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Review: Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas (#2 Thorne of Glass)

6. July 2018

GENRE & SYNOPSIS

Fantasy/New Adult/Romance/Fae

Celaena Sardothien, royal assassin, is the King of Adarlan’s deadliest weapon. She must win her freedom through his enemies’ blood – but she cannot bear to kill for the crown. And every death Celaena fakes, every lie she tells, put those she loves at risk.

Torn between her two protectors – a captain and a prince – and battling a dark force far greater than the king, Celaena must decide what she will fight for: her liberty, her heart or the fate of a kingdom…

Credit: Goodreads.com

RATING & REVIEW

★★★★★/5

I feel like I’m always so shook after reading Maas. I ventured into Throne of Glass with a sort of anticipation to a new epic fantasy adventure with a strong heroine, and I totally got that, I was hooked from page one. But when I ventured into Crown of Midnight I was starting to think; Hmm, are all these books going to be about Celaena being the King’s Assassin, or are we finally going to get some answers to some long unanswered questions that have been foreshadowed in the previous book? Well, yeah of course, it’s Maas we’re talking about; the queen of foreshadowing.

I had so many favorite moments in this book, and I have marked each and every one in the book, which you can see below, but only if you’ve read the book – the moments will totally spoil the book to you. Anyways. The foreshadowing was something that I somewhat caught throughout the book, but some of them was just like a hunch. For example I kept on thinking that some CERTAIN people were being totally sketchy and I was right. And of course, it all came rumbling down in the ending with a much anticipated ending. Seriously, I saw it coming from the first time it was mentioned, but I have been waiting to see how it was going to be revealed.

I loved how this book somewhat went from these awesome, cute, sassy moments, to like brutal and honest and teary. It was like reading two different books to be honest, but it worked so well. The first half was kind of light and funny and oh my God how much I ship Chaol and Celaena. But then everything happened and it kind of became this dark book with brutal moments that I actually cried in. And I started to really appreciate Dorian’s part in it.

I can’t wait to continue this series, and I have this feeling like Heir of Fire is going to be epic. I see a lot of people saying that it’s their favorite book of the series, so that’s going to be interesting. I also love how we can’t rely on Celaena as a narrator in these books because she keeps hiding things from us as well, so I’m just really looking forward to more truths being unveiled and the continuous relationship between my two favorite people; Chaol and Celaena (Because let’s face it, they’re like made for each other).

FAVORITE MOMENTS

  • When Dorian started to let Celaena go
  • When doorknob Mort was being sassy af
  • When Chaol and Celaena slow danced (GOD DAMN IT)
  • When Celaena kissed Chaol and it totally obliterated her
  • Not a favorite, but it was so DAMN BRUTAL; When Nehemia died.
  • Made me sob: When Chaol barely reached a broom closet before he started crying
  • When that damn creature followed Celaena in the tombs
  • When Celaena admitted that she would totally trade places with Nehemia
  • WHEN FLEETFOOT WAS SO HAPPY TO SEE NEHEMIA
  • When Archer showed his true colors and I was like; I KNEW IT DEEP INSIDE
  • When I totally thought Fleetfoot was dead for a second and I cried
  • When we finally got one of the answers; that Celaena is fae
  • WHEN WE FINALLY GOT THE ANSWER TO ALL QUESTIONS: THAT CELAENA IS AELIN GALATHYNIUS

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