Crown of Midnight

Crown of Midnight❰Reading❯ ➼ Crown of Midnight Author Sarah J. Maas – A line that should never be crossed is about to be breachedIt puts this entire castle in jeopardy—and the life of your friendFrom the throne of glass rules a king with a fist of iron and a soul as b A line that should never be crossed is about to be breachedIt puts this entire castle in jeopardy—and the life of your friendFrom 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 Crown of Epub / the man she serves is bent on evilKeeping 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 uestioning 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 heartThen 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. Shit seriously just went down Oh wow where do I start with this seuel? I wasn't even sure I was going to read it when I recently finished Throne of Glass and found it entertaining but a poor excuse for fantasy You want to know what Crown of Midnight felt like? It was like the author listened to every piece of criticism I could have thrown at the first book listened to everything I loved and everything that irritated me and then wrote a perfect kind of book The kind I wanted the first one to be; the kind I hadn't dared to hope she might produce in this seuel There was action nastiness character development surprises complications sexy no love triangle all of this and a well placed never saw it coming twist Ms Maas consider me impressedCrown of Midnight takes a huge step away from the tame romanticbitchy drama of its predecessor and opens up a story that is a bigger bloodier and meaner than I think many readers will be expecting Celaena gets to fully explore all aspects of what it means to be an assassin in this book; she is tested constantly and you can see her growing and changing and learning as the story progresses And this story is one tumultuous journey of extremely high ups and unbelievably low downs with Celaena taking relationships to all new levels and watching others fall apart Old enemies resurface and we start to get a glimpse of just how big the picture Maas is painting for us actually is One of the strengths of this book is having no idea how it's going to end You might think that's a given but Throne of Glass introduced us to a plot that was fairly easy to see mapped out We are told of the challenges Celaena must compete in and win we know that's what the book is moving towards and it isn't too much of a leap to assume that one way or another Celaena is going to emerge victorious Not in this book This book starts with a blank slate any mysteries or troubles that are to come are completely unknown to us so every turn the plot takes is a surprise and every surprise is thrilling I can't wrap my head around just how much better this seuel is Maas has already grown as a writer and storyteller making me wonder what she can possibly have in store for us nextThe characters are also so much better developed in this book Maas is brave enough here to allow the main characters to make mistakes do the wrong things and test our ability to like them Well I don't know about you but the new dimensions to their personalities their faults and weaknesses only served to make me like them Dorian surprised me most of all In Throne of Glass Dorian feels like something of a plot tool a pretty little obstacle to Celaena and Chaol's romance The scenes with him felt like filler between the parts I was actually waiting for But not in Crown of Midnight In this Dorian emerges as an interesting character with secrets of his own; he makes sacrifices for the people he loves and his importance to the bigger story starts to become apparent In short?Throne of Glass Romance love triangle pretty dresses one dimensional characters little action Crown of Midnight Badassery twists nastiness betrayal action magic secretsIf you were so so about the first one and considering maybe reading this you have my thumbs up Wow This was an exceptional seuel I loved it so much I feel like the series has of a direction which is exciting I'm still processing everything that happened in this book because SO MUCH HAPPENS I'll be doing a full reviewdiscussion soooooon I'm not sure what to do right nowI just wowThe only reason this isn't rated higher is because the first half was uite slow in pace and I wasn't as invested but the second half SURE DID REMEDY THAT Help me? 55 ⭐Full review on my Blog The Dacian She Wolf 🐺Chaol Westfall a well trained muscular grown ass man Captain of the Royal Guard gets all soft and smooshy in this bookme needs to wrap him in a blanket feed him some good hot Romanian rice pudding with lemon and sour cherry jam and protect him from the rest of the world because he is that precious Actual plans that I really think about considering in a very serious wayAfter reading the first book of the series Throne of Glass I knew that I enjoy Crown of Midnight but I’d never anticipated I’d enjoy it that much I've decided to read this book in a teeny tiny complicated period of my life I've been categorized by my ophthalmologist cuz yeah I wear glasses and not one but two pairs