Monday, September 15, 2014

Review: Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2)Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have absolutely no clue how to review this book without spoiling book one.

If you've read and enjoyed Throne Of Glass, know that Crown of Midnight is five times better.

More about Celeana's past is revealed but in a page-turner-edge-of-seat kind of way. This book was super hard to put down. You also learn more about the King and how he went about his conquest of Erilea. All the creepy things he did and still is doing.

Chaol and Dorian's relationship got tested numerous times. By the end of the book they have grown so much and are no longer as open with each other as they were in the very beginning. Allegiances and loyalties are tested to their limits.

The plot is even more twisted than before. A lot of new characters came into play. One of them is Archer, a former acquaintance to Celeana and he played a key role in the entire book. So anything else I said about him will be major spoiler.

I almost cried half way through the book. Something truly devastating happened. I'm still having a hard time getting over it and because of that, I believe I need a small break before I read book 3.

Everything I loved in book one still stands here. The complex plot, mixing mystery with thriller, romance and magic. The politics in the book. All the many agendas unraveling and crossing each other's paths. The world building is still strong even though a lot of this book takes place in the capital and the palace. Oh the palace. I thought it was immense before but I had no idea just how immense and now? Wow!

Oh! And even the palace has secrets to reveal. Yeah, the palace!
So, go read this book already.


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-- Akoss

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