Title: Crown of Midnight
Author: Sarah J Maas
Series: Book #2 in the Throne of Glass series
Publication Date: August 27, 2013
Genres: Young/New Adult – Fantasy, Romance
Format: Purchased Paperback
“Crown of Midnight” is the second book in the “Throne of Glass” series by Sarah J Maas, and it was freaking fantastic. I thought that this book was much better than the first and I was completely engrossed in it from the first chapter. There are more plot twists and turns, more romance, more action, more suspense… it just had a lot more of everything!
This book held a lot of intrigue with politics, magic, romance, death, and what Celaena is truly like as an assassin. You definitely get to see more of just how Adarlan’s Assassin works, and, quite frankly, if I came across her in an alley, I would want to vanish into thin air rather than be cut by her daggers. Celaena, in the first book, was definitely strong-willed, quick tempered, sassy, and all that, but in this book you really get to see those traits more predominantly. You also learn how strong her love for her friends runs and how deep the wounds cut when some tragic things unfold.
Chaol is also fleshed out more in this book than he was in the first, and you see a man who is caring, passionate, and willing to sacrifice himself for the woman he loves. He also comes with a minor tragic backstory, which is always nice to read about, right?
Dorian comes with a secret that even he didn’t know about, and it makes him an interesting character to read about in this book. Though he makes less appearances in this one than the first, he still is a major character that will most definitely have more to tell in later books.
Overall, this book has so much to offer, so much character and world development, plot twists, intrigue, action sequences that’ll make your gut twist, and more that it’s a better sequel than most, and it only left me thirsting for more. I highly recommend this book for anyone reading the “Throne of Glass” series.
I give this book 5/5 stars.
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