one of them being for reading cuz yeah my blind arse doesn't see well enough as a are case and my eyes are „smashed because of too much reading and it's not normal Sooo I've been put through an a carrot a day cure and also only 30 minutes of reading cure Because of that I was not able to actually read as much as I wanted But this book is giving to me a dependence that I am totally approving of made me read so super humanly fast that I've managed to actually read enough in a day to accumulate the plot the characters' stories and the magic happening in general in Sarah J Maas’ worldThis book was better than the first book from the beginning I think it is so much easier to get into the second book of the series because you have the advantage of the first one In some series the second third fourth etc books are not as good as the first one But in this series you can actually sense them getting better and better or maybe this is only my opinion So second book of the Throne of Glass series the first book but don’t get me wrong I loved the first book tooIt is useless to talk about the plot at this point already it’s the second book some covered plans are being made in order to wipe the fussy king from the surface of this world Talks about rebel alliances and plans and talks about some long lost heir of Terrasen’s throne Aelin Ashryver Galathynius start pumping the air of the book Some think they are just rumours; some believe in them because their lives depend on these rumours But until the end of the book everything becomes just a huge ball of energy that absorbs everything including your soul and in my opinion this is so important Sarah J Maas is in my opinion a genius mind She makes us fall in love she makes us sigh get angry cry wanna die and so on All these elements are important spices in the whole dish of a book I don’t know about other people every single person has a personal taste but I really think that this whole series is based on a brilliant idea also very good narrated even though I’ve read only two books Now talking about spice even though I am actually kind of a bit in love with Dorian the Crown Prince of Adarlan and I think he is the most charming and witty son of a wicked king I’ve encountered since present moment in any of my reads remember that I am fairly new to YA Fantasy club and I love his beautiful soul and the way he and Celaena work together I cannot not be happy to see how the relationship between Celaena and Chaol Westfall Captain on the Guard grew At least in this particular book at this given moment Even though some batshit happens and Celaena goes cuckoo bird Going back this book the second book out of seven blew my mind made me laugh made me sigh made me cry made me mad And it was fantastic Totally worth every single second I’ve spent reading it I loved itAlso Nehemia Ytger thank you for existing ueenBook styled UPDATE REVIEW 5 STARSHoly mother of all Gods I'm starstruck This is what I'd like to call a gorgeous seuel Dare I say it it might even top Throne of Glass Celaena Sardothien is doing her job as King's Champion meaning she's killing people that stepped on the king's toes And now she's got a new target Archer Finn former crush and friend from the time when she was within the Assassin’s Guild Turns out she's not killing her targets but faking their deaths so she's in a lot of danger if someone discovers her secret The stakes are higher now that Archer is a well known figure in Rifthold and that he might be involved in a rebel group To make events even complicated the half Fae and long dead ueen Elena is asking Celaena to find the source behind the King's power “Everything in this world is magic Thank you ever so kindly for stating the obvious” Celaena was a goddamn badass I wouldn't mess with her in a thousand years We finally see her wild and deadly side the one that I've grown accustomed to in the preuel e novellas and that wasn't fully explored in Throne of Glass Sure she's still that sassy arrogant and sarcastic girl but above all she's an assassin A ruthless killer And when the ones she loves are in danger or threatened she's unforgiving That part of her really gives you goosebumps Oh and let's not forget when she's in for revenge One word lethal She was a whirlwind of steel and blood As he watched her cut through the men like they were stalks of wheat in a field he understood how she had gotten so close to touching Endovier’s wall that day And at last—after all these months—he saw the lethal predator he’d expected to find in the mines There was nothing human in her eyes nothing remotely merciful It froze his heart Dorian Havilliard Chaol Westfall Dorian Chaol Chaol Dorian Chaol is the same sweet loyal funny protective and fierce warrior I loved his easy banter with Celaena and his alpha male demeanor Prince Dorian Havilliard is still the same passionate kind intelligent young man that is slowly transforming into a great ruler And they’re best friends How can I choose? crying “I worry because I care Gods help me I know I shouldn't but I do So I will always tell you to be careful because I will always care