February 22, 2017

Crown of Midnight

Crown of Midnight
Sarah J. Maas
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I'm so tempted to write something along the lines of 'AHHHHH' and 'IKNEWIT I. KNEW. IT', but I won't....

Summary from Goodreads since I can't formulate words at this point in time:
""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 becomes increasingly difficult when Celaena realizes she is not the only one seeking justice. As she tries to untangle the mysteries buried deep within the glass castle, her closest relationships suffer. It seems no one is above questioning her allegiances—not the Crown Prince Dorian; not Chaol, the Captain of the Guard; not even her best friend, Nehemia, a foreign princess with a rebel heart.

Then one terrible night, the secrets they have all been keeping lead to an unspeakable tragedy. As Celaena's world shatters, she will be forced to give up the very thing most precious to her and decide once and for all where her true loyalties lie... and whom she is ultimately willing to fight for."
So, this book was better than the first, as pretty much everyone else has gathered. No love triangle, our protagonist wasn't as annoying or invested in her looks, and so. much. happens. There was something MAJOR revealed at the end of the book that was pretty much hinted at the whole time, but just it being confirmed was amazing. And I loved the method, I must applaud the author on that. If the main character just revealed that randomly I would've been pissed. Or, if someone told her and she was like omg that's not possible, no way I would've REALLY hated that. But the fact that we learn at the same time as another major character and we follow his thought process to understand, it was just so beautifully unraveled and so satisfying. It really sets the tone for the rest of the series which I imagine will be fantastic.

As most of you have gathered, I like pretty morbid books and the fact that this series is centered around an assassin allows for a lot of death, but just WOW. Can't get enough of this stuff.
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