Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
Release date: September 2nd, 2014
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Source: iTunes (iBooks)
“A line that should never be crossed is about to be breached.
It puts this entire castle in jeopardy—and the life of your friend.”
From the throne of glass rules a king with a fist of iron and a soul as black as pitch. Assassin Celaena Sardothien won a brutal contest to become his Champion. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown. She hides her secret vigilantly; she knows that the man she serves is bent on evil.
Keeping up the deadly charade becomes increasingly difficult when Celaena realizes she is not the only one seeking justice. As she tries to untangle the mysteries buried deep within the glass castle, her closest relationships suffer. It seems no one is above questioning her allegiances—not the Crown Prince Dorian; not Chaol, the Captain of the Guard; not even her best friend, Nehemia, a foreign princess with a rebel heart.
Then one terrible night, the secrets they have all been keeping lead to an unspeakable tragedy. As Celaena’s world shatters, she will be forced to give up the very thing most precious to her and decide once and for all where her true loyalties lie… and whom she is ultimately willing to fight for.
What I liked!
Chaol!! Definitely is the best character EVER! Also, Nehemia! I really liked her personality. She’s a good and loyal friend. Well, in this book, Celaena faces her past and Chaol falls desperately more in love with her, making Dorian lose his chances.Again, mystery is THE MAIN INGREDIENT of this story. Magic finally appears in this book and makes the plot very, very interesting. Celaena, learns what the wyrdmarks are and how they work and gets his friends and herself in big trouble. The end of this book was unexpected! I feel that everything I have been liking about the book changes dramatically for better and keeps me engaged to continue reading! There’s more romance and drama,and in this book, Celaena is doing her job as the king’s champion. While she works for the king, she finds out that there is an evil plan that involves power and conquest and is determined to find out how who and when this plan is taking place.
I am usually afraid of second books, because as you know, second parts are not as great as first parts!, but I was surprisingly wrong and I am happy for that jaja!
What I did not like!
I did not like how Dorian turned out to be in this book. He’s shy and does not stand against his father, he put himself aside when it comes to Celaena and Chaol. At the beginning of the series I desperately wanted Dorian to be Celaena’s love, but now I changed my mind, he is not for her, I think. Also, I did not like the argument between Chaol and Celaena (Chaol hiding things from her). Celaena should’ve understood that he wants to protect her. Apart from that, everything was amazing!
Thanks to my friend Jacquie who recommended this series a long time ago!