‘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, puts 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 in the Throne of Glass series, by Sarah J. Maas. I read the first book a while ago and really enjoyed it, so I was ecstatic to be lent this book by a friend of mine. Once I started reading, however, I discovered that it takes so long to get into the good bits of the plot. The first few chapters do set up the rest of the book well, but I just think that some of it is a bit unnecessary.
But however slow the first chapters may be, I can’t deny that after that I couldn’t put the book down. For hours, I would live vicariously through Celaena – and when she FINALLY got together with the character I ship her with (no spoilers) I had a squealing fit because they just belong together.
I adore Celaena as a character, but one thing bothers me about her. She was trained as an assassin, but she seems to wear her heart on her sleeve in every situation. I haven’t personally been trained as an assassin, but aren’t they supposed to be emotionless? I don’t know if this ticks off anyone else. It’s probably just me.
But overall, I loved this book and the series so far.