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Summary

Bloomsbury presents Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas, read by Elizabeth Evans.

The action-packed, heart-wrenching and fantastically addictive sequel to Sarah J. Maas's epic YA fantasy debut Throne of Glass

Eighteen-year-old Celaena Sardothien is bold, daring and beautiful - the perfect seductress and the greatest assassin her world has ever known. But though she won the king’s contest and became his champion, Celaena has been granted neither her liberty nor the freedom to follow her heart. Celaena faces a choice that is tearing her to pieces: kill in cold blood for a man she hates or risk sentencing those she loves to death. Celaena must decide what she will fight for: survival, love or the future of a kingdom. Because an assassin cannot have it all.... And trying to may just destroy her.

©2013 Sarah J. Maas (P)2021 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

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Better than the first one

This review is for the people that didn't really like first book, but are willing to give the series next try.
There is improvement. As story is still predictable, it didn't bother me so much in this book. Characters are less annoying, maybe with exception of captain of the guard, who I still hate. We learn more about the king and his intrigue, which is fairly good story, and saves some (insufferable then) installments from first book.
I grew to like main character. I just wish she wasn't so praised by everyone around, but oh well... young author common habit to do that.
The best part of this book, is that by the end it changes Celenas environment. She is leaving castle and two dorsk behind, hopefully for good, and for the first time I fairly don't know what happens next. Finally!
With all the flaws it is still not bad entertainment.
I will try third book, to see if it gets better. Will post review about how it went.

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Everything I hoped it would be and more!

After reading the first book I didn't expect it could get any better but I surprisingly loved the second one even more.

It has to be said that Elizabeth Evans is a fantastic narrator.

Sarah J Maas is a Queen, her writing takes you to worlds that you only dream to be able to imagine.

Lets just say I'm obsessed with the series...on to the next.

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pretty good entertainment.

I like the story and the concept .
The biggest drawback is the main characters bouncing between beeing helpless like a damsel in distress to invincible badass .

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Brilliant

Typical brilliance of one of my favourite authors. The voice actor has managed to capture me throughout and made it enjoyable to listen to.

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Longer than it needed to be

A bit inconsistent. Liked bits of it, found it got better towards the end. Some of the characters are annoying.

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This was a ride

This book was great, I read the first one and I was instantly hooked. This one, though, was somehow better than the last one and it's led so well into the next book. So much happened, there was a lot of character development and I really enjoyed the story. I was a bit thrown by the change in character voices a whole book in but I noticed this version was published this year and my throne of glass audiobook is from 2014 or something. I did wonder if that had something to do with the huge change in every character voice but Caleana (forgive my spelling this is an audiobook after all!) I'm hoping as the rest of the audiobooks are from the original publisher date there won't be another inconsistency. If there is I'm going have to try and find an older publication because it may drive me nuts having one book from 2021 with a different narration style! Either way these are great books so far and I'm pretty much trying to find any excuse to binge listen to them (I've even taken up embroidery and I'm 24 😂)

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Brilliant

Loved this book and already downloaded the next. This is amazing you actually feel like you know her and are working with her.

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A spectacular story

The series keeps ramping up the stakes and the story ever deepens. I am so hooked and purchasing the next one immediately.

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Woah

The end? What on earth just happend, miss maas whatchu doing? I can't even process this. Jeez.

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adventurous and thrilling

loved it and i cant wait to start the third book😍
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Wow it’s starting to heat up

After reading the ACOTAR series I found it hard to initially get into TOG since I started it a day after finishing ACOTAR and it just felt like it couldn’t compare, but after finishing the first book and then this book I’m hooked - super different to ACOTAR but still same style of writing and brilliant female character. Sometimes hard to separate the different regions since they all have strange names I think it might be clearer if you were reading vs listening or maybe I’m just dumb lmao but it’s worth sticking to the series what an ending!!!

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  • 10-10-21

Thrilling

Story was great and emotionally deep. Very thrilling.
I just love the narrator. Imagination at best.