Crown Of Midnight by Sarah J. MaasCrown Of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

Crown Of Midnight

bySarah J. Maas

Hardcover | June 24, 2015

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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?

Sarah J. Maas is the #1 New York Times and internationally bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series, as well as the Court of Thorns and Roses series. Her books are published in over thirty-six languages. A New York native, Sarah lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and
Title:Crown Of MidnightFormat: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 Great book and series! Better than the first. And the series only gets better from here! #plumreview
Date published: 2018-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great read i love this series so muchhh. this isnt my fav book in the series but its still amazingggg.
Date published: 2018-08-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It's okay This book was probably my least favourite one in the series but it was still an entertaining read. Plenty of plot twists and lots of Celaena's dry and vicious humor. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-08-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Entertaining I'm really enjoying this series more than I thought I would, since I don't read a lot of fantasy. Easy reads.
Date published: 2018-08-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful book!! I loved this continuation but I was a little sad considering that Dorian was in it less. Overall a really good book as well as series. Would deffinetly recommend this series.
Date published: 2018-07-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good I liked this book but not as much as the first because Dorian was in it less
Date published: 2018-07-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read! I'm really enjoying the added depth and worldbuilding from the first book.
Date published: 2018-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic!! LOVE this Throne of Glass series....This is really an amazing series for those who enjoy a fantasy world....Our son loves this series...and now has me hooked....
Date published: 2018-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from !!!!!!!!! WOW. THE SUSPENSE. THE ACTION. THE CLIFFHANGER. I NEED MORE!!!!!
Date published: 2018-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW This book was an amazing second installment in the Throne of Glass series. It showed us more about who "Celaena" really is, and how incredible she is. This book was definitely one of the saddest books in the series(next to Empire of Storms of course).
Date published: 2018-06-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Better than the first This second installment was better than the first. We are starting to get more attached to the characters and there are some plot twists in it that make the story interesting and refreshing to read.
Date published: 2018-06-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Refreshing I really like this series but sometimes I found it a little difficult to follow. The plot is really good and the characters are well developed. It has and unpredictable story line which is why I love it so much, I'm finding a lot of books these days are becoming cliched and predictable but this was really refreshing. The one thing to look out for if you're a younger or more sensitive reader is the romance scenes in this book because there are a lot. If you're not comfortable reading these sorts of romance scenes then you might want to skip some of the chapters or not read the book. Overall I love the writing in this book and it's one of my favorite series.
Date published: 2018-06-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It's getting better... I may be a tad bit generous with this rating, but I loved the ending which is what shot it up to a 4* for me. I found this book a little hard to read, In the sense that I found it very easy to put down and I had to find motivation within myself to read it. I found myself going to other books to read because I was bored of reading Crown of Midnight. I found it a little boring, but plot seemed a little slow and I was enjoying it about as much as the first book, which was not enjoying it much at all. My problem with the last book was the writing. And I can already tell within the first 50 pages that this book the writing was much better. However I still found it difficult to read. The ending was spectacular and it was the last 100 to 150 pages when I finally got that feeling that I can’t put this book down and I stayed up to finish it. This is definitely not a book that helps you get out of a reading slump. If anything it puts you in a reading slump. This is definitely a series that you have to be focused and motivated to read. I’m still optimistic that the later books are just going to be phenomenal.
Date published: 2018-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from And the plot thickens... An excellent cliffhanger. Aelin is a refreshingly strong yet feminine character, and the storytelling and ideas are gorgeous.
Date published: 2018-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love it Sarah is now my favorite author can't wait for the final book!
Date published: 2018-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! Not as good as the first one in my opinion but still geat
Date published: 2018-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SJM is amazing Everything SJM writes, I devour. This book was action packed and I love the way the characters continue to develop. The series only gets better from here
Date published: 2018-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Sarah J Maas has quickly become a favorite author of mine. I read ACOTAR written by her first and instantly fell in love with the characters and the story line and then was recommended to read this (which obviously I did because I love Maas) and I just cannot decide which series I like more! The character development over the course of the series is amazing to watch, Maas really knows how to keep a reader on their toes. I cannot wait for the next installment of the series! Definitely worth the read.
