Review – Crown of Midnight

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Back of Book: 

Celaena Sardothien is the king’s Champion―yet she is far from loyal to the crown, for the man she serves is bent on evil. But working against her master in secret is no easy task. As Celaena tries to untangle the mysteries buried within the glass castle, she can trust no one, not even her supposed allies Crown Prince Dorian, Captain of the Guard Chaol, and foreign princess Nehemia.

Then, an unspeakable tragedy shatters Celaena’s world. She must decide once and for all where her loyalties lie . . . and whom she will fight for.

An action-packed and romantic adventure that readers “will never want to leave” (Kirkus Reviews), the next chapter in this smash hit New York Timesbest-selling series is sure to please Sarah Maas’s enormous and ever-growing fan-base–and to set the stage for an explosive third book.


Thanks for traveling over to my review of Crown of Midnight, SORRY THIS IS SO LATE!

I’ve been working at an event all last week called FallWeekend @ 242 Community Church. It was awesome. Everything was awesome. I loved it. Serving Jesus is awesome.

I did finish Crown of Midnight though!! And I have a great many things to say!


*** WARNING THIS DOES CONTAIN SPOILERS!!! ***


SUMMARY

Characters: 4/5

Setting: 4/5

Plot: 4.5/5

Writing Style: 5/5

1st. Characters

Dorian

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NOT ENOUGH DORIAN! Idk, that’s just what I felt. I mean yes he was in it and boy did he have his big moments. But I feel like the funny light hearted Dorian I met in book one wasn’t as prominent. But it’s a small micro detail because I really did love the character development of him, growing into his role as an heir and taking things so much more seriously. He’s probably my favorite character and I absolutely loved the conversation between him and Nehemia.

Chaol.

What a guy–he’s really trying. I was honestly surprised to see him and Celaena get together so quickly. I mean I was like okay, but it’s only book two. I kinda wanted to see that tension burn a little while longer but that’s just me. I respect Chaol though. He does what he has to even when it’s remarkably hard. It’s not easy to do that at all!

Celaena.

Celaena, I love you, but sometimes I smack my head when I watch you. There were quite a few moments where I was like come on girl, get it together and figure this out! Like the shadows and the headaches, that took her forever to put two and two together. As soon as shadows occurred more than once I was ready to dig into it and figure it out but it took like five occurring of shadows and headaches for Celaena to be like, ‘oh this might be worth looking into.’ (And at that rate, she’s barely looked into it!) Or times when she was walking into a dumb situation without backup, (the library basement you know what I’m talking about.) But I get it, if you think from her perspective, it makes sense, she’s surrounded by the people who murdered her family so trust is a bit of an uphill battle.

There was one instance that broke my connection as a reader, but…

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