*Does happy dance* Still continuing my reading of Sarah J Maas novels! Six down three to go!
CROWN OF MIDNIGHT IS THE 2ND NOVEL IN A SERIES, TO GO TO MY REVIEW OF THRONE OF GLASS CLICK HERE
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. –goodreads.com summary
I think by this point y’all get it: I’m making my way through Sarah J Maas’s books and they’re pretty great. Nothing else to intro here!
Celaena: SUCH a dork! But a dork that could kick my butt in .2 seconds… I love her so much more in Crown of Midnight than I did in the Assassin’s Blade. Here we see so much more of her just laughing and having fun. This is the part of Celaena that I love and hope we continue seeing in future novels!
Mort: omg I love! So much sass! PLEASE be a recurring character because I kinda love him (or it? Do door knockers have genders…? Who knows!)
Fleetfoot: still my fav. If anything happens I will riot… but Sarah J Maas said he’ll 100% survive the series so DON’T TOUCH MY ADORABLE FLUFF BALL!
Dorian VS Chaol: In my humble opinion, Celaena and Dorian definitely have more in common than Chaol and Celaena, but I don’t have anything against Chaol and Celaena, they’re pretty adorable. I’m glad Choal got more focus in Crown of Midnight but I’d still like to know more about him. What does he do for fun? What’s his favorite color?! IS HE A CAT PERSON OR A DOG PERSON?! THESE ARE IMPORTANT QUESTIONS! I didn’t like Dorian as much in Crown of Midnight as much as I did in Throne of Glass (mostly because he’s salty about Chaol and Celaena, but I guess he would be after getting kinda rejected…) but he had some development that I can’t wait to see more of!
*sigh* SO bear with me but I don’t really have any major issues with Crown of Midnight. But “why not rate it five stars?” You ask… It’s hard to explain but it just feels like a four star book. I really liked it but I don’t see myself ever rereading it or coming back to it in the future. It just wasn’t anything too memorable.
As I said above, I did really enjoy Crown of Midnight! I liked it better than both Throne of Glass and The Assassin’s Blade, but I can’t really see myself coming back to it ever again. With that said, it was full of all the characters I loved from the first book and more explanations of magic (which I LOVE!) I cant wait to learn more about this world and the magic that exists within it (we might get to meet fae in the next book… I’M EXCITED!)
AELIN: SO BADASS I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT TO DO ANYMORE! This was yet another thing I kinda spoiled for myself (I should really stop doing that) but either way I love her fae form! I want to learn more about her past and can’t wait to read more about her!
Nehemia: HEARTBREAKING! To me, the saddest thing about her death was how it kind of paralleled when Sam died. This makes things double sad because omg I LOVED Sam and Nehemia and now I’m thinking about BOTH of them dead! *sobs* After her death everything kind of went to shit and poor Chaol because that really ruined him and Celaena’s friendship. But hopefully, now that we know he was kind of set up, they can try to rebuild that friendship.
Archer: I was actually a big fan of Archer. He was charismatic and likeable and I believed whatever he told Celaena. Then he turned out to be evil… This was a really well crafted reveal and it caught me, a person who’s had 90% of this series spoiled for her, off guard. I probably wouldn’t have wanted Celaena to kill him in the end, but then he brought up Sam’s death and that makes him dead to me.
Dorian with powers: I love learning about the magic in this series so I WANT TO KNOW MORE! Hopefully his dad doesn’t find out and kill him or something… please don’t let that happen… please…
Chaol’s Plan: This plan surprised me but it’s sweet because Chaol wants to help Celaena be free and safe, even if means she’s away from him. This obviously makes me sad because my favorite three amigos won’t be together for Heir of Fire, but we’ll still get Chaol and Dorian chapters, right? And if Celaena gets to meet more fae, I’m happy!