“Crown of Midnight” Takes the Crown

It only took me two days to finish Sarah J. Maas’s Crown of Midnight. It kept me up late at night because I just could not put it down. This series will completely ruin my sleep schedule! Exhibit A:Screenshot 2016-04-28 00.08.13

Goodreads Synopsis: From the throne of glass rules a king with a fist of iron and a soul as black Screenshot 2016-05-08 22.36.33as 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.

This book was twice as intense as the first. SO MANY FEELINGS! Celaena has serious anger management problems and boy did she let loose. My heart beat a mile a minute because her anger was frightening. Once I finished reading the book, I took a break and read The Heir by Kiera Cass to get some lighter reading in and calm myself.

I’m sorry, but I’m still Team Dorian. Chaol is great, but, to me, Dorian is my baby. I can’t get enough of him. And this book also upped Dorian’s cool factor, so I’m still holding on to that ship.

As for the plot, it was just as intense as Celaena’s emotion. So much happens and I can’t risk spoiling anything, but it is well worth the read.

I’m still reeling from all that I’ve read that I’m practically speechless. I can say this:
Just like my Throne of Glass review, 5 out of 5 stars to this one too.


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