Genre: Young Adult / Fantasy
Page Count: 418 pages
Publication Date: August 2013
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…
Oh my! That “Goodreads summary” up there does not do this book any justice! Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas is the second book in the Throne of Glass series, and boy oh boy, did it take over my life!
The writing style is just as brilliant as it was in the first book in the series (see my review here), but because there’s no need for all that world-building and explaining at the beginning, the story takes you away as soon as you start reading.
This book is full of action, so you’re never ever bored. Even when it’s more of a reflective scene when the characters are trying to process something that’s just happened, you’re still left on the edge of your seat because something big could catch them by surprise at any moment!
What an epic series!
I won’t spoil the story for those of you who haven’t read this book yet (why ever not?!) so I won’t go into detail about my theories and feelings about certain characters. You’ll just have to read it yourself and come to your own conclusions…