September 30, 2013

Review: Crown of Midnight by: Sarah J. Maas (2013)

Crown of Midnight by: Sarah J. Maas (2013)
420 pages
Genre: YA/Fantasy
 Source: I purchased this book for my e-reader.
Goodreads Summary: 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?

My Review
*Trying to steady my breathing and stop fangirling for two seconds so I can write this review.

Crown of Midnight was everything I was hoping it would be after just recently finishing Throne of Glass. I fell right back into Celaena's world, it was like I had never left. I do however want you to tread cautiously, you won’t put this down once you start and you may even forget to eat and sleep. Crown of Midnight won’t disappoint, if anything it will make you love this series even more. I sound pretty coherent as I write this which is surprising considering I totally was freaking out while reading this entire book, especially when it comes to a certain swoon worthy man, and now I will take a deep breath and continue on.

I still stand by the fact that Celaena is one of the best, if not the best, kick ass heroine I have ever encountered in a young adult novel. Crown of Midnight gave me the chance to explore more of Celaena and the other characters in the novel making me feel even closer to them than before. I love her independence and her love of food among other things. I love her strength and her heart. I got to witness and see another side of Celaena and even when she would be a little frustrating I was still understanding to her situation. Relationships grow and simmer among every single character in this book from romantic relationships to family and friendships.

Crown of Midnight was also non-stop awesome. There is an amazing fight scene that I want to re-read. There are moments of shocking reveals that will have your mouth hanging open. There was the biggest heart wrenching scene that had me crushed and despretly trying to read faster to see what would happen next. I love the way Maas writes and how vivid every single scene is, making it even easier to completely forget about the real world while reading. I will warn you that the ending will have you very impatiently waiting for the next book, but I’m sure you probably expect that going in.

Crown of Midnight won’t take you long to read and I guarantee you will love it if you liked Throne of Glass. Seriously, if you haven’t read these books yet you should because you are missing out. I’m not even a huge fan of fantasy but I was captivated none the less. Now go read Crown of Midnight!

Check out my review of the first book Throne of Glass!


  1. I'm still reeling from this novel, and I read it 2 months ago! It was just so perfectly written, and the secrets revealed? GAH! My mouth was literally gaping the whole time while I was reading it. Awesome review!

    Daphne @ Reading Until Dawn

    1. Thanks! I can't stop thinking about this book and how excited I am for the next one. :)

  2. I JUST HAVE A BIG ASS SMILE ON MY FACE! Gosh I love this series so much and it makes me so happy that you do too! Sarah J. Maas is amazing. Did you know this isn't just a trilogy? I think this series is supposed to have 6 books. If they are all this awesome, this will literally become the most epic series EVER.

    1. I thank you every day until the end of time for getting me to read this series!!!! 6 books?!?! YES!!!!

  3. YAY!!! Good, I am so glad to hear that the sequel is good. >:) I'll probably read it this Christmas break.

    1. You will probably love it if you liked the first one, probably even more so!


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