REVIEW: Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

 Title & Author: Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
 Series: Throne of Glass #2
 Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens, 420 pages
 Release Date: August 27, 2013 
 Genre: Fantasy
 Source: BEA2013
 
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 SYNOPSIS: (According to my husband, who has NOT read the book —  see how well he listens to my bookish ramblings)

 In a world where gladiators are rampant there is a girl who becomes an assassin for the King.  She is the girl on the cover and she is cool because she wears a red cape.  So she is sent out to kill people but doesn’t.  Instead she finds random body parts from other dead people and brings them back to the King.  Meanwhile she finds some hot dude and they start banging all over the place.   

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BOOK ROCK BETTY BREAK DOWN:
  •  THE KISSING –  Hell yeah!!  Celaena and Chaol get. it. oooon! Seriously- I can’t get enough of those two.  Whether it is a sweet embrace, a make out session in a broom closet, or nights in each other’s chambers– THEY ARE HOT!!
  • THE SWOONING - CHAOL WESTFALL will be on my mind for a long time to come.  He will do anything for Celaena and always tries to make decisions that will protect her.  He treasures her and it is made so obvious in the way he touches her and the words he uses to express his feelings.  He also brings out his fighting skills this time around.  This guy is a sexy beast!  DORIAN continues to prove to be a stand up guy.  He cares deeply for Celaena.  His jealousy is pretty hot too.  Plus, there is more to him than we initially thought.  He steps up to the plate and gets his hands dirty when needed.  Balls out!
  • THE SWAGGER - This book was intense!  I was flying through the pages, not only grinning over the beautiful relationship developing between Chaol and Celaena, but over the suspense of an amazing plot that is being unraveled piece by piece!  I loved learning more about the magic of this world, as well the people who use it and abuse it!
  • THE OH SNAP! –  1. Sexy Times  2. Magic  3. Someone Has Pointy Ears 4. People Die  5. Betrayal  6. Revenge  7. Portals  8. Secrets Are Revealed 9. Catacombs  10. Wyrdmarks  11. LIES
  • THE UMMMM WHAT?? - Just work it out already Chaol and Celaena- you’re killing me!
  • THE ROCK -  Sway by Bic Runga spot

ENCORE:

This was the perfect follow up to Throne of Glass.  Celaena owns this book!  She is so gritty and ruthless– kicking ass 24 hours a day!  I WANT TO BE HER.  Fantasy readers will love this series.  It’s brutal, it’s original, and it’s freaking sexy.  There are so many cool details that unfold as the story goes on.  The ending was a perfect set up for the next one.  A major secret that I suspected is confirmed.  Book 3 will be crazy!  I hope the king gets his ass handed to him!  READ THESE BOOKS!  No… I didn’t say add it to your TBR list— I SAID READ…. NOW!

RATING:   

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11 comments

  1. Kelly (@xoxoKellyNina)

    Firebox?!?! Hell to the yes! I knew you would love this! Sorry Alexa, but I’m totally taking credit for this rec because I flailed over Throne oft Glass and made you buy it at BEA. WIN FOR ME! But for real, like you said, the plot in addition to the epic romance is amazing!!! Eeeep where is the next book!?!? AND YES! Chaol and Calaena…just…work it out…there isn’t any other way :)

  2. Jaime

    THIS BOOK FOREVERRRRR!! I’m dying for Heir of Fire and will be standing in the bloomsbury line at BEA – see you there! LOL So So happy you love this so far and omg the flails at the end of this one!!! I was reading it on the plane home from BEA last year and may have been flailing all over Kelly!!

    I <3 Chaol!!

    xo
    jaime

  3. Nicole @ The Quiet Concert

    hahah your review cracks me up. So happy to see that you loved this one considering I am obsessed with this book. I would have shot you death glares had you not liked it :) I can’t wait to see what Maas brings us next. I am hoping that she is signing Heir of Fire at BEA this year as it will about just make my life. You bet your ass I will be first in line again to get it if that’s the case. :) You and Kelly and Alexa can keep me company.

  4. Karlee J

    I have to admit I still haven’t read Throne of Glass yet, but I did buy it when I saw your review! After reading this, I really have to start reading this series! Hold me to it!

  5. Rebecca @ The Library Canary

    Chaol and Celaena forever!!!! Oh my gosh, I love this series and this book so much! That ending!!!! THAT ENDING!!! I need book three and the rest of the series right now!!! I’m seriously dying over here. So glad that you’re loving it too. Firebox! Woot woot!

  6. Hannah

    I really liked Throne of Glass but I LOVED Crown of Midnight. Seriously, Maas totally stepped up her game with that second book! And Chaol. Hot damn. *passes out from swooning*

  7. Alexa S. (@alexalovesbooks)

    IT MAKES ME INCREDIBLY SILLY SWOONY HAPPY THAT THIS IS A FIREBOX READ. (But Chaol is still mine. FYI.) Haha, I’m so glad you enjoyed Crown of Midnight! It’s one of my favorites ever, ever, ever, and it makes me happy when others love it too!

  8. Pingback: REVIEW: Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas | Book Rock Betty

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