Crown Of Midnight

Crown Of Midnight

Hardcover | June 24, 2015

bySarah J. Maas

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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?

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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 hid...

SARAH J. MAAS is the New York Times bestselling author of Crown of Midnight, the sequel to Throne of Glass. Sarah, a New York native, currently lives in the California desert. Visit her online at www.sarahjmaas.comFacebook: facebook.com/throneofglassTwitter: @SJMaas

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.5 × 6.6 × 1.3 inPublished:June 24, 2015Publisher:Bloomsbury Press AgencyLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Even better than the first book! This second book in the thrilling Throne of Glass series follows Celaena Sardothien after the events in the first book of the series, Throne of Glass. Crown of Midnight definitely plays with your emotions. Wow. This book was absolutely amazing, so much better than Throne of Glass. So action-packed and full of twists and turns. I spent the whole book thinking one thing but the ending showed me that I was completely wrong. This book is full of so much information, but it was not written in an "info-dumpy" way. Sarah J. Maas' writing is just so perfect, and all of her books that I have read, I have completely adored. This second book left me with answered, unanswered, and new questions! The amount of twists and turns in this book was unreal. Most things/events were completely unpredictable. The ending was so crazy and I am still working on wrapping my mind around all of that information. I cannot wait to read The Assassin's Blade to find out more about Celaena and other characters. I also cannot wait to continue on with the series since the books just keep getting larger, which means more time spent with these beautiful characters. The world-building ad just the world in general are fantastic. The characters, and just about everything in these books are so complex, I love it! I enjoy every single character, especially Fleetfoot. Celaena is so amazing and such a strong female character. Dorian is adorable and Chaol is my little cinnamon roll. That is all I can say without spoiling things but if you are in need of a amazing fantasy read, check out Sarah J.Maas' books! Happy reading and have a lovely day!
Date published: 2016-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect sequel Though perfection isn't human, Sarah J. Maas comes very close with Crown of Midnight. This book was skillfully made. It combines different aspects of a good fantasy sequel, such as great character development, a tragedy pushing the book forward and fueling the fire in our protagonist's heart and the setup of the complex universe that awaits us in the future books all while delving into what we already knew. Celaena, Nehemia, Dorian and Chaol all become more interesting as the book progresses, creating a want for more of their backstory. The twists and turns this book offers are dreadfully and painstakingly incredible. The ending is also very well made, with the realization of just how complex the political game of Erilea is and how everything thought to be rumors and myths may very well be real. This book will not dissapoint.
Date published: 2016-07-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wow just wow This being the second in the of the books was much better. With how the first one ended I needed to know what would happen next. And this book kept you in it the whole time. This one had action the whole time and kept you guessing about what was going on, what would happen next, and how things were going to work out. This book was defiantly better then the first one, can't wait for the next one now.
Date published: 2015-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm officially obsessed with this series. This book broke my reading slump. It's been ages since I felt this absorbed by a story, and I actually felt GIDDY as I kept turning the pages, and then once I'd finished, HUNGRY for the next book in the series. Maas's fantastic world is one I hope to stay in for a very, very long time. Go, Celaena!
Date published: 2015-08-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So much better than ToG Wow, what an ending. I did however think that it was pretty obvious. I guessed it at 70% and then when the other plot twist happened, I was like oh I guess I was wrong about the first one, but I was not. Celaena was much more interesting this time. I think a lot of the problems I had with the first book stemmed from the actual plot and testing process than from Celaena herself. I am so glad that well everyone realized that it was always about Celaena and Chaol because it has been since day one. And as much as I love Dorian, he and Celaena should have only ever been friends. But Dorian. DORIAN. He was such a good character in this one, even better than in the first novel. Whereas with the first novel, he was a plot point to Celaena, this time he had to face everything alone. Including his plot twist which I thought for sure Nehemia was going to help him figure it out, but I do hope he gets some guidance in the matter. Chaol Westfall is a dream come true and also so stubborn and blind that I wish I could reach into the pages and smack him. I'm glad he had this mistake in this novel so that he can learn from it and grow. And I know he has everything semi figured out, but I did really think that the date she told him had more to do with the date he gave her rather than what he thinks he knows. That was a really confusing sentence but I did not want to spoil anything. I do hope that he finds a way to be at peace with himself in the rest of the series. I'm excited to see where the series will go from here. It seems like everything is in place to make a dramatic next novel and I'm sitting here like oh good it's reaching it's climax and I just looked on Goodreads and there are six novels in total which means we are no where near climax and I'm afraid for my sanity because that was too much for me to take so I'm not sure how much more I can possibly handle. In a good way though. Overall: 4/5 stars. I really liked that Celaena came into her own and that there was much more of her assassin abilities being used. I'm glad she started to really question everything and found part of herself. I would have given it five stars if losing her virginity wasn't described as giving him everything she had. Because women are more than our vaginas.
Date published: 2015-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing again! Just plain awesome! The first was amazing...this one follows the path of amazingness! READ IT!
Date published: 2015-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic seque Sarah J. Maas is quickly becoming one of my favourite authors. I happened to come across Throne of Glass by accident and after reading that I just had to go out and buy Crown of Midnight. The world that Maas creates for the readers is just phenominal and it has impressed me greatly. I love reading the fantasy and sci-fi genres because the authors have to create characters and different worlds for those characters to live in. Everything is made from scratch. Celaena and Adarlan just shows me why fantasy is so great and I thank Sarah for that. I strongly recommend any fantasy reader to pick up this series whether it is from a friend or you buy it from the bookstore and read it. A movie for this series also needs to happen quickly because Sarah J. Maas deserves it! An amazing sequel and I can not wait to start Heir of Fire.
