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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Book Review | Crown of Midnight

Title: Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2)
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publication: August 27th, 2013
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Source: ARC from ALA13

Rating: 5 out 5 stars


Synopsis: "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.

Review: I didn't want this series to get closer to ending, so it took me a few months to bring myself around to reading it. When I finally read and devoured it, I had a bit of a book hangover because it was just soooooo good, you guys, sooooooo goooood. 

Celaena is one of the most fierce and bad-ass characters I have ever read about. I seriously wish that she was my best friend. In this book, you continue to see how she grows becoming even stronger and more fierce but in different ways. I loved seeing a completely different side of her - she's a dynamic character that I find goes beyond the pages of the book. 

The romance took a different turn that I thought it would, there's not so much of a love triangle in this one that there is Celaena spending most of her time with a certain guy. The romance was another aspect of this book that I loved, they are perfect for each other. I can't wait to see where they go in the next book. 

The story and the world grew even deeper than I thought it could. Just to remind you, I LOVED ToG, it is one of my all-time favorites and I didn't know if this one could be better and it was. It took turns I didn't see coming, it developed things I didn't think would have been possible or even a part of the story. 

Okaaay, I suppose I have raved about this one enough. Now to await the release of Heir of Fire. Hopefully I can somehow acquire an ARC, squeal in delight and then dive in. 

Have you read this one and if so, what did you think of it? What did you think of the deeper storyline? What are some good fantasy books you've read lately?   




2 comments:

  1. Crown of Midnight was soooooo good, it's literally my favorite book ever now. I'm glad that you loved it too! The best fantasy book I've read recently though is Dreams of Gods & Monsters.

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    1. I love this series!! I can't wait for Heir of Fire! Oooo, I still have yet to read Daughter of Smoke & Bone, I'm a bit nervous because of the hype but still super interested in it, I think I might pick it up soon. :)

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