Book Review: Crown of Midnight, Book 2 of the Throne of Glass Series

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Overall Rating: 4/5

Spicy Rating: 2/5

Genre: Action, Adventure, Dystopia, Drama, Fae, Fantasy, High Fantasy, Magic, Mystery, Romance, Suspense, Young Adult

Celaena has discovered that there are some deeply shrouded mysteries within the castle, her friends, and her own family history prior to being taken in and raised by Arobynn Hammil, some of which were never meant to be uncovered. Celaena is having trouble fulfilling her role as the King’s Assassin while staying true to herself, her relationships with old and new friends are rocky and her first real love after Sam betrays her in ways she could never have imagined. Some of the characters that are most beloved do not make it to the end of the novel and I found myself hanging on to every word.

When Celaena experiences the death of yet another loved one, she can’t help but remember the loss of Sam and her grief is overwhelming, who she had become is lost in the anguish and anger of her grief.

This found family of characters that in Throne of Glass I imagined would kill the King and live on happily as allies and friends, ruling the continent, have now been divided by lies, secrets, and betrayal.

In addition to the action, intrigue, drama, and mystery rife within this book, there is also a brief interlude of romance where everything seems as if it will go perfectly and Celaena falls in love for the first time since the tragic death of Sam Cortland in Assassin’s Blade, the prequel to the