Series: Throne of Glass #2
Published by: Bloomsbury USA Childrens on August 27, 2013
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult
Source: BookExpo America
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An assassin's loyalties are always in doubt.
But her heart never wavers.
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?
Throne of Glass was a great book, but Crown of Midnight rocks ten times harder! Seriously… Crown of Midnight was INCREDIBLE!!! I actually think it was even better than Throne of Glass! It was so intense, the plot moved swiftly, there are EPIC twists/turns/unveilings, and a delicious swoony romance! Oh, and Celaena kicks some serious ass.
[Celaena] was a weapon forged to end lives. Page 217
THIS BOOK WAS SO FULL OF SWOON!!!! I did not expect that! I loved Throne of Glass, but OH. MY. GOD! Crown of Midnight was packed with sexy, swoony scenes and a book boyfriend that will make you blush all the shades of crimson.
Just the touch of his fingers on her skin could turn her into a feral beast. Page 199
I became a HUGE fan of Chaol in Crown of Midnight. I wasn’t rooting for him in Throne of Glass because I felt like he never spoke. He was so quiet and withdrawn. But in Crown of Midnight he really comes out of his shell and I LOVED reading from his point of view! He’s a great character, and ohmygod he is seeeeeexy! He and Celaena have so much chemistry. Although, I was really disappointed when View Spoiler » [their relationship kind of fell apart. SO BUMMED! They’re so perfect together and I loved all their hot, flirty, swoony scenes! BROOM CLOSET!!! (Enough said.) I’m sure there will be more romance between them in future books, but I was still really disappointed when it ended in Crown of Midnight. « Hide Spoiler]
And, Crown of Midnight finally shows what a badass Celaena is! I think one of the biggest criticisms of Throne of Glass was that Celaena didn’t feel like much of a badass assassin. Well, in Crown of Midnight Celaena completely owns!
“Enough! We have enough enemies as it is! There are worse things out there to face!”
Celaena slowly turned to him, her face splattered with blood and eyes blazing bright. “No there aren’t,” she said. “Because I’m here now.” Page 221
There are crazy, maddening, brutal killings, and Celaena finally acts like the assassin she is. We get to see her in action, taking people down! She can be seriously ruthless when she wants to be!
Crown of Midnight was action-packed and entertaining right down to the very last page. Something was constantly happening and there were no slow moments! There are even more hot, badass, and intriguing scenes than in Throne of Glass and I was so bummed when the story ended! I could just keep reading, and reading, and reading. I loved the plot developments and I’m seriously so psyched to see how the series continues!!
Sarah, you have blown me away!!