Eighteen-year-old Celaena Sardothien is bold, daring and beautiful – the perfect seductress and the greatest assassin her world has ever known. But though she won the king’s contest and became his champion, Celaena has been granted neither her liberty nor the freedom to follow her heart. Celaena faces a choice that is tearing her to pieces: kill in cold blood for a man she hates or risk sentencing those she loves to death. Celaena must decide what she will fight for: survival, love or the future of a kingdom. Because an assassin cannot have it all…. And trying to may just destroy her.
Title : Crown of Midnight
Author : Sarah J Maas
Series : Throne of Glass #2
Format : eBook
Page Count : 425
Genre : Fantasy
Publisher : Bloomsbury
Release Date : August 15, 2013
Reviewer : Micky
Rating : ★ ★ ★ ★
Micky’s 4 star review
Colour me surprised I wasn’t spoiled for the massive twist
Unexpected love from me to this book
Truly invested in the characters
Here’s the backlist review no-one asked for.
So a little recap…I read Throne of Glass 3-4 years ago and it left me with a meh feeling and lack of impetus to carry on. Then ACOTAR happened, followed by CC and well, I like this woman’s stories. I decided ages ago to give this series a second chance but it took some prodding from book buddy Amy to make it happen. Clearly she only had my best interest in mind.
I read a recap of book one, launched in and honestly, it was easy to get into it from the off. I call TOG one long world build, whereas this book was more juice in the story, better characterisation. I really liked Celaena as I got to know her and her motivations better. The unfolding magic kept me interested throughout. I totally shipped Celaena and Chaol and I grew to like Dorian more.
I had very mixed feelings about Nehemia, Asher and obviously the king. Mort was fun and the Elena too. Baba Yellowlegs reminded me how good Maas is at writing the creepy, chilling villains.
I cannot believe I haven’t been spoiled for that massive twist we got and I’m so pleased about that, even though I did have a brief thought in the right direction. I’m truly excited to read on.