Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2) by Sarah J. Maas
An assassin’s loyalties are always in doubt.
But her heart never wavers.
After a year of hard labor in the Salt Mines of Endovier, eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien has won the king's contest to become the new royal assassin. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown – a secret she hides from even her most intimate confidantes.
Keeping up the deadly charade—while pretending to do the king's bidding—will test her in frightening new ways, especially when she's given a task that could jeopardize everything she's come to care for. And there are far more dangerous forces gathering on the horizon -- forces that threaten to destroy her entire world, and will surely force Celaena to make a choice.
Where do the assassin’s loyalties lie, and who is she most willing to fight for?
Check out my review of the first book Throne of glass here.
A little more than a year has passed since Throne of glass came out and I fell in love with it. The sequel was hihly anticipated by many people, me among them. And again, Sarah J. Maas did not dissappoint.
Crown of midnight has even more action and a lot more romance, full of shocking revelations, gruesome deaths and I couldnt put it down. Celaena is one of my favorite female characters and she is kicking ass in this book. Researching, fighting to uncover the truth all the while keeping up the facade of the Kings champion. She also is falling in love. Chaol Westfall is an amazing guy, he is trying to figure out who should he be loyal to, fighting with himself, trying to do the right thing and it may cost him in the end. But I think Celaena and Chaol are so perfect for each other and the work well together. We see a little less of Dorian in this book, he is slightly less a happy person than he was but I have hope for him, that one day he will be a great king.
I couldnt believe that the sequel could be better than the debut but it truly was. The story is mesmerizing and the writing beautiful, Throne of glass series is a fantasy must read.