when trying to review this book. I am still trying to grasp everything that went on throughout it. I became so depressed at one point that I had to put the book down and walk away before the book went flying across the room.

I am in love with Chaol; everyone needs to know this. After finishing Crown of Midnight he has moved up to probably my third favorite fictional character of all time. He's just so . . . perfect. He's strong, intelligent, loving, caring, passionate, loyal . . . I mean, I could keep going on but I don't want to bore you. He is everything you could ever want in a person, whether it'd be a lover, friend or someone who works for you. He is what we all want in our lives. Not to mention that I believe is the perfect fit for Celaena. I'm not being biased here, I swear but he brings out the best in her and when there are scenes of them together, it's just right. Dorian is good looking, charming and the Crown Prince but so what? He's a great guy but he has never had Celaena look at him the way she looks at Captain Westfall.

Now that I got my obsession with Chaol out of the way (for now), let's move on to the rest of the characters and stories. I have a major girl crush on Celaena and I have since the first book but wow, she is fierce. I'm totally crushing on her. She is definitely one of my favorite fictional female characters; ever. She is thrown in the middle of this whole Dorian and Chaol love triangle (though it's pretty clear where her feelings stand) and she cares for both of these guys, whole heartedly but in different ways. She wants to do nothing more than protect them but sometimes it's impossible.

I don't even know how to describe how much I love this book in words; sometimes I feel like there aren't enough words but then there are times when there's so many that I would bore y'all (and it would likely include spoilers). There's just so much that happens in this book, things that literally made me squeal and even at times, dance around the room with glee. (You may think I'm joking but I'm really not) But then there are times when I wanted to throw the book across the room. I say wanted because I didn't actually throw it, as good as it would've made me feel but you see, it's signed and I don't want to damage a book I know I'd love so much by the end. No matter if you're a Dorian or Chaol fan, I think you'll love this book because of the main star, Celeana. We put the whole love triangle to the side and this book is still one of the best I've read this year. The love aspect is an added bonus (which I wouldn't trade for anything).

The ending...oh the ending. It's not the worlds worst cliffhanger but it's there. I saw the ending coming, to an extent but it still didn't make it any easier. All I know is the next book is going to be beyond awesome. This is going to be a favorite series of mine for I am and already have been obsessed. The characters are perfect, the world is engrossing, the writing is flawless and the wit and snark is all over this book; from beginning to end.

If you want to see, in picture format, how much I loved this book . . . let me show this:

I am rambling, I know but I told you - I cannot stop gushing about this book. I love it to bits and pieces and I love Sarah J. Maas for just being so brilliant (and not to mention so damn awesome). Read this book if you love fantasy, assassins, a good romance and a book filled with humor. Thank you so much to Bloomsbury for allowing me to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

1 comment:

  1. Ooh, so dying to read this after your awesome review.


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