Friday, 9 June 2017

Review: Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas



About The Book

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.



Format
Paperback

Story Length
Full Length Novel 

POV
Third Person

Triggers?
No.

Background Knowledge Required?
Yes - You'll need to have read Throne of Glass to follow this book.

Cliffhanger?
The story isn't complete so plots are left unresolved. There's nothing that'll make you scream and throw the book across the room though.

HEA?
No, this is book two in a series and I don't think we'll get anything resembling a HEA until the final book!

Love-Triangle?
No. The love triangle from Throne of Glass is pretty much resolved.

Violence?
Yes but it isn't gratuitous nor overly graphic but the book definitely isn't for the overly squeamish or for delicate flowers.

What I Liked: 
I loved the character development with Celaena, Choal and Dorian. I loved how the stupid-ass love triangle from Throne of Glass was resolved without major dramas and I loved how the plot of the series developed further. 

What I Didn't Like: 

Nothing. There was nothing I didn't like about this book. I mean, sure, there was things that happened to characters that made me sad, made me mad, but it was their fate and it needed to happen for the story to progress...

Other Thoughts:
I can't wait to see where this series goes next! 
My heart is a little bit broken and I hope that Celaena and her love can work it out. 
I hope that Dorian and Choal remain safe in Adarlan.
I hope that the death of a beloved character is avenged. 
I'm moving straight on to the next book!

Favourite Quotes:

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“I worry because I care. Gods help me, I know I shouldn't, but I do. So I will always tell you to be careful, because I will always care what happens.”  

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“He wouldn't let his servants change the sheets on his bed because they still smelled like her, because he went to sleep dreaming that she was still lying beside him.” 

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“And what sort of work do you do for my uncle?" 
“I bury the king’s opponents where nobody will ever find them.” 

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“Her rage took her to a place where she only knew three things: that Chaol had been taken from her, that she was a weapon forged to end lives, and that if Chaol was hurt, no one was going to walk out of that warehouse.” 
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“It’s never made any difference to me when it came to you. I’d still pick you. I’ll always pick you.” 

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“She wouldn't mind working with him - but not in the way Roland meant. Her way would include a dagger, a shovel, and an unmarked grave.” 


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