Date published: 2018-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't wait to continue great plot and great characters, can't wait to keep reading
Date published: 2018-04-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I can already tell The first book was amazing and I didn't realize it then but I am falling in love with the series. I don't know how but this book has made me feel happy and frustrated at the same time. I can't wait to read the next one.
Date published: 2018-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EVEN BETTER! I didn't think this series could any better but Sarah J Maas proved us wrong! Amazing as always. This is only the second book, cannot wait for more!
Date published: 2018-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING this book was FANTASTIC! Sarah J. Maas is becoming my favourite author for sure!
Date published: 2018-03-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Expands on the world of the first one brilliantly.
Date published: 2018-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! A great sequel! A must read for fans of fantasy. Sure it's a YA novel but it's honestly a great story!
Date published: 2018-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OMG! This book was a roller coaster from start to finish! Definitely one of my fav!
Date published: 2018-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great this is one of my favorite throne of glass books!
Date published: 2018-01-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok this was not bad, I must admit, but there were certain instances where it could've been improved.
Date published: 2018-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible!!!! The book just keeps getting better. The romance continues and gets better. UGHHi just can't get over how good this whole series it!!!!
Date published: 2018-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved it this was amazing, even better than the first one.
Date published: 2018-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So exciting! The first part is interesting. then the whole plot goes spiraling into suspense until the end of the book!
Date published: 2018-01-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from getting better I didn't care too much for the first book, but this one was so good! It was wonderfully worded and the characters just got better and better. I flipped through this so quickly. It's a great fantasy series for someone who wants to get into fantasy a little more.
Date published: 2017-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Incredible Sequel! This sequel is amazing. It picks up a little while after the last novel and leads the reader into a world of deceit, control, and magic. Once again it is jam packed of plot twists and secrets that the reader will never see coming. This is a must read!
Date published: 2017-12-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good follow up Series is getting intense! Good building on the last book.
Date published: 2017-12-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok the whole story is ok but the ending is bit disappointing
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I lurve this book series! I am speechless, this book series is too good to express in words. I LOVED every single page I turned to get to the next, and I am hungry for more.
Date published: 2017-12-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok I need to re-read this, as I rushed through it the first time because I was busy, but nonetheless, I enjoyed it.
Date published: 2017-12-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good Love how you discover more and more about Celena's past and all the magic dissapering or so you think. Also like how she rebels in her new role as the king's Champion! Love the development between her and Chaol but I find Chaol to be to complicated in his decisions.
Date published: 2017-12-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok This book was really good and full of action in the second half
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from so goooood!!!!! I love the Throne of Glass series and this one is really awesome! That ending though.......
Date published: 2017-12-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyed it! One of the better squeals I have read. Almost as good as the first!
Date published: 2017-12-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really Enjoyed it Really amazing. Well written. Even though it had its moments where i was like No!!! lol
Date published: 2017-11-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Enjoyed it I was nervous it would be terrible and I wouldn't enjoy it as much as the first one but it wasn't terrible. Still haven't picked up the third book though.
Date published: 2017-11-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I hated it It was trouble the other where better
Date published: 2017-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Still hooked... Loving these. Is anything better than finding a good series?
Date published: 2017-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Really well written, its alot better than the first. It makes u want to pick up the third right away
Date published: 2017-10-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok Very well written but cvould have been ore descriptive of each of the instances that were felt.
Date published: 2017-10-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from even better! If you loved throne of glass like me then you just devour crown of midnight. Riveting, thrilling and romantic. You won't be disappointed! P.S team chaol in this one- well for the most of the time
Date published: 2017-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from and the plot thickens... this series gets better! i love this story so much! definitely something i can see myself rereading a lot while i wait for the next one!
Date published: 2017-10-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Realllyy good! It just keeps getting better and better! Not a big Chaol fan, but the story line's awesome! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crown of Midnight I love getting more in-depth into the characters and the plot keeps getting better.
