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She is the greatest assassin her world has ever known.
But does she have the heart of a killer?

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. But Calaena is far from loyal to the crown. Keeping up the charade - while pretending to do the king's bidding - will test her skills in an entirely new way. And it certainly isn't the only point of confusion for the young girl. Because though she's made her choice between Dorian and Chaol, the ways of the heart are never simple...

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February 23rd, 2014
I LOVED this book! I really enjoyed Throne of Glass, but this one was even better! So good! It was a page turner with an epic conclusion that left me wanting to dive straight into the next in the series!
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February 5th, 2014
I found this a bit slow for the first, maybe 1/3 of the book but it started to slowly pick up around then and by the end it was much better. But the first book was definitely far better. I felt like there was more about the character and their relationships with each other in the first that was done well. This one seemed to miss it and wasn't actually loaded with other things to replace it. Things have definitely taken on a different turn in this book though, since the competition is over, there's more details on some things that were mentioned in the first and a lot more about the King and what he's up to. It is interesting, just look a long time to get to that point, this book is long and could have used some trimming in the beginning I feel. Not a lot was happening during that part and it took a long time for me to get through it, it dragged so much.
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January 31st, 2014
I really liked this book. I felt it answered some of my glaring questions for the first book but also ended on a fantastic note for the third book. I didn't give it a 5 star rating because I did find it was a bit slow in some places but overall was definitely a book that I would recommend to a friend. I'm really excited for the next book!
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January 29th, 2014
An excellent continuation of the series. But the ending! You might want to save yourself the agony of suspense and just wait for the next book so you can read them both together.
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January 28th, 2014
Absolutely fantastic. I was torn between wanting to read it in one sitting, and needing to put it down for a bit so I could get my heart rate back to normal.
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January 28th, 2014
This is a great follow-up to Throne of Glass. Full of action and mystery. Can't wait for the next one!
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January 28th, 2014
Crown of Midnight follows solidly on from the first book in this series, Throne of Glass. The author has made improvements to her writing style since her debut novel and crafted an engaging and more intricate plot. While the first half of this book goes at a steady pace, the latter is a roaring ride to the climax. Celaena has won a reprieve of her life, but at the price of being a tool for the king who destroyed her life. Her stance on what she is willing to do to survive is challenged as is her choices of what she is willing to sacrifice for the lives and well being of friends and strangers.
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January 25th, 2014
This book wants me to read more about Calaena, Chaol and Dorian and what will happen to them. I can't want for the next book to come out.
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January 25th, 2014
absolutely wonderful book it pulls you in from page one
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January 25th, 2014
amazing book I would recommend it to anyone from age 15 and up. not only did I really enjoy this novel but my father also enjoyed it. if your looking for adventure, mystery and a little romance this is a great choice.
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January 24th, 2014
A fantastic novel! Sarah J Maas has done a wonderful job in developing her characters. Both their faults and strengths make you care about them and make you hungry to find out what will happen next.
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January 23rd, 2014
Such an amazing second book! It was one of the best books I have ever read. The plot was perfect and heartbreaking and everything I love in a book and I can not wait for book three!
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January 23rd, 2014
This awesome book is a vast improvement over the first book of the series. The story in the first book was a bit formulaic and predictable so I was a bit hesitant about reading this one. They didn't end up being a concern at all. This book has great character development and the world being is very creative. I can't wait to read the next book in the series.
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January 23rd, 2014
This book leaves you with a quizzical look and a yearning for more. If you love high-fantasy , adventure, sarcasm and a kick ass time you will love Crown of Midnight.
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January 23rd, 2014
Excellent! I loved this book more than the first!
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January 23rd, 2014
I really enjoyed the book. It was better than the first. I love the characters. There personalities are so complex. I liked that we found out more about there families, it helped explain why they turned out the way they are as young adults. This book series is for the old and young. Can't wait for the next book. If you like drama, fantasy, magic and a little romance you'll enjoy this series.
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January 23rd, 2014
After I read this, I purchased the sequel and the 4 novellas that go with it. Can't wait for the next one. Lots of action, romance, plot twists ...
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January 23rd, 2014
Another great book by Sarah J Maas. Can't wait to see where Calaena's journey takes her next.
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January 23rd, 2014
Great story by such a young author. The story is beautifully told and the heroine in this case has to pretend she is something she isn't to be able to blend in with her world and do this without fully knowing if her actions will lead to her death or make her the outcast she feels like by the ones she cares for most. This is the second in the series and is an awesome read as is the first full novel and the novellas which give a load of the background and insight on how she came to be in the mines and how it has shaped her views in the first novel.
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January 22nd, 2014
Crown of Midnight was a wave of emotions. The feels killed me and to be honest I can't really explain this novel in just a few paragraphs. I was worried that Crown of Midnight might suffer the second book syndrome but Crown of Midnight was even better then Throne of Glass. When reading Throne of Glass it took me a while to get into, (but once I did, I was hooked) but when I began the sequel I was hooked from the get go. 
Crown of Midnight shows a more in depth, grittier, assassin like side of Celaena. All the scars from her past came to surface and she was a lot darker. Saying this I really enjoyed seeing this side of her because it allowed me as a reader to connect with both her arrogant, flirty and brave side but her also her vulnerable side. And I found this to be a lot more realistic. 
Once again I was drawn to the fantasy aspect of this novel. It gets creepier and creepier. Crown of Midnight had sad moments, action packed moments, jaw dropping moments and swoon worthy moments. Let's just say that this book is for Chaol fans and thank god for that. *FEELS OVERLOAD*. The world building in Crown of Midnight is spot on. I was drawn in from page one and my mind didn’t want to be anywhere else. As I mentioned, the pacing in Crown of Midnight is fantastic. I hate slow paced novels and this one had the right mix of everything to keep me on my toes and no boring parts were to be found. I gobbled it up in a day and was left with a major book hangover once I’d finished it. All though this novel was awesome I felt that the ending just kinda hit me. A big reveal happened literally on the last page and it was a OMG WHAAA I CANT EVEN BELIEVE *FEELS OVERLOAD* moment but it felt rushed to me. It wasn’t lead into, it just happened and threw me a bit. I was then like ‘Sarah why must you mess with my emotions? Talk about cliffhanger’. But I think everything was turned up a notch in the sequel and was done perfectly so. The hinted romance took a bigger part, there were more feels, more sadness, more action and more scary weird creatures. Crown of Midnight just made my love for the series turn up a notch too. I REALLY enjoyed Throne of Glass and I would have been happy if it was of the same standard, but instead Maas delivered so much more and knocked my socks off. It’s a really gripping series that has something for everyone and I can see a lot of people loving it as well. So basically if you are like me who was hesitant and nervous to begin this series.... Just pick it up.
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