Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas


My thoughts

The second book in this series. Though from the set I bought it shows it as the third. But if you read them in the right or recommended order they are suppose to be even better. So that is what I will be doing. Next will be Heir of Fire then The Assassin's Blade after. Then we will see....

This book picks up where TOG ended pretty much. It's has a lot more going on and you get a better idea of who the characters are and what they do. There are a few surprises along the way, though one was very obviously going to happen in my humble opinion. Sad but necessary I suppose. 

There is a bit more magic in this book. A lot of scary parts if you will. Celaena continues to do what she is suppose to do. I got so aggravated at how she kept letting Archer off the hook even after he stabbed her in the back a couple of times. Went totally against all I thought of her too. But it was necessary for this story to move forward. 

I wanted so bad for Celaena and Chaol to have the happily ever after in this one but that may come later in the series. Or not at all. Celaena has a job to do and she's good at what she does. I still love Prince Dorian. Though in many ways I do find him very lacking. Or I did for a bit. I still hate the King and believe him to be the most evil of monsters. I adore Fleetfoot. 

There are some characters that I hope to hear more from but only if necessary. Or maybe just learn what happened to them in the end. 

This author's imagination is wonderful. Her writing style is so good. I've read and loved the ACOTAR series and am making my way through this one and will follow with the Crescent City books. 

I gave this one FIVE big stars. Well deserved.


"A line that should never be crossed is about to be breached.

It puts this entire castle in jeopardy—and the life of your friend."

From 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.

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