Crown of Midnight

17167166Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
Published : 2013
Version Read
 : Ebook
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3starFrom the throne of glass rules a king with a fist of iron and a soul as black as 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.

I liked this book more than the first one, but one just slightly. I give it 3.75 stars, so very close to 4 stars. The plot of this book was great and left nothing to be desired. The only issue I had with it was Celaena again. I still don’t understand what everyone loves about her yet.

I loved how the world expanded in this book and I look forward to even more in the next book. Sarah has a great talent for building up worlds to the point where they feel almost like a character themselves. These parts were my favorite parts.

The relationship Celaena had in this book felt a little force and I wasn’t into it. They don’t seem to have much in common and while I understand why he did what he did at the end of the book, I felt like he was just pushing her away because he didn’t like the new dynamic between them. Hopefully the next one will feel more natural.

I plan on reading Heir of Fire sometime in the future, but for now, there are so many other books I want to read first.

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