Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas is the flawless sequel to the Throne of Glass series. This book has easily become one of my favorite books and after finishing it this morning it took most of my will power to keep from re-reading it right then and there. Maas’ character Celaena is strong, broken and beautiful. She gets into heaps of trouble, ruthlessly assassinates multitudes of people who stand in her way, and falls in love. In this book we find out who Celaena really is and that magic is blooming again in the kingdom of Adarlan.
If you were to mix Tamora Pierce’s Alanna series and Kristen Cashore’s Graceling series together, and add in an assassin you get this series. In other words…it’s fantastic! Also, Maas’ Throne of Glass Novellas, if you haven’t already read them, which focus on Celaena’s life before the series starts has come out in a hard back collection titled The Assassin’s Blade which are just as enthralling.