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Review: Crown of Midnight

August 26, 2013

Title: Crown of Midnight
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s
Release Date: August 27, 2013
Format: eGalley

An assassin’s loyalties are always in doubt.
But her heart never wavers.

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 most willing to fight for?—via Goodreads

Last year, my favorite book was Throne of Glass.

I love the hell out of that book.

Now we have Crown of Midnight.

And y’all.

Yes yes yes yes yes yes YES YES YES.

Where in Throne of Glass Celaena was tested physically, in Crown of Midnight she’s tested emotionally. She’s given an assignment that throws her into the seedy underbelly of Erilea, which, as it turns out, is full of well-dressed courtesans, to find out if there is a legitimate threat against the crown. As she tries to learn the truth of the situation, she suffers a staggering loss that changes her entire world.

And though the book was already fantastic, from there, shit gets real.

The journey you take with Celaena is  gut-wrenching, heartbreaking, and a lesson in courage, faith, and sacrifice.

But not everything is sad-making. Chaol is still around, making me swoon all over the place. And, of course, Dorian is also there, making me want to curl up and read with him in his cozy tower room.

But, as in Throne of Glass, this book is about Celaena. And, not to be a horrible tease, but there is a twist in this book that will just….gah. GAH.

Since I refuse to spoil it, go and pre-order (it’ll be out tomorrow. Your wait is not long!) it so that you can download/pick it up on Tuesday. Then read it in one sitting and get thee to the social media and/or comments so we can fangirl all over it.



Now I need to learn to sew and metal-work so I can bust out some Celaena cosplay at NYCC.
Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2)

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