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Crown Of Midnight

by Sarah J Maas

Bloomsbury Juvenile US | August 27, 2013 | Hardcover

Crown Of Midnight is rated 4.6667 out of 5 by 3.
"She is the greatest assassin her world has ever known.
But where will her conscience, and her heart, lead her?
"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 willing to fight for?

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 336 pages, 9.5 × 6.6 × 1.5 in

Published: August 27, 2013

Publisher: Bloomsbury Juvenile US

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1619630621

ISBN - 13: 9781619630628

Found in: Science Fiction and Fantasy

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Heart-Pounding, Thrilling Sequel! "Leave the talking and charming to me." Chaol raised his brows. "So I'm just here for decoration?" "Be grateful I consider you a worthy accessory." (p. 56) This book was like an action TV show in my head. It probably was even better than the first book! We all know that Sarah J. Maas masters her books every time. I've only read 2 of her books, and from there, I can see that she's easily a favourite author of mine. By every chapter, she keeps improving her writing and our captivation. She immensely makes everything better and better before we know it. Our time reading this book goes by so quickly, and before we know it, we're having a pretty achy book hangover and our world is slowly falling apart because we realize that the next book in the series is coming (for those who don't have access to pretty review copies.) This book was another fantasy YA literature masterpiece. There was no signs whatsoever of second-book-syndrome (which we all dread) and the action and romance here was better than ever. This book has a mixture of almost every book genre you may think of. Romance, yes (highly), action, adventure, fantasy, magic, suspense, fairies, mystery, EVERYTHING. I love books that incorporate that sort of variety and diversity of different genres. If you haven't read the first book or currently are, I would highly not recommend reading on with this review. Just saying. Many SPOILERS will be announced from the previous book and from this one. Take a precaution. Celaena has won the fight to become the King's Champion. It was a tough fight that required a lot of fighting and came with consequences, but Celaena has done it. Now, things aren't going to become easier. Secrets and mysteries will unravel beside the fact that Celaena has some drama with her own love relationships going on. Then, adding to that, a big catastrophe came to be. Nehemia DIED. Celaena's only true best friend and person who understood her died, and everything slowly collapsed around her. Could things seriously not get worse? During the book I became happy because of the romance between Celaena and Chaol (I literally screamed) and then sad because of the unspeakable tragedy that Sarah really had to add. (Not that it didn't hurt me too much. *sarcasm*) But I strongly believe that when a book gives you different and crazy feels, then it's even better. Every book is supposed to be an addicting TV show, with drama, action and romance in between. Feeling things are the best. And this book definitely deserves the Emmy Award. When completing the first book, I was in a hazardous book hangover and needed the sequel. A few days later (more like two) I went to the library and picked this one up. I began it sooner than I knew it, and finished it in a matter of three hours. Three hours of screaming, crying, tears, and squeals. Three hours of about 420 pages. I really would like to give myself a big pat on the back for that. :) This book still held the same amount of fantasy, a little more romance and amazing action as the previous novel. I love the concept and I think that this is surely the best fantasy-romance book out there. I just loved the whole book. There were no moments when I was bored or slightly blinking an eye. Every moment was addicting and unspeakable to any other person. I finished it off with a huge headache of wanting the next book (which I will get to soon because I got a review copy, haha). The plot was a whole enjoyable roller coaster and Celaena's voice was better than ever. So imagine this. I loved the first book so dearly much and gave it a 5 gazillion star rating, and this was even better. Imagine my love for this one now. I'm probably giving it an infinite amount of stars. :) The character-relationships between Celaena and the men gradually improved even more. Chaol and Celaena FINALLY KISSED and I kept saying, "I wish I was Celaena," so many times out loud. I kept squealing and making a fool out of myself in my own very home. xD Although Celaena and Dorian are now just-friends, I really wish that their love will come back. It's not safe to love the Captain of the Guard, and it isn't safe to love the Prince. So both ways, Celaena would be taking a risk. *grumpy cat face* Celaena was just the same as ever. She's a definite favourite heroine of mine, and I wouldn't trade my love for her for anyone else, except maybe Tessa Gray. *apologizes* But Celaena is such a badass girly character. Just my type of woman. And obviously, I have a huge love relatable relationship to the men. Chaol and Dorian both have something so special about them that no fictional men can beat. I, a girl, can even relate to them. I dream every night that they can hold me in their arms. By the end, I was a broken mess. I was struggling very hard to deal with the loss of Nehemia, one of my favourite characters. And then the whole action scene with Chaol got me thinking, and then BAM WE FOUND OUT