Title: Crown of Midnight
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult Published: 15th August 2013
Start Date: 9th August 2022
Finish Date: 10th August 2022
"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.
Wow, what a book! Sarah J.Maas just seriously did not disappoint, there was more action, more nastiness, more character development, more surprises, sexier, more complications, no love triangle and a well-placed, never saw it coming twist.
Crown of Midnight takes a step away from the tame romantic, dramatic of its predecessor and opens up a moment of a story that is bigger, bloodier and meaner than I think many readers will have expected. Celaena gets to fully explore all aspects of what it means to be an assassin, she is constantly tested and you see her growing, changing and learning as the book progresses. The book is one tumultuous journey of extreme highs and unbelievable lows with Celaena taking relationships to all new levels and watching others fall apart. Her old enemies resurface and slowly but surely we start to see how big of a picture Sarah J.Maas is painting for us.
I would not mess with Celaena at all, I cannot wait to see where this book goes! I am so excited to read the next book of this series; Heir of Fire.