Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2) by Sarah J. Maas

Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2)

"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 b...

Details Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2)

TitleCrown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2)
Release DateAug 27th, 2013
PublisherBloomsbury USA Childrens
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Romance

Reviews Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2)

  • Emily May
    Shit seriously just went down. Oh wow, where do I start with this sequel? I wasn't even sure I was going to read it when I recently finished Throne of Glass and found it entertaining but a poor excuse for fantasy. You want to know what Crown of Midnight felt like? It was like the author listened to every piece of criticism I could have thrown at the first book, listened to everything I loved and everything that irritated me... and then wrote a pe...
  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)
    Wow! This was an exceptional sequel. I loved it so much! I feel like the series has more of a direction, which is exciting. I'm still processing everything that happened in this book, because SO MUCH HAPPENS. I'll be doing a full review/discussion soooooon.
  • Catriona (LittleBookOwl)
    I'm not sure what to do right now.I just.... wow.The only reason this isn't rated higher is because the first half was quite slow in pace and I wasn't as invested, but the second half SURE DID REMEDY THAT. Help me?
  • Andreea Pop
    UPDATE: REVIEW 5++ STARSHoly mother of all Gods! I'm starstruck. This is what I'd like to call a gorgeous sequel. Dare I say it, it might even top Throne of Glass! Celaena Sardothien is doing her job as King's Champion, meaning she's killing people that stepped on the king's toes. And now she's got a new target: Archer Finn, former crush and friend from the time when she was within the Assassin’s Guild. Turns out, she's not killing her target...
  • Mara
    4.5 stars Hear ye, hear ye all who seek adventure, ass-kicking and romance come forth! The second installment doth not disappoint! Our heroine is back as the King's Champion so expect action galore. Hear ye, hear ye . . . Her lovely dresses and ornate clothes were gone, replaced with an unforgiving, close-cut black tunic and pants. Her hair pulled back in a long braid that fell into the folds of that dark cloak she was always wearing. She was a ...
  • Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
    “Some things you hear with your ears. Others, you hear with your heart.”To say Sarah J. Maas stepped up her game in the second book of her “Throne of Glass Series” most certainly would be the understatement of the century. No, scratch that, it actually doesn’t even get close to the truth. XDI swear in comparison to the first book this truly was an action packed and suspenseful read! =)Alone the many awesome fight scenes and the countles...
  • Nick
    You can find the full review and more about this book on my blog!____________________________________________ “But death was her curse and her gift, and death had been her good friend these long, long years.” ____________________________________________ 5 BILLION STARS Don't get me started on the cover,because you all know how much I appreciate these beauties.This series has everything on it's perfection,starting from the covers to the ...
  • Regan
    HOLY JESUS THIS WAS SO GOOD. I NEED THE NEXT ONE NOOOOOOW.Also, I appreciate the fact that this is not going to be a trilogy, we need more fantasy SERIES in the young adult genre. And Chaol
  • Sasha Alsberg
  • Warda
    How does this book keep on destroying me with each reread?! IT IS SUCH A GAME-CHANGER!That ending had me gasping and squealing as if it was the first time I read it. My heart was beating! I couldn't help but inhale it! It brought me right back to the first time I read it and felt my obsession with this series and Sarah J Maas starting! I have fallen in love alllll over again and I'm on such a high right now! 😍😭There’s so much that I just ...
  • Ben Alderson
  • Steph Sinclair
    OMG THERE ARE NO WORDS FOR THIS BOOK. (P.S. Fucking Chaol, man.)----------------Reading this with Kat Kennedy!
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    Alright, so I just wanted to add that (while I won't discuss them here) I did decide to scour a good bit of spoiler material for the following books. I was getting nervous that I wouldn't be able to adjust at this turning into what seems to be a completely different series than it starts off as, and I'm glad I did. I'm starting to warm to Celaena a bit more and I'm willing to open my heart to other love interests. I'm still touting my Chaol suppo...
  • Khurram
    This is how you write a fantasy novel. Great characters, development, evolution and revelations. Magic used intelligently, and my personal favourite action. I could not put the book down. I like the way that they characters have their responsibilities and jobs but that is not all that defines them. Celaena has no problem hacking up body parts but she is still a girl who loves to shop. I think even though she is an assassin she sees herself as mor...
  • Val Shameless ⚓️ Steamy Reads ⚓️
    I see why people love this series...very cool ending. No time to chat...Off to read the next one.
  • Saania Zee Jamal ϟ
    ♫ Wish we could turn back time To the good old days When these books didn't cause me to weep Cause Chaol was still around ♫
  • Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more
