Review „Crown of Midnight“ (Sarah J. Maas) | Werbung

The shutters swinging in the storm winds were the only sign of her entry. No one had noticed her scaling the garden wall of the darkened manor house, and with the thunder and the gusting wind off the nearby sea, no one heard her as she shimmied up the drainpipe, swung onto the windowsill, and slithered into the second-floor hallway.

Attention: This is the sequel to Throne of Glass (you’ll find my review here). Anyone who doesn’t know the first book, could be spoilered reading this review.

After I’ve read the first book of my favorite author Sarah J. Maas, I had to continue reading the series, of course. Although I had big breaks while reading, I enjoyed every single chapter.

In the beginning I was very excited and couldn’t wait to know, which adventures Celaena would experience in this book. And oh my god, what adventures these were! She is a very stunning person, a very smart young woman and a cunning fighter. Sometimes I forget how young she is (she’s eighteen years old) while reading of her actions and fights. But then somewhere in between the author reminds the reader about her age which left me more in awe about her maturity and her unbreaking will to fight for the things she believes in, no matter what the cost. And for that I adore her! I admire again and again Celaena’s intelligence, her subtlety, her wisdom and also her mercy. She is a wonderful assassin, and I have to repeat it: I absolutely adore her!

Her relationship with Chaol and Dorian however could be tedious sometimes, but thankfully it never lasted too long and didn’t spoil my fun during the lecture. But the feelings of all three were very authentically sensible to the reader. Well done by the author and once again proof of her huge talent.

There’s a loss in this volume which nearly killed me, too. Of course I won’t tell who it is but it was heartbreaking and really cruel. I felt the pain of the protagonists‘ loss in my heart, too and had to pause reading for a little while. Oh god, I still can’t believe it. And  the end, OH THE END!! I was left speechless: so fantastic, such a supercool twist – ok I admit, some of the things I already guessed – but still absolutely fantastic!

It was hard to care, she realized as she started the treck back to the castle. Incredibly hard to care, when you didn’t have anyone left to care about.

Crown of Midnight, the second book in the series is just as breathtaking, stunning, incredibly crazy-making and just fantastic as the first book. I love Celaena, Chaol and Dorian, I love Sarah J. Maas‘ writing skills, I just love it!

Kurzrezension (Deutsch)

Die Fortsetzung der Throne of Glass – Reihe ist genauso spannend, packend und nervtötend, wie der erste Band. Die Handlung entwickelt sich in unglaublich tolle Richtungen, obwohl es auch meine Befürchtung war, dass die Dreiecksbeziehung zwischen den Protagonisten der Geschichte einen kleinen Dämpfer verpassen könnten. Aber zum Glück war es nicht so wie befürchtet, sodass ich die Geschichte – trotz längerer Pausen zwischendurch – richtig genussvoll lesen konnte. Es hat mir unglaublich gut gefallen, die Plot-Twists waren atemberaubend und dieses Ende hat mich richtig umgehauen – zugegeben einiges war zu erahnen, aber dennoch war es einfach genial! Daher bewerte ich dieses Buch, wie seinen Vorgänger, mit Tauchgenuss.

General information – Werbung

  • title Crown of Midnight
  • author Sarah J. Maas
  • pages 432 pages (Print)
  • price 5,98 € (Kindle Edition), 8,29€ (SC), 11,10€ (HC)
  • publisher Bloomsbury YA (3. Dezember 2015)

She is the greatest assassin her world has ever known.
But where will her conscience, and her heart, lead her?

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 willing to fight for? Source

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