what happens” In Crown of Midnight Chaol and Celaena are getting close Like really close And because of that both of their relationships with Dorian become strained awkward and tense And that's kind of the single thing that bothered me at Celaena in Throne of Glass she was all over Dorian and now? She doesn't care about his feelings when he clearly loves her And that just got me going mad I wanted to hug Dorian several times and give him cookies Still things evolve a little bit between them on a platonic level when a heartbreaking twist makes Celaena not trust Chaol any And another unexpected twist involving Dorian makes things one hundred times interesting “When you do I want you to remember that it wouldn’t have made any difference to me It’s never made any difference to me when it came to you I’d still pick you I’ll always pick you” I've read some reviews that say that the love triangle's fate is sealed after the first uarter of the book But now after reading it I'm not so sure Especially after that second half and killer ending I love Chaol with all my heart but I can't help but hope that Celaena will end up with Dorian Now now don't throw stones at me It’s still a Cinderella inspired book They're both swoony guys but I've always loved Dorian a bit Might be because of the dark haired blue eyed appearance And possibly the arrogance And the bookish and funny personality Perhaps even the fact that he's a freaking prince dreamy sigh “If you are captured if you are hurt you are beyond our reach You will be entirely on your own”“I’ll be fine”“But I won’t be Every day that you’re there I will wonder what has become of you I won’t I won’t forget you Not for one hour” Nehemia was such a great support for Celaena even if she had her own agenda The princess is one of those selfless characters that would give everything up for the sake of her people She's fair ambitious and dedicated And she's the key player that sets things in motion in this seuel But in a gut wrenching method that will surely have you shedding a few tears The villain we love to hate the King of Adarlan Dorian's father His plans turn out to be down right evil and unnatural I loathe that guy because he's so willing to exploit everyone around him for his own sake I want him DEAD guilty smile As it was to be expected we meet new characters My favorite was Mort Why? First of all he's an ancient talking door knocker Second of all he's hilarious When they left Nehemia spent a few minutes studying Mort— mostly asking him uestions about his creation spell which he claimed to have forgotten then claimed was too private then claimed she had no business hearing Archer Finn was hard to read but I never trusted him behind all those pretty smiles and coward like behavior Never trust a courtesan Oh and of course there's Baba Yellowlegs Even the name gives you creeps She's an old manipulative witch whose favorite meal is consisted of young girls Told you creepy The character development is really spectacular You can see how Celaena Chaol and Dorian grow By the end of the novel our heroine is not running from her past any; the Captain of the Guard is ready to sacrifice himself and face his father; and the Crown Prince starts to stand up to the King no matter the conseuences “Thank you for all that you have done for me Dorian Thank you for being my friend For not being like the others” The pace was definitely action driven I'm not kidding when I'm saying that sooo much happened and some many plots started to unfold between my eyes Crown of Midnight was a page turner through and through and there was never a dull moment “How long will you keep her here?” Dorian said looking down the stairsShe had attacked the Captain of the Guard in front of his men Worse than attacked“As long as it takes” Chaol said uietlyFor what?”“For her to decide not to kill us all” Another think that surprised me was the fact that Celaena is keeping so many secrets I can't even keep count There were two revelations regarding her I suspected the one revealed in the end but the other one totally caught me unprepared Both are jaw dropping twists that will completely change the outcome of her adventures “I’ll come back” she said uietly “I’ll come back for you” The world building was exuisite We learn so much about Erilea Adarlan and the history of the country We delve deeper into the Fae magic It's a top notch high fantasy world coupled with a darker atmosphere mistery magic and amazing characters The result is a certain recipe for epicness one that Sarah J Mass gorgeously created with her mad writing skills If you haven't started this series I'm begging you pick it up ASAP It's complex emotional and completely captivating You'll laugh you'll cry you'll swoon you'll gasp in shock and you'll fall in love with the story Crown of Midnight was an excellent follow up that might not end in a claw your yes out sort of cliffhanger but it will make you crave the next installment like air And man what a ride that will be winkENJOY3 You can also read this review here NEED THIS BOOK How can I wait another year?? It's killing me You can find the full