Teen Book Review: Crown of Midnight

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. MaasCrown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

In the thrilling second installment to the Throne of Glass series, we get more of our favorite assassin, Celaena. In Crown of Midnight, she is busy working as the King’s Champion. In other words, she does his dirty work for him by killing those he chooses. Or so he thinks. Celaena plays a dangerous game by having her own agenda while making sure the King is convinced of her loyalty. She discovers even more horrifying secrets about the castle and what the King is really up to, and in the meantime, a relationship grows between her and the Captain of the Guard, Chaol Westfall. Her friendship with Nehemia however, hits a few bumps on the road before a heart shattering tragedy that leaves Celaena broken and lost.

This book completed me and then shoved me off of a cliff, much like what it put Celaena through. Crown of Midnight gave me chills all down my spine at some points because of fear of what to come. Maas’s writing is like none I’ve ever experienced before. Her writing puts you right there next to Celaena to the point where you can vividly see and feel and even smell exactly what Celaena is. Her writing is descriptive without being tedious. The plot twists in this book were unpredictable by even the most seasoned readers, which makes it all the more enjoyable. We learn more about Celaena’s past, which is a massive plot point, so much more won’t be said about it. The high-fantasy-action-thriller of a novel makes me weak in the knees. As does Mr. Chaol Westfall. I fell head over heels for the Captain and I don’t think it’s possible not to in this book. Once you start reading, you will not be able to put this book down!

Written by Veeshva R.

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