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Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2)

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An assassin's loyalties are always in doubt but her heart never wavers

Assassin Celaena Sardothien won a brutal contest to become the King's Champion. But she is far from loyal to the crown. Though she hides her secret vigilantly, her deadly charade becomes difficult when she realizes she is not the only one seeking justice. No one is above questioning her allegiance—not th
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Paperback, 418 pages
Published September 2nd 2014 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens (first published August 15th 2013)
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Emily May
Aug 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult, fantasy, arc, 2013


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 perfect kind of book. The kind I wanted the first on
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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)
Jun 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
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++ STARS

Holy 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 targets, but faking their deaths, so she's in a lot of dan
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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 beautiful wrath …


This book turned up in my room
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Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
“Some things you hear with your ears. Others, you hear with your heart.”

To say Sarah J. Maas stepped up her game in the second book of her “Throne of Glass Series” most certainly would be the understatement of the century. No, scratch that, it actually doesn’t even get close to the truth. XD

I swear in comparison to the first book this truly was an action packed and suspenseful read! =)
Alone the many awesome fight scenes and the countless revelations throughout the entire book were already enough
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Regan
Sep 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Sasha Alsberg
Jun 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
SO GOOD. THE ENDING. OH MY GOSH. MIND BLOW.
Ben Alderson
Aug 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WELL BLOW ME AWAY.

I DID NOT SEE THAT COMING, well actually some of it, like C heritage I saw coming.
BUT WHAT HAPPENED TO PEOPLE IN THIS BOOK WAS OMG

SERIOUSLY ITS GETTING BETTER AND BETTER.
THAT ENDING THOUGH
AND MY FAVOURITE CHARACTER DIED

ALSO
CHAOL, CHOAL HOW EVER YOU SPELL IT. I am not sure i like him anymore!
Steph Sinclair
OMG THERE ARE NO WORDS FOR THIS BOOK.

(P.S. Fucking Chaol, man.)

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“But death was her curse and her gift, and death had been her good friend these long, long years.”

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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 story and the characters,and everything.Simply perfect

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Chelsea Humphrey
Mar 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Alright, so I just wanted to add that (while I won't discuss them here) I did decide to scour a good bit of spoiler material for the following books. I was getting nervous that I wouldn't be able to adjust at this turning into what seems to be a completely different series than it starts off as, and I'm glad I did. I'm starting to warm to Celaena a bit more and I'm willing to open my heart to other love interests. I'm still touting my Chaol support-haters gonna hate I'm determined to finish the ...more
Warda
Aug 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: re-reads
I've read this book 3 times now and it still fuckin destroyed me! That ending had me gasping and squealing as if it was the first time I read it. My heart was beating! I couldn't help but inhale it! It brought me right back to the first time I read it and felt my obsession with this series and Sarah J Maas starting! I have fallen in love alllll over again and I'm on such a high right now! 😍😭


ORIGINAL REVIEW!

So, I'm going to rant a little about Chaol and Celaena's relationship in Crown of Midnight
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Saania Zee Jamal ϟ
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Val ⚓️ Shameless, Skanky, and B*tchy ⚓️ Steamy Reads
I see why people love this series...very cool ending. No time to chat...Off to read the next one.
Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads

4.5 stars

Ten(ish) years ago, before the explosion of hair removal services, I used to go to this tiny South Korean lady who rented a space in a nearby salon. The moment she got me in her room, she'd keep up a constant stream of very bad English. The only thing she said that I could understand was, "Oh my GAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH." This was also her favorite thing to say, so I heard it a lot.

That's how I feel after finishing this book.

Oh my GAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH.

THRONE OF GLASS
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Monika
Aug 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
EDIT 05/09/2012:
Oh, goodie gumdrops!
What do I see? 2013. You must be kidding me!

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Love triangle. Ehh, I like Dorian. I really do. But I'm Team Chaol all the way. He won my heart after ball.

Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
This was a re-read on audio and I still love this book as much the first time around if not more. Yes, more. I forgot this was the book with a death that broke my heart =( **Some Mild Spoilers**



Celaena is keeping up her end of the bargain to the horrible king. She is killing people and bringing their heads to the king. Or is she really?

We find out some secrets about Dorian and Celaena that I just loved. I loved it! Loved it!

Chaol and Celaena have a little thing but when something bad happens i
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Maggie
Feb 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2016
❝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 improvements in everything - Celaena became more badass, mor
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Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies
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 lacking in depth for me, and the entire book just la ...more
Natalie Monroe
2.5 stars

Answer 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 Calaena while reading. Mostly hating. I can handle the sh
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☆♥☆Kotyonok꧁꧂
.....1.5 Stars ALL for my favorite character BABA YELLOWLEGS!

Basically, everyone I know and their mother loved this. They loved it so so so much. They praised it endlessly.

Me?
Me:



....

I am Yzma with this book. Everyone else is Kronk:



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INCOHERENT RANT BELOW. I JUST WANT TO COMPLAIN. LET'S GO:



DID I READ A DIFFERENT BOOK THAN EVERYONE??? It was no better than Throne of Glass to me! The storyline expands and I thought the plot showed hints of getting complicated but
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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 dead king(!).

Hmm... that cover is v
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Bangadybangz
Oct 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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#0.1-#0.5 The Assassin’s Blade ★★★★★
#1 Throne of Glass ★★★★☆
#2 Crown of Midnight ★★★★★

I’ve got this schedule going where I’m trying to read one book in this series per month, leading up to the Kingdom of Ash release, so that I’m all caught up in time for the big finale, but this one took me a little while to pick it up because I had a horrible slump in May. I went a week without touching a book, which hasn’t happened to me in years, and—no exaggeration—this was the only book that was able to cu
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Miranda Reads
Celaena may be many things but she is not a murderer.

She is an assassin.

There's a difference. (Probably.)
He had no idea what sort of darkness lurked inside her, or what sort of monster she was willing to become in order to make things right.
I honestly don't even know where to start with this one. It was so good and I'm just absolutely reeling from that ending. Because. Wow. Sarah J. Maas just delivered on this sequel.
"Enough! We have enough enemies as it is! There are worse things out
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Brittney ~ Reverie and Ink
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 this series as a whole. So for those of you who are t
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jessica
May 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
firstly, wow! i think this might be better than the first book! and i actually really liked 'throne of glass,' so thats saying something!

secondly, i saw a status update the other day where someone expressed their frustration with how women in novels, specifically YA, are too often portrayed as fierce and dangerous. while i agree that kindness and gentleness should also be represented, i have to say that i live for my ruthless and downright deadly ladies.

for me, reading about celaena, about an a
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Joshua Gabriel (조수아)
Last year, I gave Throne of Glass one star. I irrevocably loathed Celaena, and I vowed to never continue the series. However, as my anger gradually faded and peer pressure started to kick in, I decided to make a bookish compromise by listening to a free Audible version of Crown of Midnight. And lo and behold, I found myself enjoying it!

In contrast to its predecessor, Crown of Midnight had a plot that kept me on my toes and outstanding character arcs. In this novel, Celaena finally proved her wor
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“Why are you crying?"
"Because," she whispered, her voice shaking, "you remind me of what the world ought to be. What the world can be.”
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