Date published: 2017-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this! awesome series. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing sequel It was a really good and amazing sequel to Throne of glass.
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good it's good but a little more depth would be better
Date published: 2017-08-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good This book exceeded my expectations can't wait to read the next installment.
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing sequel What an amazing sequel to Throne of Glass. Love this series so far!
Date published: 2017-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Startling Revelations Ever have one of those, "Um - WHAT?" moments whilst reading a really good book? I'd need more than two hands to count how many times I've found myself mouthing those words to myself while reading this bloody book. I want to shove it in my friends' faces, demand that they read it, praise it to the high heavens - and then turn around and grab Maas by the shoulders and shake her, because how dare she put me through so much mental and emotional torture. Ugh, where's the next book? I need it, like, now.
Date published: 2017-08-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing sequel! This series is simply intoxicating! In the best way possible!
Date published: 2017-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! This series is wonderful, and the second book full of even more magic, romance, and mystery. This book had a promising ending of more adventure to come.
Date published: 2017-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crown of Midnight A great sequel to the Throne of Glass. Dorian's character has got even more interesting.
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love I expect this series to never end. With each book there's a new twist or turn that you wouldn't guess coming. I love the advancements the characters have made and the story that's panning out is s intriguing. I've already developed such a strong bond to each of the characters and it fascinates me how Maas can keep track of each of them, giving them their own strong personalities. Maas is really good at leaving bread crumbs and hidden clues through out the series for you to either read into and figure out, or just wait until she comes back to it later on. I loved figuring out those clues and having her prove me right. It's kind of like putting a puzzle together. Can't wait to keep reading the rest of her series...they're so promising!
Date published: 2017-07-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Eh This book was pretty boring and I didn't like the supernatural things in the book. It was too slow.
Date published: 2017-07-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 3.5/5 Sadly my least favorite of the entire series but still a really good book.
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Much Better The intrigue and the development that progressed from the last book, took flight in this one. The characters achieved a more emotional cogitation that allowed a sense of connection between the reader and the individuals. The book strives for an eventful, fierce read, and that is exactly what it provides.
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome book to read! As I continue to read the books of this series, they keep getting better and better. It was full of a lot of suspense and twists which I really liked.
Date published: 2017-07-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good! This book, like the first book was really good!
Date published: 2017-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing ! The series keeps getting better and looking forward for the rest!
Date published: 2017-06-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! I really liked this book! It had some really surprising moments.
Date published: 2017-06-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Certainly a big improvement over the last book.
Date published: 2017-06-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I liked this book a lot I definitely loved this book a lot, but it was definitely not my favourite book in the series. I think it was the Chaolaena. #plumreviews
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from let me down the ending of this book really frustrated me. i knew it was coming the whole time and i just didn't want it to be true because it's such a predictable trope.
Date published: 2017-05-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from An improvement! The writing in this was much better than the first book and the bogger picture is starting to unfold more. An intriguing and fun read! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't put it down This is a delicious series that I can't put down. Sarah J. Maas has woven so much foreshadowing into this narrative and she won't let you down. This series is appropriate for young readers but won't disappoint a more mature reader either. Crown of Midnight is a face-paced story that will instantly hook you.
Date published: 2017-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm completely consumed I just finished book #2 of this series and I'm hooked. I'm 100%, need-to-know-what-happens, how can I squeeze in a few more pages, book is in my bed in the morning, hooked. This book is so easy to read and follow, despite the different names (which sometimes I find ruins a book) but the characters are so well created that you know them entirely. Can't wait for the 3rd book; it'll be done in hours.
Date published: 2017-05-16
Date published: 2017-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It only gets better I love this series and every book seems to get better.
Date published: 2017-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best in the series so far I bought throne of glass after seeing the good reviews and popularity it was gaining, and i did enjoy it. Crown of Midnight took this series to another level. all the elements tied together to make a beautifully romantic, mysterious fantasy:)
Date published: 2017-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Keeping It Up Maas just knows how to make this character grow. The scenes are beautiful and brutal in all the right ways.
