August 05, 2015


Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2)
by Sarah J Maas
"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.

This is the second book in the Throne of Glass series if you have not read the first one I highly suggest you do before you continue on with my review. Spoiler alert has been made.


Oh, Sarah J Maas, you have a way with reeling in your readers and giving them this beautiful, magical world. Full of badass females, terrible demons and Chaol.. um I mean hot guys.. yes that. As you can tell I am team Chaol all the way. I can honestly say that it irks me when Dorian and Celenea are alone, I am waiting for that slip up that will make me go "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO WHAT ABOUT CHAOL!" Gladly it has not happened yet.

Sadly this book didn't have the starting punch that the first book did which did cause me to put it down a couple times, but about half way through the book I was hooked. I feel like this book we got to see the raw emotion from Celenea that causes her to be such an amazing assassin because this time she was fighting for things she loved, and not because she was being forced to. Meeting people from her past and learning new things that is slowly putting the whole story together was great. I love that even though Celenea is this bad ass assassin that you don't want to mess with, she isn't someone who just gets everything right the first time. She has to figure things out, work her way through her problems, nothing is handed to her like most main characters. The heartache that she felt, I felt. I loved Nehemia, and I loved Chaol and her together, to have both those ripped away on the same page was heartwrenching. 

This book left off after finding out some important and gasptacular information. The last three sentences of the book were mind-blowing and totally have me yearning to get my hands on the third one (which I am still waiting to arrive) but I know as soon as it is here I will be devouring it and be ready in time for the fourth books release. 

Sarah J Maas just has this way with words to create this amazing world around you with interesting characters with so many secrets and interesting backgrounds that you just can't put the book down. You need to know the information.

This was an amazing addition to the series and gladly didn't suffer from second book syndrome. I applaud your work Sarah, you did well.

07/27 marked as: currently-reading
07/27 page 60 14.0% "What? Read one book at a time?! NEVER."
07/29 page 75 17.0%
07/30 page 100 23.0%
07/30 page 105 25.0% "Oh Chaol. I really like him."
07/31 page 150 35.0%
08/02 page 192 45.0% "Finally!! Haha I love Chaol"
08/03 page 215 51.0% "Oh god."
08/03 page 231 55.0% "Part 2 - The Queen's Arrow. Poor Nehemia."
08/03 page 287 68.0%
08/04 marked as: read

Sarah J. Maas is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series (Queen of Shadows, Book 4, will be out in September 2015), as well as the A Court of Thorns and Roses series (out 5/5/15).

Sarah lives in Bucks County, PA, and over the years, she has developed an unhealthy appreciation for Disney movies and bad pop music. She adores fairy tales and ballet, drinks too much tea, and watches an ungodly amount of TV. When she's not busy writing, she can be found exploring the historic and beautiful Pennsylvania countryside with her husband and canine companion.

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1 comment

  1. I'm so glad you loved the second book, reading your review has made me so excited to re-read CoM in prep for Queen of Shadows.. but you're totally right the last 3 sentences of this book it was sticks with you the most!!!
    I was fully on Team Dorian the first time I read these books but after re-reading ToG I'm starting to see the Choal appeal ;)
    Also speaking of hot guys just wait until Heir of Fire, you're about to meet the hottest of them all ;) (well in my opinion)
    Great review and I hope you enjoy the rest of the series :)
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    Cody @ Literary-ly Obsessed