Crown of Midnight: A Book Review

Posted August 29, 2015 by Carlisa in Book Reviews / 1 Comment

Crown of Midnight: A Book ReviewCrown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
Also by this author: The Assassin's Blade, Throne of Glass, Heir of Fire
Series: Throne of Glass #2
Published by Bloomsbury Children's Books on August 27, 2013
Genres: YA, Fantasy, Adventure, Romance
Pages: 418
Format: Hardcover
Source: Purchased

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.

There have been a billion and one reviews of all the Throne of Glass books. People rave about them, they love them. And I’ve been binge-reading Maas’s books and I have fallen in love with the stories and characters, as well. But instead of fangirling over Crown of Midnight, I’m going to give you my favorite quotes from the book.  Because Maas’s writing is beautiful and definitely quote-worthy. So if you want a review, check out my review of Throne of Glass here. Because everything applies. Except it lost all similarity to the Hunger Games and became its own completely unique thing.

But first let me say that this story is going places I never would have dreamed. It’s crazy-pants, man. In a good way, of course.

Also I am in no way a Photoshop-guru, so I made these quotes with the lovely little

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Honorable Mention:

“‘I’d like to debrief you.’
She raised an eyebrow. ‘Are you at least going to take me to dinner first?'”

Two Sentence Consensus

Guys, go read this book and if you haven’t already read the others in the series, go read those first. If you like fantasy at all, you’ll like these books.


  • Melanie Barbosa