From the throne of glass rules a king with a fist of iron and a soul 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.
AHHHHHHH! This book almost killed me. Also, forgive me if this review is all over the place. I want to talk about every event that happened in Crown of Midnight, but 95% of them are spoilers. I'll try to stay away from them. Let's start with the romance in the book. OMG things get steamy in a PG-13 kind of way. Which was enough to make my heart so very happy. Even though the romance in the book is a highlight, it doesn't take away from what's important to our characters. Not many authors can balance things out like Sarah J. Maas does.
There was a lot more things happening in this installment than the previous one. More magic, more action, just more of everything! We get to see what Celaena is capable of and let me tell you something: Celeina is one scary chick. But at the same time she has one of the most beautiful souls ever. The fact that she's risking her life to do the right thing made me love her even more. This girl loves with such a passion and hates with the same intensity. There was a point in the book where I wanted to hug her so bad and tell her that my heart was broken too. Thinking about it is making me teary eyed.
I do want to talk about one of the twists in the book. From the beginning of the series, I've been wondering this character's identity. In book one, there's a hint of whom this person is, but the hint gets buried under everything else that was going on, so I kinda forgot about it. But then in book two these clues start to come up again and again and I just loved it. When it was finally revealed I literally squealed! This twist will take this series to the next level! And I CAN'T WAIT!
Crown of Midnight broke my heart and made me want to kill someone but at the same time it gave me hope. I need the third book in my hands ASAP! I do have to admit that I'm a little scared about one of my favorite characters dying. Maas shows us in this book that she can do whatever she wants, and we have to love it and deal with it. And I only ask the author to please don't go all George R.R. Martin on us