Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Release Date: August 13th, 2013
Series: Throne of Glass, #2 | Throne of Glass
Genre(s): High Fantasy
Synopsis from Goodreads:
An assassin’s loyalties are always in doubt but her heart never wavers
Assassin Celaena Sardothien won a brutal contest to become the King’s Champion. But she is far from loyal to the crown. Though she hides her secret vigilantly, her deadly charade becomes difficult when she realizes she is not the only one seeking justice. No one is above questioning her allegiance—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 decide once and for all where her true loyalties lie … and whom she is willing to fight for.
I’ve put off writing this review, which I am quite mad at myself for because after reading Crown of Midnight I had SO MANY FEELS. I guess that was part of the reason why I didn’t write my review straight away, but still, an incoherent review is better than one with very little words. Oh well…
Crown of Midnight totally lived up to my expectations after reading Throne of Glass. I picked it up because (not going to lie here) I was in need of some Chaol in my life. Once I delved into the book and really got immersed in the story and world again, I was in it for much more than the swoony guy.
Where Throne of Glass was mainly action and Celaena being a complete badass, Crown of Midnight was all that PLUS more magic and fantasy aspects that just make it that much better. There were so many twists and turns in the plot, and as I mentioned before, parts that made me FEEL ALL THE FEELS. Well, pretty much every bit of Crown of Midnight made me feel it all, but you get what I’m saying.
There’s lots of depth to the story, great relationships, friendships, and amazing fantasy aspects. The ending was a killer. (Again with the feels…) I wanted to run out and get Heir of Fire the minute I finished this one.
Basically, if you enjoyed Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight is a must read. While there is something I can’t quite pinpoint that made me knock off a half a star, I believe Crown of Midnight deserves a very high 4.5 rating. It’s a sequel that will not disappoint those who adored Throne of Glass!