review and about this book on my blog “But death was her curse and her gift and death had been her good friend these long long years” 5 BILLION STARS Don't get me started on the coverbecause you all know how much I appreciate these beautiesThis series has everything on it's perfectionstarting from the covers to the story and the charactersand everythingSimply perfection “Who said anything about shame? She gestured down to her naked body even though it was covered by the blanket Honestly I'm surprised you're not strutting about boasting to everyone I certainly would be if I'd tumbled meDoes your love for yourself know no bounds?Absolutely none” Throne of Glass was a 5 star book for mebut comparing to this oneI don't knowthis stands out in every single wayThis is probably the best book I have read so far this yearI knew I will freaking love it from the first pageThe story is developedthe characters are tooand there's a moment where everything changesThat mind blowing moment that you should read to understand itto live it “What does that mean? he demandedShe smiled sadly You'll figure it out And when you do She shook her head knowing she shouldn't say it but doing it anyway When you do I want you to remember that it wouldn't have made any difference to me It's never made any difference to me when it came to you I’d still pick you I’ll always pick you” The story follow Celaenanow officially the king's championdoing his dirty workThe king sends her to kill people but she fakes every deathThis trick becomes harder day by daybecause she puts in risk the people she lovesher friendsher freedom and her beingShe is torn between two protectorsChaol and Dorianwho fight for her in different waysBut there comes a darker forcewhich Celaena has to fightbecause it is her destinyeven if you wants or not “Why are you crying?Because she whispered her voice shaking you remind me of what the world ought to be What the world can be” If you remember my review of Throne of Glassyou would know that I did not loved Celaenaespecially at the beginningbut goshshe is now of my favorite characters I have ever read aboutShe is strongand loyal and beautiful and has that weird sense of humorthat I truly digwhat can I sayI am in love “The rest of the world uieted into nothing In that moment after ten long years Celaena looked at Chaol and realised she was home” My favorite part was when Archer kidnapped Chaol and Celaena went to save himThat entry in the warehouse was phenomenal and so bad ass view spoiler Rest in peace Nehemia hide spoiler Celaena may be many things but she is not a murderer She is an assassin There's a difference Probably He had no idea what sort of darkness lurked inside her or what sort of monster she was willing to become in order to make things right I honestly don't even know where to start with this one It was so good and I'm just absolutely reeling from that ending Because Wow Sarah J Maas just delivered on this seuel Enough We have enough enemies as it is There are worse things out there to faceCelaena slowly turned to him her face splattered with blood and eyes blazing bright No there aren't she said Because I'm here now Celaena Sardothien ex prisoner of the salt mines has risen to the position of Royal Assassin She must follow every whim of her king for four years Only then will she finally be freedIt was a hard bargain but Celaena thought she could handle it She's killed many many before so how could killing for the King be any different?The Mad or merely cruel? King sees spies and traitors everywhere He freuently sends her out to murder innocents To murder not to assassinate and that makes all the differenceVery uickly Celaena finds ways to smuggle out these would be victims but with the ever rising number of survivors any one of them could blow her cover the ever increasing threat from home and the reappearance of an old friend how could she even hope to protect those who matter to her most?I absolutely love how our main character is confident beautiful and completely in control it's such a refreshing change from all the awkward please tell me I'm pretty and helpless heroines that populate many YA books If they wanted Adarlan's Assassin they'd get her And Wyrd help them when she arrived The side characters are so well done There's a bit of a love triangle Normally I'd run away screaming at the hint of a love triangle I've suffered through so many terrible ones but Sarah J Maas executed it perfectly Is there anything that the Maas ter can't do? Plus that ending just sucked out my last breathIt was such a twist and it was so incredibly badass I loved it Death was her curse and her gift and death had been her good friend these long long years If you haven't picked up this series yet get it today Seriously Go NowYouTube | Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Snapchat mirandareads Happy Reading “Some things you hear with your ears Others you hear with your heart”To say Sarah J Maas stepped up her game in the second book of her “Throne of Glass Series” most certainly would be the understatement of the century No scratch that it actually