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Buddy Read: Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas


Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas 
Series: Throne of Glass, #2
Genre: Romance | Fantasy 
Age Range: New Adult
Paperback, 418 pages
My Copy
Published on August 15th 2013 by Bloomsbury Childrens
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Contains major spoilers

Crowned by Evil.
Bound by Duty.
Divided by Love.

Celaena Sardothien, royal assassin, is the King of Adarlan’s deadliest weapon. She must win her freedom through his enemies’ blood – but she cannot bear to kill for the crown. And every death Celaena fakes, every lie she tells, put those she loves at risk.

Torn between her two protectors – a captain and a prince – and battling a dark force far greater than the king, Celaena must decide what she will fight for: her liberty, her heart or the fate of a kingdom…

Crown of Midnight is the second book from Throne of Time series and it definitely wasn’t as fun time as reading the first book of the series.

“Hide from fate all you like,” Baba Yellowlegs said as they turned away. “But it shall soon find you!”

I understood why Dorian felt so insecure about Celaena and thought she was using him. I mean the girl broke up with him immediately after becoming his father’s assassin especially since she didn’t seem to see him anymore or even wanting to be his friend while she only eyed his best friend.

I felt like sometimes Dorian and Chaol changed personalities but I still couldn’t enjoy Chaol. I remember finally starting to ship Celeana and Chaon in this book last time but they just annoyed me this time when they had scenes together. The romance started as quickly as it ended. I can’t say I minded that since it didn’t take long for him to distrust and be scared of her while he kept secret for a cruel king.

I loved how despite Chaol and Celaena trying their best to keep their feelings a secret, Dorian knew and wanted to move on instead of making a scene. He just wanted her to be happy. Dorian already knew that she deserved someone who accepted her as she is and didn’t fear her. Celaena might scare him at times but he trusted her and she wanted to keep his secrets safe.

All in all I was interested in the plot but I didn’t care for the romance in Crown of Midnight. I also really didn’t care about Nehemia after the way she treated Celaena like everything was her responsibility while Nehemia kept so many secrets and didn’t seem to care about Celaena as a person. I wish the book would have focused more in Dorian’s friendship with Celaena. They were my favorite part of the book. 

2 stars

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2 thoughts on “Buddy Read: Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

    1. Unfortunately after my ACOTAR reread last year and now rereading TOG… I know I have outgrown this writer. I still like Feysand and Rowaelin but damn these books are so long and more action focused while I prefer books focused more on romance.I wouldn’t mind some action but when action is 90% and romance 10%


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