Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Mass book review




Crowned by Evil.
Bound by Duty.
Divided by Love.

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…

There was so much to this book that I can’t even…

Celeana is now the King’s Champion and she’s doing her job of eliminating the King’s enemies.

And now she’s got a new target: Archer Finn, former crush and friend from the time when she was within the Assassin’s Guild.

But things aren’t quite as straight forward as they seem. It turns out that Celeana is not killing the targets, she’s faking their deaths and telling them to run, so she’s in a lot of danger if someone discovers her secret.

The stakes are higher now that Archer is a well-known figure in Rifthold and that he might be involved in a rebel group… and her friend Nehemia could also be involved with them…

Apart from that however, Celeana is getting closer to Chaol. After telling Dorian she couldn’t be with him, it seems as though Celaena and Chaol’s underlying feelings for each other are coming to the surface. Could that mean more heart break for Celeana?

Of course she is still being haunted by the dead Fae Queen Elena but now there’s a new threat for her to uncover; The Wryd Keys and the Wryd Gate. But what is hiding under the Palace?

There’s one thing in this book though; Someone is going to get hurt and the world Celeana knows, the happiness she is making for herself is going to be destroyed…

Please… My feels in this book.

This book was an amazing sequel. It still had the fighting and the brutality of the first book but something about this one drew me in more. There was more magic, more secrets, more heart ache.

Celeana in this book really grew into herself more and I loved how we saw her feelings for Chaol eventually find its way to the surface and how, their brief time together (FEELS!), was such an amazing feeling of happiness for Celeana. She finally knew what it felt like to be happy and you could tell how well it suited her but of course it wasn’t meant to last.

She was such a goddamn badass in this book and I honestly wouldn’t mess with her in a thousand years. We finally see her wild and deadly side, she’s still that sassy, arrogant and sarcastic girl, but above all, she’s an assassin. A ruthless killer. And when the ones she loves are in danger or threatened, she’s unforgiving. That part of her really gives you goosebumps. Oh, and let’s not forget when she’s out for revenge. One word: lethal.

Nehemia was such a great supporting character for Celaena in this book, even if she did have her own agenda. The princess is one of those selfless characters that would give everything up for the sake of her people. She’s fair, ambitious and dedicated. And she’s the key-player that sets things in motion in this sequel. But in a gut-wrenching method that will surely have you shedding a few tears. (I cried!)

Then there’s Archer Finn. I honestly have no idea what to say about him. He was one of those characters that you thought was genuine one minute and then a complete *swear word* the next minute. But his true colours were shown so it shouldn’t have been a surprise that we were all taken in by him in the beginning.

Then there’s the enemy… The King of Ardalan himself and he proves to be just as evil as we thought but I have a feeling his evilness is going to be a lot worse as the series gets on. In this book we see bits of it but we haven’t really touched the tip of his evilness just yet.

I loved every single thing about this book. I loved being transformed into the world Maas has created. There was more nastiness, more brutality and vengefulness in this book that I honestly thought I had been transported into a Game of Thrones episode! Sarah J Maas wrote an amazing sequel and I just know the rest of the series is going to be as brilliant!

5 out of 5 stars



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