doesn’t even get close to the truth XDI swear in comparison to the first book this truly was an action packed and suspenseful read Alone the many awesome fight scenes and the countless revelations throughout the entire book were already enough to cause my head to spin Plus Celaena finally lives up to her reputation as Adarlan’s best assassin and actually kills people which was amazing and involuntarily made me love this even lol Yes Sarah can write and her action scenes always had me at the edge of my seat Once or twice I might have even been close to falling off of my chair but that’s another matter for another day ; PFor now all you have to know is that ”Crown of Midnight” was an awesome read and that it was able to keep me on my toes and considering how many books I already read this certainly should speak for itself ; Since I don’t really feel like talking about the plot you’ll read plenty of it in my characters section aka The Spoilery Spoiler Section anyway I’ll do something completely mean and will only give you a few wordsCelaena Chaol Dorian The King Roland Kaltain Nehemia Archer missions blood death creepy magic dungeons books and let’s not forget about Fleetfoot There you go lol Haha Oh Jeez that’s so vague you’ll hate me XDWell anyway smiles innocentlyLet’s get to my favourite section The characters Do I still have to say it? Yes? Okay This is the aforementioned “Spoilery Spoiler Part” so if you don’t want to read uotes or spoilers or my crazy thoughts you better stop now and never return ; P Don’t say I didn’t warn you Celaena ”Some days it feels like another person did those things And most of those lives I’m glad I ended No matter the cause though it – it still takes away a little piece of you each time So I don’t think I’ll ever forget them”Celaena is so kick ass I love her We finally saw the relentless killer in her and I just couldn’t get enough of it I thoroughly enjoyed all of the fighting scenes and the one with Baba Yellowlegs was definitely the best XD I can’t wait to read about those Ironteeth Witch Clans and I really hope they’ll be a part of the other books Aside from the action I probably enjoyed Celaena’s character development the most She’s no longer afraid to show her true self and she doesn’t only open up to Chaol but also to Dorian I can’t say how much I loved all those new revelations about her and the fact that she’s fae took me entirely by surprise I definitely didn’t expect that and I was like “WOAH WHAT?” when I read it I mean I always knew she had a secret and Sarah mentioned it often enough I certainly didn’t expect it to be this kind of secret though lol I’m sure after the promise at Nehemia’s grave we can expect great things in the future and I’m so curious about Wendlyn; I immediately want to start with “Heir of Fire” ”I failed him” she said “In every way that counted I failed him”Another long silence then a sigh “Not in one way” Chaol said “I bet he would have wanted you to survive – to live So you didn’t fail him not in that regard” ”I want you to know” she whispered to the wind to the earth to the body far beneath her “that you were right You were right I am a coward And I have been running for so long that I’ve forgotten what it is to stand and fight” ”The ship began moving And Chaol – the man she hated and loved so much that she could hardly think around him – just stood there watching her go”Chaol ”She was a whirlwind of steel and blood As he watched her cut through the men as though they were stalks of wheat in a field he understood how she had gotten so close to touching Endovier’s wall that day And at last – after all these months – he saw the lethal predator he’d expected to find in the mines There was nothing human in her eyes nothing remotely merciful It froze his heart”Ahh Chaol My problem child sighs I don’t hate him actually I like him but ARGH He screwed up big time in this one and I just couldn’t believe what I read I mean come on You’re the Captain of the King’s Guard You should be smarter than that Seriously in this book I really began to hate his loyalty to the king and it made me than just angry that he never even thought about uestioning the king’s orders Chaol basically is the embodiment of the unthinking and unblinking soldier Stupidly loyal to a fault And that moment when he got kidnapped in his own domain? WHAT THE FREAKEDY FREAKING HELL? Like Are you kidding me? I can’t help but wonder how he even became the Captain of the Guard lol I’m so not impressed Not at all Plus he should have told Celaena about Nehemia but he didn’t and that once again tells me that he still doesn’t trust her At the end I felt kind of sad for him though I mean he finally realised that he was blind and probably made the biggest mistake of his life Unfortunately by then it was already too late to change anything about his misguided actions and he ended up suffering like crazy Poor Chaol ”Once Chaol might have argued Once he might have protested that his loyalty to the crown was his greatest asset But that blind loyalty and obedience had started his descentAnd it had destroyed everything ”But when Celaena