{Effie Reviews} Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

Posted July 27, 2014 by Effie in Reviews / 0 Comments

{Effie Reviews} Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

Crown of Midnight

by Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne of Glass #2
Published on August 15th, 2013
by Bloomsbury Publishing
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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Also by this author: Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, Throne of Glass, Heir of Fire, A Court of Thorns & Roses

Crowned by Evil.
Bound by Duty.
Divided by Love.

Celaena Sardothien, royal assassin, is the King of Adarlan's deadliest weapon. She must win her freedom through his enemies' blood - but she cannot bear to kill for the crown. And every death Celaena fakes, every lie she tells, put those she loves at risk.

Torn between her two protectors - a captain and a prince - and battling a dark force far greater than the king, Celaena must decide what she will fight for: her liberty, her heart or the fate of a kingdom...

5 Stars

HOLY PLANET!!!!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! This can’t be happening! This is just NOT happening!! Why, oh why did Maas end Crown of Midnight in a cliffhanger? How could she do that to her us, her readers? Gah, I need Heir of Fire and I need it right now!

Okay, calming down now. So as you probably noticed I LOVED Crown of Midnight, it’s a perfect sequel to Throne of Glass and Celaena is even more kick ass than I thought! And there were so many twists and turns like the discover about the Wyrdkeys! And Nehemia’s assassination!! OMG, I teared up when I read that part, I just couldn’t help myself, it was just so sad and just the raw and deep emotions it evoked from Celaena were just so real. I could practically feel the rage and sorrow seeping from the pages. And of course the big secret of Celaena’s true lineage is also revealed in this book and I did not see that coming. I was gaping like a fish when I read that part, I was like “WHAT THE F***?????!!!!”

Alright, I’m gonna stop right there because otherwise I’ll just keep going on about the story and how much of a genius I think Sarah J. Maas is. Seriously that woman is my new Tolkien God (as I said in my review of TOG).

The characters were once again magnificent! Celaena is beautiful in all her deadly glory in Crown of Midnight. I couldn’t love her as a character anymore than I do right now. She’s just one of the most amazing main characters I’ve met in a while. And Dorian, oh be still my heart, Dorian, that gorgeous prince is finally changing into a real man. I can’t wait to see him grow even more in Heir of Fire and Chaol, oh god Chaol!! I can’t take this! Who wouldn’t want a man like Chaol? He’s just awesome! He knows how to protect and defend and knows how to treat a lady. God I can’t believe Celaena just stopped seeing him! Gaaaaahh that was the stupidest thing she could have ever done!

Now I’m anxiously awaiting the release of Heir of Fire, so I can find out what happens next!


About Sarah J. Maas

Sarah J. Maas is the author of the New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling Throne of Glass series–Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, and Heir of Fire, and the series’ prequel, The Assassin’s Blade–as well as the New York Times and USA Today bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses. She wrote the first incarnation of the Throne of Glass series when she was just sixteen, and it has now sold in twenty-three languages. Queen of Shadows, the fourth book in the Throne of Glass series, will release worldwide on September 1st, 2015.
A New York native, Sarah currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and dog. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hamilton College in 2008 with a degree in Creative Writing and a minor in Religious Studies.

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