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
Number of pages418 pages
GenreYoung Adult, Romance, Fantasy

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 ...
  • 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 <3
  • Ben Alderson
  • Steph Sinclair
    OMG THERE ARE NO WORDS FOR THIS BOOK. (P.S. Fucking Chaol, man.)----------------Reading this with Kat Kennedy!
  • Sasha Alsberg
  • Etnik
    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 ...
  • 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
    9/7/16 - ON SALE for $2.24: Was supposed to read two weeks ago with Buddies Books and Baubles but this book hurrrrrts. So I decided to put it off until the weekend before we started HoF . . . as in this past weekend. But couldn't do it b/c MISTBORN. I would've killed myself or something. BUT.Now I'm ready.4.5 starsReviewed by: Rabid ReadsTen(ish) years ago, before the explosion of hair removal services, I used to go...
  • 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]
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Khanh (the Grinch)
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Wendy Darling
    Holy crap, that was good. And I'm an idiot for not reading these sooner.
  • Brittney ~ Her Bookish Things
    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...
  • Mitchii
    This series is a non-living, non-breathing proof that it is all about a good story. That regardless of the genre you will enjoy it. It has something in it that pushes those biases and doubts aside and let me enjoy the book for what it is. I always voice out my minuscule interest towards the genre. But lo and behold Ms. Maas proved to me that I shouldn’t be saying those words with finality—because she made me loved her story, her characters, t...
  • Jessica (priceiswong)
    **Reread August 2016 ahh so emotional. Poor Celaena goes through so much pain... It's hard to read at times. I'm ready for my reread of books 3 and 4 though! My favorites!Reread August 2015**Feb 2014 - I thought that I loved the first book, but this book shined even brighter than the first! I realize now that the first book's events just had to happen so that we could set up this world and this series. I've been reading the author's blog quite a ...
  • ☽Luna☾
    I've been meaning to edit some of my reviews for some time.. I don't understand how I gave this PIECE OF TRASH FIVE-STARS.. This is not a five star book. I fucking hate it and everything about it and guess what I DONT CARE IF I UPSET ANYONE BY SAYING THIS; THIS BOOK NEEDS TO BE BURNT !! THIS WHOLE SERIES IS FAN FICTION GARBAGE... Thank you I'll never read anything by Sarah J Maas again :).And if anyone has a problem with my thoughts on this serie...
  • Taneika
    This review and more can be found at Flipping Through the Pages Okay, I don't even know where to start with this. After reading Throne of Glass the first time, I didn't pick this up and wasn't in a hurry to read it. Thankfully, some lovely friends of mine told me I HAD to read the sequels... In my experience, the second book in a series is almost always worse than the first so I didn't have high hopes for this installment at all, but thankfully t...
  • Christine Riccio
    I finished this ages ago! IT WAS FANTASTIC! here's my full review/discusison:
  • Laz
    My mind is blown away. I didn't expect to feel the way I do after reading the last pages. The last few pages of the book made my heart race and gave me goosebumps all over. From the beginning and up until half of the book I was all like "okay, a nice follow-up to Throne of Glass" and then it all went to hell, it was like the first half of the book was a storm brewing up and then that storm broke out and shit went down, alright.As for the characte...
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    Updated thoughts from my re-read before Empire of Storms are all below!Original review:HOW IS THIS EVEN POSSIBLE?!You win. All of you. You were right. This series is everything.I read Throne of Glass last year and was pretty unimpressed. I shoved the series in a corner of my bookshelf and tried to ignore the massive hype around these books in the book community. I don't even know how I ended up giving this series another shot, but pretty sure I'm...
  • Zoë
    WOW. EVEN BETTER THAN THRONE OF GLASS.I am so wrapped up in this story and this series is now one of my absolute favorites! I love how the love triangle is different from many of the others that I have read and isn't even really a love triangle. Celaena is one of the best female protagonists that I have ever read and doesn't take anything from anyone. SO KICK BUTT. So I'm going to go read The Assassin's Blade before Heir of Fire arrives!
  • Candace
    Like the first book, 'Crown of Midnight' proves to be an action-packed, addicting, thrill ride. Having won the king's competition, our favorite femme fatale has begun her work as the king's assassin. However, she's got a trick or two up her sleeve. As this story progresses, Celaena delves deeper into the forbidden histories of the people that the king has conquered. Knowledge is power and she intends to get to the bottom of the bizarre, magical h...