Book Review #240
Title: Crown Of Midnight
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens
Genres: YA, Fantasy, Romance
Publication Date: August 15, 2013
“A line that should never be crossed is about to be breached.
It puts this entire castle in jeopardy—and the life of your friend.”
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.
The last hundred pages of this book was definitely worth everything and the last page when things start to come together amounts so much of it. I am blown away by the truth that were actually right in front of me yet I couldn’t make it out which made it all the more surprising. It never even crossed my mind which was incredible, to say the least.
Apart from that, slowly everything was building into the climax and if I could, I would read it all over again for the very first time. As for Calaena’s conflict of her aspect in life concerning with love, I am all aboard on her with the Captain of the Guard, Chaol Westfall! Even though I didn’t see the spark between them from the previous book and it was all because of a certain third wheel in the name of Dorian but I’m glad that they realise just how much they meant to each other. To the point that they would do whatever it takes for the other to be safe and alive even if there will be a huge distance between them. I really look forward to how it will all be played out in the next book.
This time, the plot was very interesting. Some of it was vague but it’s good that it wasn’t boring enough to steal my attention elsewhere. It even made me grip my seat as I devour it all. This one was definitely worth it and I’m already eager to start reading about Calaena’s next adventures in Wendlyn and hope that it wouldn’t leash hell.