Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas | Audiobook Review

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Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas | Audiobook Review
Title: Crown of Midnight
Written by Sarah J. Maas
Read by Elizabeth Evans
Series: Throne of Glass, #2
Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Publication Date: August 27th 2013
Genres: Action & Adventure, Fantasy & Magic, Young Adult
Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
Format: Audiobook
Source: Audible, Purchased
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Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Flame Rating: one-half-flames


"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.

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MY THOUGHTS

Don’t want to read the whole review?  Click to jump to the Skinny Review.

Finally!  I finished the Throne of Glass sequel a year after I read the first book, Throne of Glass!  And I regret NOT reading this (or listening) book ASAP!  Why am I so behind with this series?  I mean, Crown of Midnight DEVASTATED ME!

Devastated you?

See, something happens here TWICE that I can’t even…!  I mean, both really left me reeling and I can’t seem to move on from that.  And this happens a little bit past the halfway mark.  And then it gets even more devastating after that.

What’s more devastating?

Well, I’m not going to spill the beans and tell you all the spoilers.  But I will because I am EVIL like that! View Spoiler »

You said TWO THINGS!

Well, we finally know who Celaena picks!  But then something happens and OMGTHEFEELS!  View Spoiler »  But then the above happens and View Spoiler »

OMG, NO!

Yes.  Those two things, now three things happened.  Which really explains why I was devastated.  And rightly so.  I just can’t take all the pain Celaena has gone through.  And I mean she really has gone through a lot.  Another thing that is revealed in the end will explain it all.

How many revelations ARE there?!

There are a lot.  A few of them were hinted in the first book but it is finally validated on Crown of Midnight.  So yes, the plot thickens.  BTW since I already read Heir of Fire, I can honestly tell you that IT REALLY DOES.

What happened to Prince Dorian?

Oh, I almost forgot Prince Dorian View Spoiler »

No way!

Yes, way.  See, the plot really thickens!  It’s just revelations upon revelations and it just keeps getting better!  The most amazing thing about it is that the book is written in a way that didn’t confuse me at all.

Tell me about the audio

Crown of Midnight is still read by Elizabeth Evans and she is still as amazing as ever.  No weird accents here, too!

Recommendations

Well, what are you waiting for?  Go forth and read or listen this sh*t because it is just AMAZING!  And the ending was just …. !!!

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Rating Report
Plot
One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Characters
One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Romance
One StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Rereadability
One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Overall: 5

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About Sarah J. Maas

Sarah J. Maas is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series (Queen of Shadows, Book 4, will be out in September 2015), as well as the A Court of Thorns and Roses series (out 5/5/15).

Sarah lives in Bucks County, PA, and over the years, she has developed an unhealthy appreciation for Disney movies and bad pop music. She adores fairy tales and ballet, drinks too much tea, and watches an ungodly amount of TV. When she’s not busy writing, she can be found exploring the historic and beautiful Pennsylvania countryside with her husband and canine companion.

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