SOMETHING HUGE. And of course, Sarah J. Maas left us with a terrible cliffhanger and I'm going to have to read the next book very soon. :') I JUST CAN'T WAIT. But honestly, what a beautiful book. My favourite quotes: "The rest of the world quieted into nothing. In that moment, after ten long years, Celaena looked at Chaol and realized she was home." "The moonlight and the garden and the garden glow from the ballroom blurred together, now miles away. "We'll never be a normal boy and girl, will we?" she managed to say. "No," he breathed, eyes blazing. "We won't." (p. 134) "Is that... chocolate cake?" "I thought you might need some." "Need, not want? A ghost of a smile was on her lips, and he almost sagged in relief as he said, "For you, I'd say that chocolate cake is most definitely a need." (p. 173) "He will kill you, Celaena." He grabbed her by the shoulders and shook her. "He'll kill you, and make me do it as punishment for being your friend." That was the terror that he grappled with--the fear that plagued him, the thing that had kept him on this side of the line for so long." (p. 186) "I would be the greatest fool in the world to let you go alone." And then there were tears rolling down her face, and her mouth became a thin, wobbling line. He pulled back, but didn't let her go. "Why are you crying?" "Because," she whispered, her voice shaking, "you remind me of how the world ought to be. What the world can be." (p. 187) "The kiss obliterated her. It was like coming home or being born or suddenly finding an entire half of herself that had been missing. His lips were hot and soft against hers--still tentative, and after a moment, he pulled back far enough to look into her eyes. She trembled with the need to touch him everywhere at once, to feel him touching her everywhere at once. He would give up everything to go with her. She twined her arms around his neck, her mouth meeting his in a second kiss that knocked the world out from under her." (p. 188) "But he couldn't help imagining it--the glimmer of the future and how it would be to forge a life together, to call her his wife, to hear her call him husband, to raise a brood of children who probably be far too clever and talented for their own good (and for Chaol's sanity). (p. 212) "What does that mean?" he demanded. She smiled sadly. "You'll figure it out. And when you do..." She shook her head, knowing she wouldn't say it, but doing it anyway."When you do, I want you to remember that it wouldn't have made any difference to me. It's never made any difference to me when it came to you. I'd still pick you. I'll always pick you." (p. 413)
Date published: 2014-07-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great sequel! I didn't know how I was going to write this review..I loved Throne of Glass so much, and I was wary about reading this one because I was afraid of the second book syndrome. For some reason the beginning was so slow for me. I got about a hundred pages in before something was happening. I know Sarah did this on purpose, probably to build suspense, but it was killing me slowly. As long as the plot started to appear, I was happily engaged in reading all of Celaena's adventures. Or in this case murder plot mystery. We're known to Celaena's real intention right away, so you just know that something BIG will go down if the King ever found out what she was up to. I fell so hard for Chaol AND Dorian, and much to my liking, Celaena only picks one. (Good girl!) Love that there wasn't a love triangle, but more like unrequited love. It's not hard to fall for Chaol or Dorian because both are just such great characters. What makes it harder is that you just know everything will not go as planned. Once they hit that road block, you just know there's no way they'll be the same after that. I felt so bad for Celaena and hope she has the power to forgive. Because that's the right thing to do and knowing her character, she will. I just can't wait until it happens! As I mentioned before, the pacing threw me off, but once it started, it didn't stop and more secrets are revealed. I love how there was an almost surreal aspect that was added to the story, and creatures appeared that would make any basilisk slither away.  If you're ready for a more drama and mystery in Celaena's world, then Crown of Midnight is just for you.
Date published: 2013-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Even better than THRONE OF GLASS Throne of Glass was an exceptional debut novel but the sequel, CROWN OF MIDNIGHT is WAY better. A must-read! This sequel is not one should miss
Date published: 2013-08-18

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Crown Of Midnight

by Sarah J Maas

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 336 pages, 9.5 × 6.6 × 1.5 in

Published: August 27, 2013

Publisher: Bloomsbury Juvenile US

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1619630621

ISBN - 13: 9781619630628

From the Publisher

"She is the greatest assassin her world has ever known.
But where will her conscience, and her heart, lead her?
"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 willing to fight for?

About the Author

Sarah J. Maas was born in Manhattan, New York. She received a degree in creative writing and a minor in religious studies from Hamilton College. In April 2002, she began posting the first chapters of the rough draft of Throne of Glass on FictionPress.com and garnered a large online fan base. Her first book, Throne of Glass, was published in 2012. Her other works include A Faraway Land, Crown of Midnight, and A Court of Thorns and Roses.
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