Crown of Midnight is the second book in the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas. Published August 27th, 2013, this work of art is complete with 418 pages. I started reading this one on the same day I finished Throne of Glass even though it wrapped up nicely I needed to continue the journey, because I have heard from several booktubers that the series gets better with every book.
BEFORE SHE WAS DEADLY. NOW SHE IS UNSTOPPABLE.
As far as all fandoms are concerned spoilers are hated by most and as a reader and also a movie and tv series lover I must admit I hate them myself. Therefore I will not mention anything specific that happens in the book and only speak of what my thoughts are after finishing it.
Throne of Glass was full of momentums unexpected by many readers which is a big reason for it to have made such a blast in the YA community. Crown of Midnight has just as many surprises, but it also has a faster pace I felt. The only thing I had expected from this series was for it to have a heartless badass assassin as a main character, which lacked a little in the first novel. But WOW, Celaena came in and destroyed all the grasps I had gotten on her personality in this sequel. Celaena as a character became much more layered and complicated in a good way. There were definitely some happenings you never see coming and also one or two that you slowly had started suspecting.
Over all I agree with the booktubers on the statement of the series getting better with each book. Crown of Midnight have impressed me to 100% and I gave it 5 out of 5 big fat stars!!
Hello there! It has been over a year since I last wrote a book review, but I am happy to be back. Here is my review on Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas.
This year (2016) has been crazy so far, so crazy that I started reading this book in April and only just finished it now… in September. I used to read at least one whole book every week last year, but I guess life takes over sometimes. Anyhow, Throne of Glass is the first novel in the legendary Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas. Published August 2nd, 2012, this beauty is complete with 404 pages.
A HEART OF ICE. A WILL OF STEEL. MEET THE ASSASSIN.
Celaena Sardothien is the world’s most feared assassin, until one day she got caught. Being forced to work as a slave in the salt mines of Endovier for a year did not make her lose her skills as a killer, which are put to test when the king organizes a competition that he would choose his very own assassin through. The one who is crowned as the King’s Champion is to work for the king for only an amount of time before being granted a clear name and freedom. Winning a competition over thieves and murderers is easy for Celaena until she discovers that there is a far greater darkness waiting to be unleashed.
This world Sarah J. Maas has built is incredibly flexible and unbelievably well made. I was not prepared for what this book held in store for me and every page was a mystery. The story is dangerously broad, but at the same time just wide enough for the series to go on and keep the reader’s attention and intrigue. As a YA lover I must admit that some stories are very predictable because of the key monuments that are needed to build up a novel, but this one held everything in it. Sarah J. Maas took those key monuments and twisted them into these wickedly surprising turns of events that a reader do not see coming.
Here I am with another book review and this time it is the sequel to The Maze Runner by James Dashner.
First of all let me just say that I am super confused and cannot wait until I get my hands on the third book in this series. Another thing is that I cannot really give you a summary because of course… Spoilers which we all hate. So I will just say this “They escaped the Maze. Now it is time for phase two, the Scorch Trials.”. That is all I am gonna give away as far as summary is concerned.
But oh my, I admit that it took me a chapter or two to really get into The Maze Runner, but this book guys… This book started exactly at the very last sentence I read in the last page of The Maze Runner which very few sequels do and I really liked that about this one. Because I am already aware of the main characters it felt good to be back on track and get to read their funny conversations, I now feel a big bond between me and the characters. This book took me on a new adventure with the characters I so much like and taught me so many new things, it was overall a giant experience filled with horror, blood, brutality, survival, friendship etc etc. Sorry if this counts as spoilers but now that they have escaped the Maze they are in the outside world where anything could happen which was a big part of the excitement, they are no longer surrounded by the Glade, they do not know where they are, they have so many questions in mind but all they got to do is survive.
Through the whole book I was on the edge of my seat, well, you might as well say I did not sit at all because of all the unexpected happenings. I hate how authors leave you with too many questions until the point where you are left in the total darkness with a big fat confusion inside. But somehow through that I feel this series getting better and therefore I believe that it is worth 5 full, shining stars!!
This book is about the journey of Nathan Byrne, a half black and half white witch, to find his true self. There is a witches’ community where white witches are befriended and black witches are hunted. That is all you should know getting into the book.
I bought this book knowing that much and did not know what I should expect. At the beginning the writing style was kind of confusing, but a little bit into the story I was hooked. And now I am waiting for the second book, a new release, to arrive at the book shops here in Stockholm.
A weird thing about this book is that there are no “world is going to end” type of big twists, but there is always something happening anyway and that is why I can not really tell if it is a fast-paced or slow-paced book, either way it is a good one. The main character really grew on me and now I can not wait to see what happens next. The plot is real bad-ass, it is about survival, patience, how to think and how to solve mysteries. This whole series/trilogy is going to be a good one!!
I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars!! Sally Green sure knows how to grab someone and glue ’em on her fantasy world.
And it is sure as heck on my recommendation list!!!
The Goddess Inheritance by Aimée Carter is the final book in the Goddess Test series. It is a beautiful conclusion to this amazing series (honestly, I just cried through the last 20 pages, non-stop). All readers know the feeling you get when you’re down to the last book in a series you’ve had fallen in love with and it’s exactly that feeling I got when I started reading this book. Now that I finally know almost everyone of the characters’ back-stories, it’s really sad to let them go.
As we all should know by now, the second book in the series (Goddess Interrupted) had such a huge cliff-hanger and this book continues on right where we were left. It would contain major spoilers if I ever even tried to write a mini summary of the book, even the beginning, so I shall not do that this time but I can assure you 100% that you’ll have such a great experience if you read this series. This series shows a lot of examples of life decisions, personalities, consequences to face etc. and it’s really worth your time.
I give this book and this series overall 5 full and complete bright-shining diamond stars!!!!!!