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Crown of Midnight

In YA Book Reviews on October 8, 2013 at 2:57 am

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 by Sarah J. Maas

YA High Fantasy/©2013/418 pages/A Throne of Glass Novel/Recommended for 7th grade and up*

Publisher’s Blurb (from Goodreads):

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?

My Thoughts:

Sometimes in a series, the succeeding book tends to pale in comparison to the first. Not in this series. Crown of Midnight continues the roller-coaster ride from where the first one left off. It is full of action and political drama, heart-stopping plot twists and turns. Just as unputdownable as Throne of Glass. You get more details about the characters, see significant progress in relationships, and go deeper into the magical world the author is creating. Flows perfectly. Of course, you are left hanging at the end, with no hint of when the third book will be out. It is going to be a very long year, I am sure.

My Rating: 5/5 Stars

Looking for more books like this? You might like The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen Graceling by Kristin Cashore, The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo

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