Book Review: Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas


Publisher: Bloomsbury

Date of Publication: August 27th, 2013

Dates Read: May 18th to June 3rd, 2015


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.

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My Rating: ★★★★★

This review is going to be a LOT shorter because I finished this book a couple of days before originally posting this review, and there’s really not much I can say about a book where everything was fantastic. But I’ll try anyway.

Like I said, I pretty much enjoyed every aspect of this book. I’ve seen a lot of spoilers on tumblr, so I knew some things were going to happen, but WHEN was a different story. I was always on edge, worried that at any moment something bad would happen. I really enjoy the way Sarah writes. There was never a dull moment, always something to hold my attention and make me want to read more.

And the characters! They’re so complex and I love all of them, some more than others but I mean they’re all very interesting and important to the plot. I worry about them immensely

The only thing is that I find myself emotionally drained after I read the Throne of Glass books – they’re so good they use up my energy. Seriously, I had to take a break before reading Heir of Fire.

Overall: asdfghjkl so good, so many twists and turns and badassery.

Note: this review was originally posted to my booklr on June 5th, 2015.


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