Crown of Midnight - Sarah J. Maas

Crown of Midnight

By Sarah J. Maas

  • Release Date: 2013-08-27
  • Genre: Paranormal
Score: 4.5
From 2,589 Ratings


Never trust an assassin.

Celaena's story continues in this second book in the #1 bestselling Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas.

Celaena Sardothien won a brutal contest to become the King's Champion. But she is far from loyal to the crown. Though she goes to great lengths to hide her secret, her deadly charade becomes more difficult when she realizes she is not the only one seeking justice. Her search for answers ensnares those closest to her, and no one is safe from suspicion-not the Crown Prince Dorian; not Chaol, the Captain of the Guard; not even her best friend, Nehemia, a 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 decide once and for all where her true loyalties lie . . . and what she is willing to fight for.

The second book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series returns readers to a land destroyed by liars, where one woman's truth is the only thing that can save them all.


  • Could not put this book down!

    By Angi.B
    Why isn’t there a movie to this? It’s so good
  • Great story

    By caroll53
    Found it very enjoyable
  • Broke my heart

    By vpstuto
    Sj Maas is the best author Even with my broken heart!
  • Worth the read!

    By spicynanners
    I flew through this book. It kept me guessing with a lot of twists. I would recommend this to any YA reader.

    By Keen sign
    In love with this series. Can't wait to start the next one.
  • Very good read

    By Didi80'sgurl
    I enjoyed this book, personally I thought it drug a bit in the middle but soon redeemed itself! Her books always bring a tear at one point or another .
  • Crown of Midnight

    By PalatableDinner
    Not as good as the prequel and about as predictable as book 1 with the bonus of ending with a would-be cliff hanger, but still fluidly written. Could use more proofreading. While there’s only a few typos, there’s a couple of continuity errors i.e. shaft is silver here but gold in book 1. The wind was taken out of the ending because Elena straight up revealed the information at the end of book 1, so readers were left waiting for characters to play catch up for the entirety of the book. A lot of the story logic didn’t make sense to me. In this book, it is revealed that dresses in Erilea have pockets, so why did she ever need to shove knives down her bodice, much less commission special hair pins, when it’s easier to store them in her pockets and no one ever searches her for weapons? Why risk running into old faces at a ball when the study has a window for her to enter through? A lot of the character thought processes felt less organic and more conveniently written to get characters to go with the plot, i.e. forgetting the glowing rune on Celaena’s head that screamed magic in a land where magic guaranteed execution, which bounced between issues that also conveniently didn’t blow up while sitting on a shelf, i.e. cloaked library figure. Contraception as an afterthought is also alarming. The way the author portrays Nehemia as a “good woman” rather than the morally grey character that she is with her “the end justifies the means” mentality is problematic. I.e. martyrdom, bullying, and manipulation of allies to further your agenda is okay as long as your cause is noble at the very least sets a bad precedence, never mind the trauma she inflicted on Celaena. I’m also going to be that person who points out that it’s not possible for Celaena to unsheathe a broadsword from her back because the blade is longer than her arm. Also, when busting through a door, it’s the door or door frame that gives, not the lock, and for some reason the Captain of the Guard doesn’t know that kicking is the optimal method, but these are nitpicks.
  • Action, adventure, magic, murder & love

    By FrolicFae
    This book series has it all!
  • Honestly...?

    By Tam4Eva
    There is not denying that the plot in the book is riveting. SJM is a good writer. The only reasons this book has three stars is because a): I love Chaol and wish that they had continued their relationship. And b): NEHEMIA! Nooooooo! She was my fav character! That’s why this book has three stars
  • Ehhh pretty bad, not the worst book I've ever read but I'm sad I spent money on this :(

    By Lfdevyefgdsgfsrtdfx
    Idk man it's better than the first one I'll give SJM that but it still falls super flat in a lot of places. This book takes itself far too seriously for my liking and then it has the balls to fail at being a serious book bc SJM will try to incorporate comedic elements but it's never funny and adds absolutely nothing to the story. It's just not good, and I'm trying so hard to like this books series but I legit just can't rip in the chat.