Date published: 2015-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read! Compliments to the writer, this book woke up the interest I had in the story while reading the first book ..
Date published: 2015-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from God Why? It's just so good I can't even, so I won't. Just read it. Please.
Date published: 2015-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing This book was amazing it was suspense filled and fast paced. I would totally recomend this book!¡!
Date published: 2015-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than the First Book! What can I say is that this book was better than the first!!! Sarah J. Maas knows how to hook you in. I can tell you that my emotions were like fire and ice with the amount of tension and self discovery of what goes on in this book! Staying up till 2 am is totally worth reading this book! I have instantly fallen in love with this series including the male leads of Chaol and Dorian. Celaena is even more kick-a** in this book than the last (Throne of Glass). The mysteries about her past is opened up more and while reading until the end you will discover this. I am seriously sad I have to wait a whole year to read the next one!! My mind is still mind blown after reading this and utterly speechless. I fell so hard for both Chaol and Dorian that I am still torn at who is is going to pick! So it good that Celaena picks the one I wanted her with, so there wasn't a love triangle. Both male leads are such well developed characters that their story is very important to the development of Celaena's which Sarah J. Maas knows how to do! This is one series everyone needs to read! Epic fantasy that has a Game of Thrones feeling! It has other great elements like fae, witches, demons, and mystery! Sarah J. Maas is an author to look out for because her stories are addicting and beautifully creative! I am looking forward to see what the other books in the series hold because I have a feeling they are going to be just as good!
Date published: 2015-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So good! I love this series! 2 read in just about three days, on to the third! I recommend everyone read this series, great job Maas:)
Date published: 2015-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Speechless! Amazingly and powerfully written by author Sarah J. Mass. A book filled with suspense and thoroughly written from beginning till end. My heart paced faster at each and every surprise as I flipped to the next page and read. Seriously can not imagine what will be awaiting in the next book, "Heir of Fire." About Celaena's coming journey, adventures, and relationships with the Captain of the Guard, Chaol, and Prince and Heir of the throne, Dorian. Perhaps there is even more to unravel.
Date published: 2015-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Whaabshxibahs Like whaaat. Sometimes I wish books never end and I did not have to either seen that line ending on my computer or the pages thinning on my hand. It's a good book when I have to force myself to slow down. This book is just full of epicnessess and I loved keeping up with every last inch of it. This love triangle stud is a bit old but when the story is this different and exciting I will read another <3 triangle any day!!
Date published: 2014-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crown of Midnight Really great! Major cliffhanger ending though!
Date published: 2014-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous Wow wow wow. I need book 3 now!!!
Date published: 2014-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crown of Midnight This book was just as good as the first! Could not stop reading until the last page! Awesome book!!
Date published: 2014-07-23
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 5 out of 5 by from Epic I am so sad that I have to wait for the third book to come out! Thus book was such an adventure and I don't want it to end!
Date published: 2014-06-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good reading Excellent first series can't wait for more books
Date published: 2014-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mr Great easy read.
Date published: 2014-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mr I LOVED this book! I really enjoyed Throne of Glass, but this one was even better! So good! It was a page turner with an epic conclusion that left me wanting to dive straight into the next in the series!
Date published: 2014-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crown of Midnight - Throne of Glass Amazing!!! Very engaging, almost impossible to put it down! Can't wait for the next book to come out
Date published: 2014-02-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Crown of Midnight - Throne of Glass I found this a bit slow for the first, maybe 1-3 of the book but it started to slowly pick up around then and by the end it was much better. But the first book was definitely far better. I felt like there was more about the character and their relationships with each other in the first that was done well. This one seemed to miss it and wasn't actually loaded with other things to replace it. Things have definitely taken on a different turn in this book though, since the competition is over, there's more details on some things that were mentioned in the first and a lot more about the King and what he's up to. It is interesting, just look a long time to get to that point, this book is long and could have used some trimming in the beginning I feel. Not a lot was happening during that part and it took a long time for me to get through it, it dragged so much.
Date published: 2014-02-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Crown of Midnight - Throne of Glass I really liked this book. I felt it answered some of my glaring questions for the first book but also ended on a fantastic note for the third book. I didn't give it a 5 star rating because I did find it was a bit slow in some places but overall was definitely a book that I would recommend to a friend. I'm really excited for the next book!
Date published: 2014-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crown of Midnight - Throne of Glass An excellent continuation of the series. But the ending! You might want to save yourself the agony of suspense and just wait for the next book so you can read them both together.
Date published: 2014-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crown of Midnight - Throne of Glass Absolutely fantastic. I was torn between wanting to read it in one sitting, and needing to put it down for a bit so I could get my heart rate back to normal.
Date published: 2014-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crown of Midnight - Throne of Glass This is a great follow-up to Throne of Glass. Full of action and mystery. Can't wait for the next one!
Date published: 2014-01-28
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