Date published: 2017-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Team Dorian All The Way This book made me fall in LOVE with Dorian even more than I did in the first book. I feel his character has a much more important role and that makes me so happy and excited for the future! This book though was such a roller coaster ride that I never want to get off. I cried, I laughed, I gasped in shock on many occasions. This series is just getting better and better and I can't wait to see where Celaena is off to next.
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really Good This was a great sequel to Throne of glass
Date published: 2017-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! This book was a great follow-up to the first, Throne of Glass. It was just as exciting, perhaps even more so. I was completely hooked reading it - you never know what will happen next. You get to learn more about the characters and their pasts, Celaena especially. All was great, though I have to say that the cliff hanger at the end nearly killed me!
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than the first The action in this is insane! I could not put it down! Rebellions, betrayals and broken hearts. This book had so much to offer and it delivered in a big way!
Date published: 2017-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING!! World Building: absolutely great /Characters: perfect /Romance: yup and it's great :) /Pace: great /Feels: lots /Able to put down: nope /Worth the read: yes please you will not regret!!!
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING SEQUEL! What an excellent sequel! I loved this even more than the first one! And Chaol, Chaol is my baby. I love Chaol. And that ending! OH MY GOD! The next book is gonna be so good!
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great 2nd Book! This was a great continuation of the Throne Of Glass series. Calena and Chaol broke my little fangirl heart but I guess thats ok. Amazing twists and turns even though I predicted one of the major plot points near the end. I am so excited to see where this series will go!
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Better than book 1 Book one was based only around the tests and Celena becoming the champion, that i was worried this book might disappoint. It did not and i have big hopes for the next book
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from And the story continues With change in the air the story continues to grow with twists and turns you might not see coming
Date published: 2017-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crown Of Midnight Fast paced and exciting, with just the right touch of romance and danger, this is one of the best YA Fantasy series I've read.
Date published: 2017-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Most favourite in the series I thought Crown of Midnight was so interesting. I couldn't put it down. The story moved a lot faster in this than Throne of Glass. I also liked how it showed a different side of Celaena. Definitely recommend this.
Date published: 2017-04-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from An action packed story The adventure continues from the first book, and it only got more exciting as it goes. Though there were a few unexpected turns, especially the ending, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.
Date published: 2017-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't Put it Down CROWN OF MIDNIGHT was just as good as the first book, if not better. We discover a lot about the characters in this book, and there are lots of developments and twists that happen. My favourite part was when Baba Yellowlegs visited the castle. Simply put, this book is amazing. Sarah is my favourite author!
Date published: 2017-03-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read although I disagree with a few choices this book was great, I can't wait to see what happens next as the story unfolds!
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MORE PLEASE!! it is such a great story, I just can't stop reading the whole series!! I just hope they have would have the hardcover available soon, having it in my kobo is taking a toll on my eyes. #TeamChaol #plumreviews
Date published: 2017-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing i really really enjoyed this book
Date published: 2017-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Action packed novel that will keep you reading until the very last page! I absolutely adore this series! It has everything you need in a book series. Action, drama, romance and an amazing, independent and strong female protagonist. Definitely a MUST READ! #TeamChaol
Date published: 2017-03-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nothing ground breaking but good Very similar plot to The Lunar Chronicles and The Tearling series, so if you like that and enjoy reading variations of the same story then this is a good one for you. I enjoyed this book and think Maas is a competent writer, though I think she could do with a more critical editor. #plumreviews
Date published: 2017-03-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Its a good book its certainly not as great as the other ones
Date published: 2017-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Book Carried on wonderfully from where the first book left off
Date published: 2017-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! Sequel was great but definitely cannot beat the first book. Looking forward to the rest of the series!
Date published: 2017-03-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It's Getting EVEN BETTER THAN THE FIRST Amazing sequel! I love it more than the first! (If that's even possible)
Date published: 2017-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FELL IN LOVE I fell in LOVE with this series after finishing the second sequel in this series! Keep Reading!!