walked out leaving that damning will behind him he didn’t even make it to his own room He barely made it into an empty broom closet before the sobs hit” ”But he could do this for her Even if he never saw her again even if she abandoned her duties as King’s Champion and stayed with the Fae in Wendlyn forever – as long as he knew that she was safe that no one could hurt her He’d sell his soul again and again for that”Dorian ”You have power in you Prince More power than you realize” She touched his chest tracing a symbol there too and some of the court ladies gasped But Nehemia’s eyes were locked on his “It sleeps” she whispered tapping his heart “In here When the time comes when it awakens do not be afraid” She removed her hand and gave him a sad smile “When it is time I will help you” My charming and precious cutiepie I love Dorian so damn much He’s the best thing about the entire series and in “Crown of Midnight” he broke my heart I suffered with him throughout the entire book and I really hate the idea that Sarah might make him a second Lucien Neither of those two boys deserved what she put them through and I really hope she won’t continue to harm him in the next book He’s just too pure for the world and he needs to be protected at all costs Plus he’s amazing I love the fact that he has raw magic in him and I see so much potential for the next few books Still his loneliness caused my heart to ache and I felt really sorry for him He’s so alone and no one is there to help him yet his first thought when he discovered that he had magic was that he needs to find out if his brother has it too He wanted to protect Hollin and that’s so damn sweet 33 Oh boy how much I wanted to hug him when he frantically tried to hide his research in the library or when he was looking for Nehemia and waited in front of Celaena’s rooms All this anger and despair He doesn’t deserve it Sarah please have mercy on him#TeamDorian forever and for always ”How long have you been yearning for him? Was what he really wanted to ask Damn him for caring Damn him for every moment he’d spent with her” ”How about you spend a year in Calaculla and when you’re done you two can sit here and tell me about your plans for expansion” ”Something invisible slammed into the creature sending it flying into the wall with a crunch Gods Dorian didn’t just have magic – he had raw magic The rarest and deadliest kind Sheer undiluted power capable of being shaped into whatever form the wielder desired”Nehemia ”I won’t deny that you have suffered Elentiya but there are thousands who have also suffered – and suffered And they do not sell themselves to the king to get what they too deserve With each person you kill I am finding fever and fewer excuses for remaining your friend”WHY SARAH?? Why did you have to kill Nehemia? She was such a lovely character and I didn’t expect her death When Celaena found out about the King’s intentions I really thought that she’d be able to safe her or would at least come just in time to exchange some final words with her But no We found a dead Nehemia and Celaena never got a chance to fix things between them TT I hate it that they had an argument before she died and I really don’t like the way Nehemia had to die I mean she didn’t even get a fighting scene We’re presented with a fait accompli which sucked Well at least in my opinion So there’s that Can’t say I feel sorry for Grave or Archer though They had it coming and they should have known better than to mess with Celaena lol ”I have grown up knowing the weight of my crown When the king invaded Eyllwe all those years ago I knew that I would someday have to make choices that would haunt me” She cupped her forehead in a palm “I didn’t think it would be this hard I cannot be in two places at once” ”Nehemia was gone That vibrant fierce loving soul; the princess who had been called the Light of Eyllwe; the woman who had been a beacon of hope – just like that as if she were no than a wisp of candlelight she was gone” ”But no matter what I did Elentiya I want you to know that in the darkness of the past ten years you were one of the bright lights for me Do not let that light go out”Kaltain and Roland ”Sometimes” Kaltain said softly and Celaena paused “Sometimes I think they brought me here Not to marry Perrington but for another purpose They want to use me”I still don’t know what the king plans with Kaltain and Roland but whatever it is it can’t be good That thing in the dungeons underneath the clock tower was so creepy and I really don’t even want to know what else is locked up there shudders There’s no doubt the King of Adarlan is up to something and I’m kind of worried about Kaltain’s fate I have no idea where and how Roland comes into play but I get the slight feeling he’s allied with the king I mean yeah he helped Dorian but maybe that was all show? Who knows? I’ll definitely watch those two closely from now on ; They encourage the crows to fly past here Kaltain murmured to herself than to Celaena And my headaches are worse every day Worse and worse and full of all those flapping wingsThe friendships shipsCelaena Dorian ”She