viernes, 28 de agosto de 2015

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas

Title: Crown of Midnight

Author: Sarah J Maas
Published: August 27th, 2013 by Bloomsbury USA Children.
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.

My Musings

I must admit it took me a while to get into this book, I read the first one over a year ago and didn't think a re-read should be necessary since most books have like a recap of where we left off but I found myself confused a lot during the beginning of this book. Too many names of people and places to keep track of which annoyed me, to be honest. 

Celaena Sardothien made me roll my eyes a lot during this book. She is such a contradiction, sometimes just ridiculous, irrational. She made such a big deal out of the fact that Chaol cared for her safety. It wasn't because he thought she was weak or something, but he just cared because that's what happens when someone loves you or has a place for you in their heart. I also thought she was very reckless, like she didn't have a sense of self preservation, most of the time she made decisions based on her emotions and that cost her well being. That said, I do admire her for being so brave, I really can't imagine me doing half of the things she does, and most of the time she is on her own so I do acknowledge that it takes guts to be Celaena Sardothien. 

I can't believe I ever shipped her with Dorian, oh please punish me. The cuteness between those two is off the charts, (I am having trouble taking about this because I have read Heir of Fire already soooo yeah, you know what I mean) their connection was so perfect. The concert part was proof of this, they didn't even need words to convey what they were feeling, touches and words were enough. Chaol getting her chocolate cake, my god that was so cute. Where's my Chaol. I loved that when he was with her he left his guard down, I love to see that in different characters. The romance in Crown of Midnight is definitely great, so that is a plus. 

I very much enjoyed the variety of points of view, and I also loved that these books are written in third person because there is so much more that can be expressed with it rather than with the first person. The plot is really good too. The reader is always finding out new things about the story and its characters so it never gets dull, in fact there are SO many OMG moments I could write for hours but that would include many many more spoilers than the ones I already included here *hides*.

I really enjoyed the way Dorian and Celaena's relationship progressed. I'm glad they were mature enough to stay in each others' lives. By the way, the ending of the book is filled with action and the couple last pages are a massive "OMG someone hold me". You want to start the next book right away, which is what I did.

What did you think of it? Do you agree with my opinions on Celaena's personality? What about Chaol? Tell me everything, please!

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