Crown of Midnight – Sarah J. Maas

“But death was her curse and her gift, and death had been her good friend these long, long years.”

17167166Title: Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2)
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Pages: 418
Publisher: Bloomsburry Children’s USA
Published: August 27th, 2013
Rating: 5 STARS
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Synopsis*:

“A line that should never be crossed is about to be breached.

It puts this entire castle in jeopardy—and the life of your friend.”

From the throne of glass rules a king with a fist of iron and a soul as black as pitch. Assassin Celaena Sardothien won a brutal contest to become his Champion. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown. She hides her secret vigilantly; she knows that the man she serves is bent on evil.

Keeping up the deadly charade becomes increasingly difficult when Celaena realizes she is not the only one seeking justice. As she tries to untangle the mysteries buried deep within the glass castle, her closest relationships suffer. It seems no one is above questioning her allegiances—not the Crown Prince Dorian; not Chaol, the Captain of the Guard; not even her best friend, Nehemia, a foreign princess with a rebel heart.

Then one terrible night, the secrets they have all been keeping lead to an unspeakable tragedy. As Celaena’s world shatters, she will be forced to give up the very thing most precious to her and decide once and for all where her true loyalties lie… and whom she is ultimately willing to fight for.

WARNING REVIEW MAY INCLUDE SPOILERS!

Review:

The second book of the epic Throne of Glass Series is taking us back to Celaena who just became the Kings Champion. She might be an assassin, but she’s not heartless or bloodthirsty. At least if there’s no obvious reason for it.  But she also knows that her freedom depends on how she fulfills the tasks given to her by the king and we know from the first book already that mercy is an unknown term to him, and still she manages to find a solution even thought that this solution could mean her own execution.

When she’s not out on missions given by the king, Celaena spends time with her new-found friend Nehemia. They support and advice each other, but they both need know and decide themselves what is the best for their kingdom and where their loyalties lie. And the growing rebellion and people from the past don’t make this decision any easier. But still Nehemia does everything possible in her power…

The relationship between Chaol shifts and changes into something more. You can feel how much they care for one another, but they still remain thoughtful to hurt the Prince as little as possible.  But with Chaols and Celaenas relationship, the relationships between Doria and Chaol changes as well and their friendship isn’t the same as it was before, and probably never will be.

“The kiss obliterated her. It was like coming home or being born or suddenly finding an entire half of herself that had been missing”

I really like that there are some new characters (Mort, I love Mort!) coming in, more secret passages and there will be magic. Also new doors (or should I say portals) are opened and interesting things  will be uncovered.

Something came expected and something totally took me by surprise. I guess I enjoyed this book even more than the first one. It’s action packed, has romance, mystery, grief, and lot’s of surprises. And the ending.

Oh. my. god! So so good!

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Author: Fhina

Ocean soul. 28 years old book lover living in Helsinki, active reader and coffee addict.

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