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. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown – a secret she hides from even her most intimate confidantes.
Keeping up the deadly charade—while pretending to do the king’s bidding—will test her in frightening new ways, especially when she’s given a task that could jeopardize everything she’s come to care for. And there are far more dangerous forces gathering on the horizon — forces that threaten to destroy her entire world, and will surely force Celaena to make a choice.
Where do the assassin’s loyalties lie, and who is she most willing to fight for?
Oh God…MY HEART! I’m writing this review right after I finished reading this book…and OMG. I have a feeling that this is going to be a really choppy review with my freaking out every ten seconds, because OH MY FREAKING GOD. That?! THAT was amazeballs!
So, I have a rule when it comes to high fantasy. The first 100 pages usually suck and are super boring, so I have to just plow through them. That’s pretty much how it is with BOTH Throne of Glass and Crown of Midnight. They don’t suck by and means, but they both are definitely slow moving through the first 100 pages. Right after those 100 pages, though, they both soar off with a bang. Crown of Midnight was full of action, adventure, and love. My heart broke and bled so many times. My mouth hung open in horror, outrage, and shock. I had so many damn feels in this book. I’m like literally almost shaking that’s how intense this book was.
I didn’t even think it was possible, but all of the characters improved 100% in Crown of Midnight. And Calaena’s relationship with both Chaol and Dorian was heart pounding and saliva inducing. I’m totally team Chaol…and let me just say…I was NOT disappointed [;
Another thing that I absolutely loved about this book was the magic. I found the magic aspect to be a bit cheesy in the first book, but OMG it so worked in this one! I’m already on the edge of my seat wondering what freaktastic kinds of things are going to happen in the third book. I would think that I knew what was going to happen, and then BAM! I would be wrong. I am so so so so so so so excited to see what happens in the next installment.
Unlike with the first book, I did not get bored at the ending. Actually, the ending of Crown of Midnight is AMAZING. You think you are going to have feels at the beginning of the book? Just wait. You don’t even know what feels ARE until you get to the last few chapters of this book. OMG. See, here I go again with my freaking out. I just….I can’t get over what I just read. I just can’t.
I don’t know how else to say this, but YOU NEED to go read this series. I’m already devastated that I probably have to wait like another year for the third book. AND THERE BETTER BE MORE THAN THREE! Omg. I LOVED this. I wish I could give it 20 stars…because I would!
Publication Date: August 27th 2013
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Rating: [rating: 5]
Teaser Quote: “I worry because I care. Gods help me, I know I shouldn’t, but I do. So I will always tell you to be careful, because I will always care what happens.”