by Sarah J. Maas
YA High Fantasy
Published: August 27th 2013
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?
Perfection!!! I always get nervous when reading the 2nd book of a series... but Crown of Midnight delivered! I really feel bad for Celaena. She is on her way to winning her freedom, but of course the *&@*$&% king does not make it easy for her with his assignments and threats.
So much happens in this book that I don't even know where to begin. We delve into the magical mystery even more in this one, and it is fascinating. Also... CHAOL!!! Oh yes, there was more Chaol... and FINALLY some Chaol and Celaena. We don't really see much of Dorian, which I'm not sad about. He was not a favorite character and I didn't miss him. There was so much more going on to focus on.
Even with some of the horrible that happened, I look forward to getting my hands on the next book. I cannot wait to see where the story will take us and Celaena. Why do I have to wait????