Saturday, 5 July 2014

Crown Of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

ISBN: 9781408834947
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Pages: 418

Crown Of Midnight is the second book in the Throne Of Glass series.

Crowned by evil.
Bound by duty.
Divided by love.

Before she was deadly, now she is unstoppable.

Eighteen year old Celaena Sardothien is bold, daring and beautiful - the perfect seductress and the greatest assassin her world has ever known. Though she won the King's contest and became his champion, Celaena has been granted neither her liberty nor the freedom to follow her heart. The slavery of the suffocating salt mines of Endovier that scarred her past is nothing compared to a life bound to her darkest enemy, a king whose rule is so evil it is near impossible to defy.

 Celaena faces a choice that is tearing her heart to pieces: kill in cold blood for a man she hates, or risk sentencing those she loves to death. Celaena must decide what she will fight for: survival, love or the future of a kingdom. Because an assassin cannot have it all . . . And trying to may just destroy her.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Crown Of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas, which I received an ARC of for review from Bloomsbury! Crown Of Midnight picked up where Throne Of Glass left off. Initially it was a bit slow, but that could have been because Adarlan and it's court were featured more in this book than in the previous one.
My favourite character was Celaena, however I also liked reading about Nehemia. Celaena was my favourite character, not only because of her independence and cunning, but also because of her kind and caring side - which is shown more when she is with her dog Fleetfoot. I liked reading about Nehemia, the princess of Eyllwe, as although she is in a similar situation to Celaena, she approaches it in a different way. Nehemia also befriends Celaena, and through this friendship the reader learns more about both Celaena and Nehemia, whilst learning more of what the kingdom of Adarlan used to be like. The reader also learns more about magic and Wyrdmarks in Crown Of Midnight.
I wasn't as keen on the cover of Crown Of Midnight, as even though it depicted Celaena, it didn't specifically fit with any particular scene within the story itself.
Overall, I would definitely recommend reading Crown Of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas! It's full of unexpected twists and turns!

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