Sunday, February 2, 2014

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

Release Date: August 27th, 2013

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children's

Author Info: Website & Twitter

Age Group: Young Adult

Pages: 420 pages

Buy it Here: Amazon 

Our Rating: 5+ stars! 

An assassin’s loyalties are always in doubt.
But her heart never wavers.

After a year of hard labor in the Salt Mines of Endovier, eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien has won the king's contest to become the new royal assassin. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown – a secret she hides from even her most intimate confidantes.

Keeping up the deadly charade—while pretending to do the king's bidding—will test her in frightening new ways, especially when she's given a task that could jeopardize everything she's come to care for. And there are far more dangerous forces gathering on the horizon -- forces that threaten to destroy her entire world, and will surely force Celaena to make a choice.

Where do the assassin’s loyalties lie, and who is she most willing to fight for?

How do you write a review for one of the greatest books you've ever read?   

 I gave Throne of Glass 5 stars, so after reading Crown of Midnight I was at a loss because what is better than 5 stars?!? I had no idea that I could even love a book as much as I loved this one. Celaena & her secrets combined with the changes in her relationship with Chaol had me unable to put this book down.  I loved watching as their relationship changed in both good & bad ways. The definitely tragedies/dilemmas that they had to endure would be a challenge for any relationship.

One of my favorite things about this book was that you got to see Celaena do what she does best: manipulate, spy, and even kill. Watching her put the pieces together about the danger that was coming was so thrilling & even though I didn't like what had to happen in order for her to embrace her destiny I am glad that she finally did. Little clues throughout the story kind of tip you off to how the book is going to end but it is still crazy when you get to that point! 

The only bad thing about this book was that I am now desperate to read Heir of Fire, which doesn't come out until the fall! 

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