26. kol 2013.

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

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Book summary:
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?
         After Throne of Glass I expected a lot of Crown of Midnight. Without doubt Throne of Glass was one of my favorite reads last year so at times I feared that I set my expectations too high. Good thing though is that no matter how high they were this book managed to bring that and more.

          Celaena is who I wanted to be. She was so kick-ass that you simply couldn't but imagine being in her skin. With that she also managed to be a really smart, witty and when necessary emotional. I know I sound like I have a huge crush on her but that was the world I wanted to be in and the person I wanted to be. In Crown of Midnight she developed in a right way and became even better than she was. With her progression the story progressed as well. It was so well paced and every thing happened when it was time for that.

        After winning a competition Calaena is back in business. Now she has to kill all the people she is ordered to and when she sees that something big is preparing she can help but do a little research which will discover some serious things but still she has a business to and and freedom to pay. With that her relationship with someone (I won't spoil things, no worries) is something she cannot avoid anymore and the secret she keeps inside of her keeps her busy. Add a bit of magic here and there and you get perfect story that Crown of Midnight is.

        But, we also get to see the other side of Calaena, the only that takes over when everything crashes. The one that's deadly and trained to kill and the one that does not forgive nor forget. And the one to who revenge is serious business.

        With the ending that leaves you at the edge but at the same time finishes one chapter in her life we see that Sarah J. Maas is really a master in writing that kind of endings that will make you remember the story and at the same time put you in agony because you need and want more. We need that time machine people!

Rating: 5 stars.

Until the next time,

34 komentara:

  1. Wonderful review Tanja...this truly delivered and I am excited that you enjoyed this as much as I did :)

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    1. Thank you Kim :) Yeah I'm happy we both enjoyed this series :)

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  2. I'm so glad you enjoyed this, Tanja! It was such a blast and so much more awesome than the first book, which was already pretty awesome!
    This is the 3rd 5 stars review I'm seeing today and that makes me so excited.
    Celeana is definitely one character that I would love to be too, but unfortunately, I'm not that kick-ass.
    I can't wait for book 3 now! :)
    Fabulous review, Tanja! :)

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    1. Yes I saw that other girls posted reviews for this today! I'm not that kick-ass either but it'd be so cool to be :) Thanks :)

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  3. I wonder how much of a kickass Celaena really is? You have me really curious about her, Tanja! I haven't started this series (like so many others!), but I need to do that soon. Plus, I love when a sequel is even better than the first one. Great review! :)

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    1. You need to read and see! :) I hope that I'll see your review soon :) Thanks :)

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  4. Glad you loved this one Tanja! I was one of the VERY few people who just couldn't quite get into Throne of Glass, but I've seen so many fabulous reviews saying we get to see a vulnerable side of Celaena in this book that I can't help but want to give it a try. I think seeing her a touch vulnerable would go a long way in making me like her more than I did in book one. And I'm with you on a time machine, how great would it be to hop forward a year and grab all the sequels we're desperate for? *dreamy sigh* I so enjoyed reading your thoughts!

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    1. Yes Jenny! That's what I'm talking about. Imagine that being possible! Why aren't we inventing that :( Anyhow you'll see different side of Celaena here and I hope you'll like it! :) Thanks :)

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  5. It's always refreshing to know that a female reader has a crush on a female MC. And what's even better is that the MC is kick ass. I'm yet to start this series, but I'm glad you enjoyed it and it lived up to your expectations. Awesome review, Tanja!

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

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    1. LOL I'd love to be as bad-ass as she is, she rocks girl :) I really hope you'll get to read this one soon. Thanks Sarika :)

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  6. I adore this series it is just kick butt hands down. I am so excited you love it as much as I do!!

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    1. I'm so happy to hear that! :) Yeah it's really amazing.

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  7. I really need to pick this series up, everyone seems to love it! Wonderful review, Tanja. So glad the sequel is even better than the first. :)

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    1. I really hope you'll get to read this one soon. You'll love it :)

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  8. I loved C too, and this book delivered all I wanted in it as well

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  9. I haven't read Throne of Glass, but I've heard nothing but great things about it. And people seem to be loving Crown of Midnight even more.
    Thanks for sharing your review, Tanja!

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    1. I hope you'll get to read this series then :) Thanks for stopping by :)

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  10. Yep, this was a stellar read. I am glad to see you gave it five stars as well. I really did like seeing the other side of Celaena but I do so hope she learns to let go of her grudge.

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    1. I believe she will once when it's all over, but she has a lot on her backs now. Thanks :)

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  11. I'm so glad you enjoyed this installment, Tanja! I wasn't a fan of Throne of Glass, but I always love a well-done middle book, so maybe I'll read this after all. Lovely review!(:

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    1. I hope you'll give this series another chance! Thanks Keertana :)

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  12. 5 stars! Kickass heroine! This sounds like such the series for me. :) But alas, I haven't read book one yet...but I am going to get to it one of these days.

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

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    1. I hope you'll get to read it soon! Yeah she is the most kick-ass girl I've met in YA till now ;)

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  13. I finally ordered the first book, after so many positive reviews and I can't wait to read it as soon as it gets here. I'm glad this one went above and beyond your expectations, Tanja! I love the sound of Celaena. Kick-ass heroines are my favourite! They always make the story so much more exciting. I'm glad you enjoyed this Tanja! A perfect rating! WOOT WOOT! XD Great review! :)

    ~ Maida
    Literary Love Affair 

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    1. Yay! I can't wait to see what you think of the first one, but yeah you'll enjoy it ;) Thanks :))

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  14. I saw a review of this on Kimba's blog, and now yours, so I guess it really is as good as people say it is! Glad you enjoyed the book!

    Sarah @ Kitties Like Books Too

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  15. This is another series that I have yet to start :) Glad you liked it!

    Janina @ Synchronized Reading

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    1. I really hope you'll get to read it soon Janina :)

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  16. Agree!!!! I absolutely loved this book! It was so so so good and everything I wanted in the sequel!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

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  17. We briefly talked about this book at book club last night (I haven't started the series yet) and they agreed with you! I must read these soon!

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    1. I'm so glad they loved it too :) I hope you'll get to read it soon :)

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