Date published: 2017-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Great sequel to the first book. I love this series. Keeps you guessing. Lots of excitement. I love Celaena she is relatable even though she is an assassin. I read this book in about 3 days. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this! A wicked second book that sets the third up perfectly, I can't wait to read it!
Date published: 2017-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Second I really liked the second book in the series. You see a little bit more of what's to come in the rest of the series.
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Interesting! Because of the fact that the world have already been introduced in the first book, it just makes this book so much more interesting because things are just added onto the plot. I love the twist and turn of events as it is anything but cliche and boring. I can't wait to see how the relationship will carry and what will happen to her next.
Date published: 2017-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Book in Series This one made me love SJM. It was the perfect pacing, great characters and awesome world building. However I will say I really couldn't care less when one of the characters died. I actually felt nothing, I think it's because they weren't given enough spotlight for me to really grab onto. Overall though, this book is a perfect example of the type of author SJM can be and gave me hope for her, even if later books disappointed me.
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING The characters are vivid, the emotions are raw and the writing is sensational.
Date published: 2017-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful read! I loved this book. The plot was so intricate and raw. I felt the emotion in this book! I cannot form the proper words to describe how intense this book was in the last handful of pages.
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing love it love it love it!!!!!
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must-read! This book was even better than the first book! I love the dynamic between Celaena, Chaol, and Dorian. Looking forward to getting into the rest of the series!
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thrilling! A great page turner! Loved it!
Date published: 2017-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thrilling! This book was a definite page turner. 10/10 would definitely recommend.
Date published: 2017-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Captivating and Thrilling! This second book of the series was even more incredible than the first. There's more action, more adventure, and more delectable darkness. The characters get fleshed out perfectly, and their development is amazing. The author really gets to dive into their back stories and develop a deeper understanding of why they do what they do. The mystery from the first book was only the tiniest tip of the iceberg. I was so intrigued the entire way through. I read this book in one sitting. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Better Than the First! Oooh, that ending! While I honestly can't believe that Maas killed off one of my favourite characters in only the second book (I mean rude!), I found myself not caring as much about Celaena's Wyrdmarks/keys/worlds-quest-thing. I have a feeling that plot lines gonna keep coming back though so I'll have to get with the program I guess. On the other hand, the revelation about Celaena's past/origins? Now that's what I'm excited to see more of! (Also at this point I keep flip-flopping between loving Dorian more and loving Chaol more. For once I'm just gonna take it easy and see how it plays out.) Excited to read the next instalment!
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! I loved this book! I read it in one sitting!
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thumbs up! The first book was amazing and this one so well done. Very much enjoying this series!
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic read! Love this series! So well done
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome The hype on this series is real, really enjoyed this book and will be continuing the series
Date published: 2017-01-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love I was not as happy with this book as I was the first but I still enjoyed the story and know it will get better as the books progress. #plumrewards
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely! Absolutely fantastic continuation of the series. The characters just seemed to keep growing on me with every page that I read. There were defiantly some moments that left me shocked about what happened, but that made reading the book an even greater experience.