deserved a loyal brave knight who saw her for what she was and did not fear her And he deserved someone who would look at him like that even if the love wouldn’t be the same even if the girl wouldn’t be herSo Dorian closed his eyes and took another long breath And when he opened his eyes he let her go”Those two I know they had troubles at the beginning but the friendship that formed between them is so perfect I’m so happy that they were able to settle their differences and I love Dorian for letting her go This was such a powerful scene and I’m so glad they eventually managed to become friends again I loved it when Dorian told Celaena that she will always have a place with him and that she could come to his dorms whenever she needed something THAT is friendship THAT is trust Oh gosh I really hope Sarah won’t crush this again lol ”Their eyes met and held A line stretched taut between them – a moment of trust and a promise of answers from both of them” ”But looking at Dorian as he smiled at her this prince who was smart and thoughtful and kind who inspired good men like Chaol to serve him Celaena wondered if Nehemia’s impossible desperate dream of that court might yet come to pass” ”Thank you for all that you have done for me Dorian Thank you for being my friend For not being like the others” He paused turning to face her She kept her chin high but her eyes were gleaming“I’ll come back” she said uietly “I’ll come back for you”Dorian Chaol Dorian’s lips were pursed his face stony as he uietly said “I’ve been busy too” The Crown Prince turned his horse away heading in another direction but paused “Chaol” he said looking over his shoulder Dorian’s eyes were frozen his jaw clenched “Treat her well”sigh Their friendship suffered so much in this book and I really wish this wouldn’t have happened I loved that they were so close and could talk about everything but I guess now that Celaena got into their way things between them might never be the same again It’s sad that Dorian can’t tell Chaol about his powers but I definitely understand why he’s so cautious I mean Chaol was always so damn loyal to the king and that actually makes it than just hard to trust him If I’d be in Dorian’s situation I wouldn’t tell him as well ”Dorian could have gleefully killed Chaol’s father for disowning him refusing even to see Chaol when he brought his family to Rifthold for an important meeting with the king Even though Chaol had never said it Dorian knew the scars went deep”Celaena Chaol ”I know you can look after yourself But I worry because I care Gods help me I know I shouldn’t but I do So I will always tell you to be careful because I will always care what happens”I can’t believe Sarah used 1 ½ books to build this relationship and then decided to thoroughly sink the ship Oh wait I actually CAN believe it LOL After reading ACOTAR nothing should surprise me any Still I mean I never was the biggest fan of this ship everyone who read my review of ToG knows that but I at least would have wanted them to be happy for a while And the way it happened I can understand that Celaena was angry at Chaol but I really didn’t get why she acted the way she did I mean at first she’s all in love with Chaol and jumps to his rescue because he’s been kidnapped and all she wants is to save him because she loves him oh so much and then in the next moment she’s at his throat and almost kills him Hell She didn’t even give him a chance to explain himself Yes I’m aware this would have changed nothing about Nehemia’s death but I think if she would have let him talk she’d have realised that he didn’t know about the king’s plans She wronged poor Chaol so much and even though he made bad decisions I still feel sorry for him Because let’s face it he might have never trusted Celaena but he certainly loved her deeply TT What a shipwreck RIP ”She knew his every move and he knew hers as though they’d been dancing this waltz together all their lives Faster never faltering never breaking her stareThe rest of the world uieted into nothing In that moment after ten long years Celaena looked at Chaol and realized she was home” ”It had snuck up on him this pain and terror and rage at the thought of anyone else with her Every look every word from her He didn’t even know when it had started” ”But he didn’t know how to get her in line He didn’t know how to fix what had been broken Both inside her and between them”All told I really loved “Crown of Midnight” and I can’t wait to dive into “Heir of Fire” Since this was another buddy read with my precious Gem I actually enjoyed the experience even XD I loved our discussions about the plot and characters and the fact Gem is such a hardcore Chaol fan only added fire to the fuel to the fun lol Let’s pick up book 3 soon I promise I won’t talk bad about Chaol Well I’ll try not to Scout’s honor ; P upon reread ive decided to bump up my rating knowing how the story plays out over the span of 7 books its allowed me to view this with a different perspective when i first read this i didnt like how much page time is focused on boring history but now i can really appreciate all of the