Thursday, October 20, 2016

Review: Crown of Midnight Sarah J Maas


Goodreads Description:
"A line that should never be crossed is about to be breached.

It puts this entire castle in jeopardy—and the life of your friend."

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

I got to say, right off the bat I liked this one more than the first one. I have just started to read Heir of Fire so I of course have yet to know if it will be my favorite out of the series but I would have a hard time believe otherwise.

The deaths are brutal! But the way Maas wrote Celaena is a reminder to everyone of what she is trully capable of but the way she did it
simply destroyed me.

This installment seemed a lot more violent than the first one, a lot more graphic at least. Not that im complaining
On the contrary, it kicks everyone in the but that dare says that YA is not a strong genre.
Bow down to Sarah J Maas for creating a bad ass character who also has a heart
Who cares for those around her yet will kick some serious ass and not hesitate to do so in order to defend her loved ones. Her writing pulls people in, even when you seem to find yourself in the deepest of slums.

Recommend it?