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disliked the first half, really enjoyed the second half. I'm going to try to keep this as spoiler free as possible but it's the second book and some of the things I disliked are quite specific... so, read this review at your own risk. I was going to rate this book two stars... but the second half sucked me in and convinced me that I did, in fact, like this book. That being said, there were quite a few things I hated or disliked... First, CAN THE ROMANCE IN THIS BOOK PLEASE JUMP OFF A CLIFF? (That phrasing brought to you by my teenage self, who also would have hated this nonsense.) I'm assuming the whole love triangle thing continues in some form for the rest of the series and it's honestly got me debating whether or not I want to continue reading these books because it's the reason I didn't like the first half of this book. Celaena's relationship with Chaol makes sense to me and I thought there was a lot of chemistry between them in this book, as opposed to the last when I felt there wasn't anything significant between them. I still don't get her thing with Dorian; he seemed like a completely different character in this book and any suggestion of romance between them just feels unnatural and forced. And before I move past the subject of romance, (SPOILER ALERT for the rest of this paragraph?) let's discuss the line that was so bad it made me cringe: "I'm pretty certain 'tired, but happy' is abnormal reaction after one's first time." I mean, really? I rolled my eyes so hard I nearly gave myself a headache. And I know this is YA, but that's no excuse for that moment of terrible writing. I still feel like Celaena's behaviour is a bit out of character in general. A lot of her actions and reactions don't jive with a highly skilled, mercilessly trained, feared-above-all-others assassin who survived a year in a hard labour camp on top of everything else she went through in her life. When the book started to move away from romance and back to the general plot of the series, I did feel like Celaena was more "herself" and the second half of the story definitely felt more authentic. The writing in the first half was definitely subpar compared to the second half. The first half was slow, there were a lot of corny lines, a lot of dialogue that felt forced... not sure what's up with that, but the second half of the book felt completely different. Hopefully the third book continues in the same vein because I would like to keep reading this series. There was one major plot point I questioned in the second half... Celaena completely misses something that was instantly obvious to me which really irked me. I didn't find it believable at all so that element was quite annoying. I did really enjoy the magic system by the end of this book. I was unimpressed when I finished Throne of Glass because it felt underdeveloped, vague, and unconvincing; but, this book definitely changed my mind. I LOVED the whole twist at the end. Or, twists, I guess. So, despite my issues with the first half of this book, I am excited to continue with the adventures of the bookish assassin.
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Sequel! A fantastic sequel to Throne of Glass, which captivated me from the start. Could not put the book down!
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good, I guess SO, this one was an improvement on the first in a myriad of ways. The cheesiness and overblown fantasy aspect was still very much present, but it grew up in a lot of ways. The love triangle was nearly a non-issue, the romance took a back seat to what needed to get done (in a heartbreaking way, but still) and Celaena proved herself nearly worthy of all the posturing and epic promises of the first book. There were some truly epic moments, and moments where my heart legitimately twinged, and moments where I was horrified and disgusted. It was great. Also, I love how Celaena, for all of her kick-buttness and darkness and legendary fighting skills, is allowed to be girly and love chocolate cake and pretty dresses and novels. Her fighting skills are never sexualized or undermined because she is a girl, and being awesome at her job and being a girl are not seen as mutually exclusive. It's great, and even if she loses her lightheartedness in the books to come (which might happen, because they are getting steadily darker and more serious,) at least we will have known it was there. Plus, she's managed to keep her ability to appreciate cake even after everything she's been through, so I have hope for her. Overall, I am growing steadily more invested in the series, and now I need to go read the next one, stat. Even if I know it will break my heart.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE THIS SERIES This book is extremely important to the series. You'll find out why.
Date published: 2017-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great but a little slow. This book was good, I couldn't put it down and finished it in 2 sittings. I loved it, yet I did find it a bit slow. Like with every SJM book, I get annoyed with spelling/grammar errors and the constant use of the same words, over and over. I would recommend it though as it paves the way for the next books which are even better!!
Date published: 2017-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love this book this series is literally the best so...
Date published: 2016-12-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read It was a good progression from the second book, but would've preferred some different outcomes.
Date published: 2016-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great second installment! Second instalment doesn't disappoint. The characters and plot keep developing and move into interesting and unpredictable, yet believable, areas. Great read.
Date published: 2016-12-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The perfect sequel! After reading and really enjoying 'Throne of Glass', I was worried that I wouldn't enjoy the sequel quite as much. I am happy to say that I was very wrong. I loved 'Crown of Midnight', it had everything that you could want in a novel. Mystery? Yes. Fantasy? Yes. Magic? Yes. Romance? Yes. Lovable characters? Yes! The list could go on! The story caught my attention from the start and I found myself attempting to race through this book. The romance. Oh, the romance. That is one of the many things that was certainly done well. I love the relationship between Celaena and her love interest (I'm not going to say who). I have read many books lately that have fallen into the love-triangle, where there is no obvious choice, there is no true connection. In this series (and this novel in particular) I feel that there is an obvious romantic love between two of the characters and a different sort of love between another. It's love as well but not in the same sense. I could be totally off with this but that is how it reads to me. I can't wait to read the next book in the series. I honestly can't imagine the excitement or adventure in store because I felt like this book was constant adventure. Can't wait to read more!
