Crown of Midnight: Throne of Glass (Book 2)
by Sarah J. Maas
“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, puts 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…”
So after reading Throne of Glass, I immediately started reading Crown of Midnight, I had to know what happened straight away… I do feel that you need to have read Throne of Glass to understand what is happening, as there is a little bit of introduction of what happened in the first book, but not enough for you to understand fully why characters are doing certain things.
It is two months after Celaena Sardothien became King’s Champion, and now she must kill on order otherwise her friends will be killed, but when a long dead Queen asks for her help in combating an evil she takes on the task. After turning down one man and picking the other (both are friends), things get a bit tense. However, her new job is pushing everyone to breaking point and her relationships have completely changed, can she fix them?
Oh my gosh!!! That was incredible! I want to go grab the next one out my TBR pile… but I’m going to resist until tomorrow (maybe). I really do not know what to write, wow!
Again, we were straight into some action, no fancy fluffing and I love it! Grabs my attention straight away. I ended up reading Crown of Midnight in 3 days, as I could not put it down, I just wish I did not have work and then I would have read it even quicker! It had me completely hooked from start to finish, with all the twists and turns. I loved all the fight scenes and the conversational scenes were fab too. I went through all the emotions! I definitely cried right near the end, I laughed, was scared, sad, happy and tense in all the right places.
All my favourite characters were back and as loveable as ever, but I was (literally) hitting my head at some decisions they made. I grew to like, the bronze door knocker, Mort as well, he is annoying in a funny way, and some of the things he was coming out with were quite hilarious. Again, there were different characters that you were meant to not like, and they were again designed to perfection. All the small characters were written beautifully too.
Crown of Midnight ends on a cliffhanger, this is because the Throne of Glass series continues in Heir of Fire.
When reading Crown of Midnight I described it as an assassin working for to gain her freedom, while spending time with her friends and on a mission from a long dead Queen. I would recommend this book to older teenagers and adults, due to more mature content. 5 out of 5.