Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Crown of Midnight: Review


An assassin’s loyalties are always in doubt.
But her heart never wavers.

After a year of hard labor in the Salt Mines of Endovier, eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien has won the king's contest to become the new royal assassin. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown – a secret she hides from even her most intimate confidantes.

Keeping up the deadly charade—while pretending to do the king's bidding—will test her in frightening new ways, especially when she's given a task that could jeopardize everything she's come to care for. And there are far more dangerous forces gathering on the horizon -- forces that threaten to destroy her entire world, and will surely force Celaena to make a choice.

Where do the assassin’s loyalties lie, and who is she most willing to fight for?


Crown of Midnight is a hell of a ride. I can't even fathom how crazy this journey is. The story is way more complicated and sophisticated than Throne of Glass. Every character has their dark secrets deep in their hearts. Suspicion and surprise are always present in this book. One can never tear his or her eyes from Crown of Midnight once he or she starts it.

In Crown of Midnight, Celaena Sardothien, Adarlan's most feared assassin, became the king's champion. She had to carry out tasks directly ordered by the king that she never wanted to complete. Living in the castle, Celaena quickly discovers the dark truth about the king being the conqueror so fast and the secrets behind everyone she held dear. 

This book is full of surprises. I couldn't keep my jaw from hanging open right after I started this book. In this book things are more intertwined with folk tales and legends rather than practical fighting stuff. It's a very nice twist because who can imagine a world that is suspiciously similar to a dystopian world can filled with great legends and tales? Describing it as brilliant will truly be an understatement.

Emotional rides are just as breathtaking as the paranormal stuff. It's really hard to believe things can change so fast between the characters. I suppose misunderstandings and secrets hold jaw-dropping powers to change relationships. You will be awed by how the emotions tangle so tightly with the events in the book. If you are not impressed by this, than I don't know what will.

This is utter perfection that you don't want to miss, and it's just the second book out of SIX. I can't wait to see how epic the story will be in the upcoming books.

Rating: 9/10

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