ATTENTION: Do not read this review if you haven’t yet read Throne of Glass.
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass book #2)
Published September 2nd 2014 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens (first published August 15th 2013)
Goodreads Summary: An assassin’s loyalties are always in doubt but her heart never wavers
Assassin Celaena Sardothien won a brutal contest to become the King’s Champion. But she is far from loyal to the crown. Though she hides her secret vigilantly, her deadly charade becomes difficult when she realizes she is not the only one seeking justice. No one is above questioning her allegiance—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 decide once and for all where her true loyalties lie … and whom she is willing to fight for.
Review: I really liked the first book, Throne of Glass, and usually sequels are either not as good as the first book or about the same. This was not the case with the second book of this series. I loved Crown of Midnight even more than Throne of Glass! I felt like there was so much more depth to the story and characters. As much as I liked Dorian, I was kind of glad to see him take more of a backseat role in this book in order to let Celaena and Chaol shine. Although it was fascinating to see what ended up coming out of Dorian! I did not see that one coming! As the story progressed I could kind of see what was coming at the end about Celaena but it was one of those times where you shout out, “Yes! I knew it!” and you’re excited about it. I love Celaena and Chaol so I hope this isn’t the end for them. I can’t wait to find out what happens next in Heir of Fire!