    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads4.5 starsTen(ish) years ago, before the explosion of hair removal services, I used to go to this tiny South Korean lady who rented a space in a nearby salon. The moment she got me in her room, she'd keep up a constant stream of very bad English. The only thing she said that I could understand was, "Oh my GAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH." This was also her favorite thing to say, so I heard it a lot.That's how I feel after finishing ...
  • Natalie Monroe
    2.5 starsAnswer me something. How can this— "She tipped her head back and gave the moon a wicked smile. She'd been called Adarlan's assassin for a reason. Dramatic entrances were practically her art form." —and this— "Curled on the couch beside Chaol, Calaena took a sip of her tea and frowned. "Can't you hire a servant like Philippa, so we can have someone bring us treats?" —possibly be the same person?I teetered between liking and hating...
  • Monika
    EDIT 05/09/2012:Oh, goodie gumdrops!What do I see? 2013. You must be kidding me!Love triangle. Ehh, I like Dorian. I really do. But I'm Team Chaol all the way. He won my heart after ball. [image error]
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    This was a re-read on audio and I still love this book as much the first time around if not more. Yes, more. I forgot this was the book with a death that broke my heart =( **Some Mild Spoilers**Celaena is keeping up her end of the bargain to the horrible king. She is killing people and bringing their heads to the king. Or is she really? We find out some secrets about Dorian and Celaena that I just loved. I loved it! Loved it! Chaol and Celaena ha...
  • Maggie
    ❝The best lies were always mixed with truth.❞ Crown of Midnight was the book that shattered my heart into pieces and made me cry many times when I least expected it. Sarah J. Maas has done something, something with her writing that has now captured my heart and owns it. Her writing is phenomenal, and knowing how much improvement was actually made, I can already tell HoF and QoS will be phenomenal as well. Crown of Midnight had its own improve...
  • destiny ♎ [howling libraries]
    #0.1-#0.5 The Assassin’s Blade ★★★★★#1 Throne of Glass ★★★★☆#2 Crown of Midnight ★★★★★#3 Heir of Fire ★★★★★#4 Queen of Shadows ★★★★★#5 Empire of Storms ★★★★★#6 Tower of Dawn ★★★★★I’ve got this schedule going where I’m trying to read one book in this series per month, leading up to the Kingdom of Ash release, so that I’m all caught up in time for the big finale, but this...
  • Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies
    This book was just pure fun and excitement; it is not without a lot of flaws, but overall, my enjoyment of the plot propelled it into a highly satisfying read. I have to swallow my words when it comes to this series; I did bash on the first book in this series a lot because it was so similar to one of my favorite books. Due to my prejudice, I did not much like the first book in this series. It was an enjoyable read, but the characters were too la...
  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    First read: June 2015Second read: August 2016Third read: August 2017Fourth read: October 2018
  • Valeria Andrea
    Nooooo, Dorian. *Hugs him till Celaena loves him* I want to prove a point. DORIAN is the chosen one. Chaol improves & shit, but... no. Dorian. Love. Celaena. Eternally~Gods, what kind of person I'm becoming that I'm on TEAMS now?& this has title & blurb! Best way to start the year! Which BTW tells me that Celaena shall love Dorian. The heart is never easy, okay? That's why she has me, to show her the way.Oh, & other thing this book will need: A d...
  • Bangadybangz
    Definitely my favorite from this series so far! (3 down, 2 to go... For now) I love how the "magic" in this world had much more of a presence in CoM than in the books that came before it. It made this book feel much more like a high fantasy read than the others, and I am VERY PLEASED with that. Especially the part at the end when she went all super sayain on the demon from the portal. That was awesome :) Also very satisfying ending with Archer (w...
  • Miranda Reads
    Celaena may be many things but she is not a murderer. She is an assassin. There's a difference. (Probably.) He had no idea what sort of darkness lurked inside her, or what sort of monster she was willing to become in order to make things right. I honestly don't even know where to start with this one. It was so good and I'm just absolutely reeling from that ending. Because. Wow. Sarah J. Maas just delivered on this sequel. "Enough! We have e...
  • jessica
    firstly, wow! i think this might be better than the first book! and i actually really liked 'throne of glass,' so thats saying something!secondly, i saw a status update the other day where someone expressed their frustration with how women in novels, specifically YA, are too often portrayed as fierce and dangerous. while i agree that kindness and gentleness should also be represented, i have to say that i live for my ruthless and downright deadly...
    4 Never forgive, never forget ★'s “I worry because I care. Gods help me, I know I shouldn't, but I do. So I will always tell you to be careful, because I will always care what happens.”✦Possibility of Spoilers✦ Well damn! This was even better than Throne of Glass!! It wasn't quite at a 5-star yet. But still, I think it outshines the first book in many ways. I immensely enjoyed reading Crown of Midnight. The world Sarah J. Maas has creat...
  • Brittney ~ Reverie and Ink
    Ook ok finally figuring out words for this book… NBD its only been a year since I’ve read them.. and the reread has certainly helped.It left me with so many feelings that I'm still picking through. But but but before I continue.. its OK. I can see the bigger picture now... sooooo I'm ok. Actually you know what? She's bloody brilliant. This entire story was planned to be this way from the get go. She's building towards something much bigger in...