Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Review: Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

Title: Crown of Midnight
Author: Sarah J. Maas

Series: Throne of Glass #2
Publication: August 15th 2013 by Bloomsbury Childrens

Genre: Fantasy ~ Young Adult
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | Kobo

Rating: 3/5

Crowned by Evil.
Bound by Duty.
Divided by Love.

Celaena Sardothien, royal assassin, is the King of Adarlan's deadliest weapon. She must win her freedom through his enemies' blood - but she cannot bear to kill for the crown. And every death Celaena fakes, every lie she tells, put those she loves at risk.

Torn between her two protectors - a captain and a prince - and battling a dark force far greater than the king, Celaena must decide what she will fight for: her liberty, her heart or the fate of a kingdom...

It's not a secret that I haven't been a fan of Throne of Glass (at least not until I read book #3). The second book, Crown of Midnight, was a little bit better. It was mostly the end that saved this book for me, but at least that's something, right?

Did I like Celaena more in Crown of Midnight? Yes, but I can't say she's my favorite character ever. And for the most part of the book I wasn't a big fan of Chaol and Dorian either. Though I gotta say towards the end that Chaol has warmed up to me a little. 

There was also a lot of unpredictableness that went with this book which is always a good thing for me because I really hate it when books are predictable. Some twists were rather shocking, like the death of a certain character and of course the ending was pretty good.

Overall, I really did like Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas. I had a hard time putting the book down so I finished it fairly fast. It still wasn't totally amazing or anything but at least it was better than Throne of Glass. The writing was a bit better too and the unexpected twists around every corner made it all the more exciting.

       About the Author:

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, Heir of Fire, Queen of Shadows, 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 and its sequel A Court of Mist and Fury. 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. Empire of Storms, the fifth Throne of Glass novel, will release on September 6th, 2016

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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