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sequel! Each book in the series has made me rush to read the next one, and this did not disappoint!
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite So far I've read the first 4 books in this series. I still enjoyed this secomd installment the most.
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such a good read! The twists and character development are written fantastically. Really good quality writing, and an even better book overall!
Date published: 2016-12-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Read Such an amazing book!!! But the ending is a cliff hanger again~~ Really want to see what will happen between Chaol and Celaena. Good thing book 3 4 and 5 has came out already!!!
Date published: 2016-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Amazing Sequel! How does Sarah J. Maas do it? She creates a world so captivating and entrancing that you can't find help but find yourself in awe of her creations. Having read Throne of Glass not too long ago - which I was pretty impressed by (you can read my review here) - I had high hopes for this novel and series. And let me tell you Mrs. Maas didn't let me down. When I thought, Aelin was already a badass, BOOM! Badassery explodes from every end. From the amazing writing, driven plot, extruchiatingly awesome characters, to the perfection that was the execution, Sarah J. Maas has created another masterpiece that now sits on my shelf. Everything was just utter perfection. Seriously, there was nothing that I didn't like. I tried not to pay attention to all the hype and generally avoided reading anything on Twitter or Instagram in fear of getting spoiled. I know I'm late to the party...sigh. Pushing aside the fact that I have now only began to read this series in 2016 when this particular novel was originally published in 2013 (*shakes head slowly), I am happy to state that I am officially hooked. I'm jumping onboard the bandwagon and am going to see this series to the end.
Date published: 2016-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sisters are Always Right Throne of Glass didn't wow me, and I was going to pass on this series. My SISTER threatened our very sister-ship upon my continuing this series, and here we are. As the series/ plot progresses, I find Sarah J. Maas' writing getting stronger, more vivid, and more tantalizing! I literally planned on getting home from work, eating, and then finishing this book tonight. I am marking this series as "mature" not in a "new-adult" kind of way, but in a "this is a crazy-violent, blood, guts, stabby, stabby, stabby YA book" kind of way. Will write more on the ol' blog, but suffice it to say, this is a great read.
Date published: 2016-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing continuation Such a great adventure! Pleasure to read, and shocking twist at the end
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent Second Book I liked Crown of Midnight so much more then Throne of Glass. We see some really good action and some amazing character development in my opinion! The end blew my mind and now I can't wait to read book 3!
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! I usually have a problem with sequels, but this one is a knock-out. I enjoyed it so much that even when it broke my heart I loved it. I can't wait for the third book because I want to see how Maas will make it even better; a tough task indeed. Read it!
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Even better than the first! Even thought I loved the first book, I thought it was a bit slow and predictable. Crown of midnight, however, was amazing. Sarah J. Maas' creativity really shines through. I loved it.
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Good. Awesome and action-packed!
Date published: 2016-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great second book Really good follow up to the first book in the series.
Date published: 2016-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Even Better Than The First! Did I think it was possible for this series to get better? I mean the first book was amazing, how could it be topped? Well ladies and gentleman, Maas has outdone herself. An amazing story and our plot thickens! Gah this was amazing and I cannot wait for the next one.
Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from loved this was so good. the series is amazing. there is a lack of good fantasy series now in the ya genre and these books are amazing
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good sequel I love the characters in this book. Celaena's character development is very strong and I really enjoyed the mystery surrounding the magic at work in this world.
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great follow-up Like the first book, this is an easy read with well written characters and a strong female lead. I love where this series is going.
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this series Easy read, love the characters.!
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Amazing I love this novel. It was so much more better than the first book of the series. This book literally took my heart and crushed it and that's what I like about this book. It wasn't a typical happy book where everything is predictable, there were plot twists and everything. It played with my emotions and it was just so amazing.