top notch foreshadowing thats going on everything else in my original review still applies firstly wow i think this might be better than the first book and i actually really liked 'throne of glass' so thats saying somethingsecondly i saw a status update the other day where someone expressed their frustration with how women in novels specifically YA are too often portrayed as fierce and dangerous while i agree that kindness and gentleness should also be represented i have to say that i live for my ruthless and downright deadly ladies for me reading about celaena about an assassin is insight into a world i would never experience in a million years i dont have a violent bone in my body i actually think my body is programmed with a ‘flight and flight’ response so i love being able to experience what its like for someone to have so much conviction that she would literally kill for what she believed in that is the beauty of books my friends so give me a merciless assassin any day of the week you go girl see ya in book #3 ↠ 45 stars 45 stars Hear ye hear ye all who seek adventure ass kicking and romance come forth The second installment doth not disappoint Our heroine is back as the King's Champion so expect action galore Hear ye hear ye Her lovely dresses and ornate clothes were gone replaced with an unforgiving close cut black tunic and pants Her hair pulled back in a long braid that fell into the folds of that dark cloak she was always wearing She was a beautiful wrath This book turned up in my room dressed in dark robes whispered the first few sentences like a secret incantation and before I could utter 'By the Wyrd' I was under its spell not saying that this book has magical powers but this book has magical powers in fact I'm pretty sure Sarah J Maas is Fae It swept me down a path of ink and words and every time I thought it had given me its all 'surely it can't get better than this surely' it would open its robes to unveil yet wondrous thingsThen it took a boot to my love for female assassins and pushed hard and now I'm sitting at the bottom of a canyon singing to myself O' hither she came and stole my hearthenceforth I shall never be the same your jewels to her you will part or so is the King's claim a jewelley thief? O' she played it smartshe is of much greater fameyour body she will cartthis deadly daggered dameyour name you will never partbefore she takes her aimYou're writing it love poetry? Really Mara REALLY?CharactersI've already made my adoration towards Celaena uite clear so I'd like to take a moment to appreciate our two leading men Chaol still firmly Team Shirtless Chaol and Dorian and I wouldn't mind seeing him shirtless tooChaol Chaol wherefore art thou Chaol? I am as we speak arranging to become a fictional character so I can stalk meet youThe Captain of the Guard is as strong and fierce as he was in ToG but in this installment we get to see of his softer side The beautiful friendship between Celaena and him takes front stage in CoM Sarah really takes the opportunity to flesh out their relationship in all it's banter teasing tension glory There's talk of books sigh and late nights spent next to the fireplace While Chaol's compassion and loyalty are beacons of light in the darkness of the Royal Court the uestion is where exactly do his loyalties lie? With the Crown he has fought so hard to protect? Or with his friends who have made the glass castle a home for him? Why are you crying?Because she whispered her voice shaking you remind me of how the world ought to be What the world can be Then there is Dorian our charming prince But again Sarah sucker punches stereotypes and leaves them panting for breath on the floor Dorian isn't your garden variety indestructible white horse riding fierce saves the day prince Instead he can be fragile and confused and he is made all the strong for it Shocking isn't it that boys can experience the same emotions as female heroines cough? Sarah doesn't kick him to the curb either Rather another layer of mystery is added when strange things start happening to him things that put his life at riskThe most refreshing aspect of this trio's relationship is that Celaena is not turned into a Mary Sue mess in the face of these male interests Four for you Sarah J Maas I am not at all done with these characters and I'm ready for their next adventure CoM had it all magic adventure epic fights romance mystery and secrets so many dirty little secrets that aren't as neatly tucked into the nooks and crannies of the Royal Court as their owners would like to think The ending left me as hungry for as when I started This series is going to go wondrous places in the next instalment and I can barely waitPRE REVIEW 30092012 2013? No no no no no Why are you so far away? 2013 is finally here I just can't Okay? I need me some Dorian and Chaol Pweeeeaaaaase? Be strong my shipper heart Dear lord wilt thou not grant patience to my poor shipper heart?Team shirtless Chaol 

Crown of Midnight PDF/EPUB ß Crown of  Epub /
  • Hardcover
  • 420 pages
  • Crown of Midnight
  • Sarah J. Maas
  • English
  • 06 April 2016
  • 9781619630628