Book Review: Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas

Posted November 7, 2015 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

Book Review: Crown of Midnight by Sarah J MaasCrown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne of Glass #2
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA on August 27th 2013
Genres: Action & Adventure, Fantasy & Magic, General, Love & Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 336
Format: Audiobook
Source: Audiobook, Hardcover, My Own
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four-half-stars

She is the greatest assassin her world has ever known.But does she have the heart of a killer?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. But Calaena is far from loyal to the crown. Keeping up the charade - while pretending to do the king's bidding - will test her skills in an entirely new way. And it certainly isn't the only point of confusion for the young girl. Because though she's made her choice between Dorian and Chaol, the ways of the heart are never simple...

I know I was late to the game, but this is such an amazing series. “Crown of Midnight” was a wonderful sequel to “Throne of Glass”. I think “Crown of Midnight” is one of my new favorite books. I love how man twists Maas’ puts in her stories. These characters grow with each book and I just can’t get enough. I love when the character development in a series is so good.

“Crown of Midnight” shows a whole new side to Celaena and I love it. She is such a sassy person. Definitely my kind of gal. I think the reader really gets to know the teenager girl side of Celaena as she is vulnerable at times to her emotions and to others. Celaena has to learn to become this new version of herself. She has been through so much in her 16-17 years that now she has to learn how to be an adult when she is still a teenager. Celaena wants to have her own life but she is stopped by many people, one including the King.

Dorian and Chaol. Chaol and Dorian. These two men are the biggest debates of this book. I swear. Who is she going to choose? Who is Celaena going to love? I think Celaena and Chaol are perfect for each other. These two fit so well together that I wish they could both see it. No stubbornness. No distractions. No judgement. They just need to choose each other. When Celaena and Chaol are together the two of them make the world go around. I like Dorian. Dorian makes a good friend for Celaena. She cares about him a lot but those two just don’t go together like Celaena and Chaol. I really hope that Dorian finds someone who can love him as much as he deserves to be loved.

I do have to say that the big mystery is this book I had figured out before I started “Crown of Midnight” but I am glad that it was confirmed. That is one less mystery turn for me to worry about. I feel like so many things happened in this book. Relationship things and event things. “Crown of Midnight” is such a fantastic book. So far it is my favorite, but it is only book two. We will see if that changes. I can’t wait to find out what happens to Celaena next.

four-half-stars

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Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

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