Review: Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

Posted November 25, 2013 by Bee in Reviews / 1 Comment

Review: Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

Crown of Midnight

by Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne of Glass #2
Pages: 418
Published on August 15th 2013
by Bloomsbury Publishing
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
Amazon | B&N | Goodreads

Also by this author: Throne of Glass, Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, Heir of Fire, A Court of Thorns & Roses

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. The slavery of the suffocating salt mines of Endovier that scarred her past is nothing compared to a life bound to her darkest enemy, a king whose rule is so dark and evil it is near impossible to defy. Celaena faces a choice that is tearing her heart 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.

Love or loathe Celaena, she will slice open your heart with her dagger and leave you bleeding long after the last page of the highly anticipated sequel in what is undeniably THE hottest new fantasy series.

5 Stars

Crown of Midnight is the sequel to Throne of Glass and it really shows how kickass Celaena really is. And it’s even better than the first book! I didn’t think that was possible.

I can’t say much about this book without spoiling everything, so I’m going to keep it short. The writing style is awesome, I was hooked immediately. I loved how Sarah built up everything so perfectly in the first book and in this book we get to see Celaena kick some ass. And we have Chaol. Oh my. I have no words for him. Sigh. I liked the romance between Dorian and Celaena, but Chaol is my first choice now. And I think he’s perfect for her too.

Celaena still is one of the most awesome heroines ever. I love her so much. And in this book we get to see the assassin side of her. We got to see her in action for real. And it was awesome. Honestly, she scares me sometimes. And I liked the twists around her in this book. I didn’t really see them coming either. But I liked them and I can’t wait to see what’s next!

Amazing sequel to and amazing book. Sequels are hard, but Sarah did it flawlessly. If you haven’t read Throne of Glass yet, be sure you do that soon! You don’t know what you’re missing!


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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