Release Date: August 27th, 2013
Series: Throne of Glass #2
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Love & Romance, Young Adult
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?
I actually have a confession to make: I did not enjoy CROWN OF MIDNIGHT in the beginning. Celaena was an absolute biatch to everyone she cared about, especially Chaol and Dorian (although mostly Dorian) which was really off-putting and seemed out of character.
However, the second half of the book was so epic and filled with twists and turns it totally turned the book around for me. Plus, Celaena got her act back together and became the badass we all expected her to be in the first book.
Speaking of those twists and turns..
Some you will never see coming until they hit you directly in the face. I kind of predicted the major one but I think that was because you were supposed to. All the others, amazing. Totally unexpected. One of them will rip your heart out.
As for the Team Dorian/Team Chaol debate:
Seriously, guys. It’s like the Team Will and Team Jem thing from the Infernal Devices series. You just can’t help but love them both. Both men bring out such good in Celaena and give her a place to belong. I was firmly rooting for Dorian in the first book but now I really like Chaol.
All I can say is that if you were expecting more out of Throne of Glass, you will be so pleasantly surprised with Crown of Midnight and if you liked the first book, you’ll love the second. I can not wait to see what else is in store for this series.