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Much Better More of a 4.5, but this was so much more entertaining than the first book. Although I predicted the ending in book one, it was fine. I like Cealena a little better, but the choices she makes sometimes annoy me. I loved Nehemia and she was by far the best character in both the books.
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the Sequel!!! Great sequel!!! Love the first book and now I'm in love with the second. Cant wait for the other books to come out.
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best of the series I could not put this book down. Definitely superior to throne of glass, this action packed sequel brings in some serious twists and turns for Celaena! I love Dorian and Choal, and I will say that my ship for Celaena took off then sank in this book, taking me for an emotional rollercoaster. My favorite thing about Sarah j maas is the intricacy of her plot, and Crown of midnight does not disappoint!
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great sequel! The second book for the throne of glass series did not disappoint. It was action packed and the romance was enjoyable. I look forward to reading the next book.
Date published: 2016-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spectacular! THRONE OF GLASS was excellent. Really, truly, deeply excellent. CROWN OF MIDNIGHT? SPECTACULAR. Wow–– mind is blown! Literally stunned speechless by this amazing sequel. The story is tense and exciting, the character development substantial, the action electrifying, and the secrets and twists jaw-dropping! The first half of the book was engaging and interesting, but compared to the second half, it was pretty slow. The second half, after a MAJOR twist that I couldn't have expected less, took off at rocket speed! I literally had no idea where it was going to go, and it stunned me with all its action and intrigue. Celaena continued to be a stellar character, and what I love about her is how she reacts to her past. It made the ending, the very final page, pack one hell of a punch. Chaol and Dorian are great, and I'm a sucker for Chaol. I won't say much, but that guy definitely has a journey ahead of him. I can't wait to see what happens with Dorian and his involvement in all this, since his storyline is taking a fantastic turn as well. The action scenes were great and creative, and every story element lined up so that the plot wrapped up, but there was still room for more in the next book. I can't go into more detail without giving anything away, but wow, this series is just knocking me out with its incredibleness. Seriously, get started on it if you haven't! There's a reason it's had so many incredibly high scores on review sites. I can't wait to take part of Celaena's next adventure!
Date published: 2016-11-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another Great After getting half-way through the first one I bought this one. It didn't take me long to start and finish it. Takes less time for the build up and more of a romance compared to the first, but Celena also discovers who she might want to be. Another secret awaits!
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Sequel Ever This is my favourite book in the series so far
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT FOLLOWUP I read this one a month ago! I'm so glad i finally did! I read the first one over a year ago and i don't know why i waited so long! Sarah J. Maas, her writing and story telling is just fantastic!
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sequel that TOPS the Opener While I was much less a fan of the love interest in this book, the entire storyline here was incredibly exciting because we've moved out of the original competition and now we get to see Celaena's life as the King's Champion. (Sort of a spoiler) The heartbreak and sheer fury in this book was so easy to get behind and live as a reader. Can't wait to see where Sarah goes next!
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BETTER THAN THE FIRST! This book was better than the first and I thought nothing could beat the first book!
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Riveting Sequel I can feel the tears coming along the more I read this series
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love love love I finish all this authors books in one night. They are epic!
Date published: 2016-11-05

Editorial Reviews

"An epic fantasy readers will immerse themselves in and never want to leave." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review, on Crown of Midnight"Readers seeking the political intrigue of Kristen Cashore's Graceling and its sequels or the deadly competition at the heart of The Hunger Gameswill find both in Maas's strong debut novel. . . . The verve and freshness of the narration make for a thrilling read." - Publishers Weekly, starred review, on THRONE OF GLASS"This commingling of comedy, brutality and fantasy evokes a rich alternate universe with a spitfire young woman as its brightest star." - Kirkus Reviews, on THRONE OF GLASS"THRONE OF GLASS by Sarah J. Maas is a tale full of surprises and shadows, where deadly seeds are sown with the promise of more danger to come. A fascinating glimpse into the dark side of Cinderella." - Colleen Houck, the NYT Bestselling author of the Tiger's Curse series