Friday, December 27, 2013

Fun Friday: Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
Book 2 in a series
5/5 stars
Forever Favorite
Recommended 16+
Read my review for Book 1, Throne of Glass

Dear Sarah,

Well, there is a lot to say right now.  A lot to say.  Since 98.798% of the time I'm too wordy for Twitter, and I still wanted to tell you personally how I felt, I decided to write you a letter.  Problem solved, right?  But no, there was still one more problem: I figured it'd be selfish of me to just email you this letter.  No, no, that wouldn't do, because I want the whole world to know how I feel, and I'm not about to be quiet about it.  So I'm writing you this letter and posting it for the world to see and read and feel with me.

I have a lot of feelings.

I think the most important thing for me to tell you is this: I love Chaol with the very essence of my being.  People may say I'm being overly dramatic or unrealistic or just plain dumb, but NO.  I am not.  I am totally rational.  I love him.  I probably sound like every other fangirl, so let me put it this way, writer to writer...  When I started reading ToG, I loved him.  Seriously from the second he was introduced.  And you of all people know how much I swooned over the "Get up!" makes me swoon even just thinking about it now.  But when I opened CoM...I realized something.  I love him...the same way I love my own characters.  It's a deep passion that I can honestly say I've never felt for any character other than my own...until now.  And I'm sure you know how that is.  Your own characters are like your own children.  So this is saying something.

Same goes for Celaena.  She had me wondering for a lot of ToG.  But whatever you did in just made my poor heart so anguished.  It was like I had written the words, carried out the death sentence (figuratively), myself.  And it was beautiful.

I'm really just amazed by this book.  Everything about it...I just can't say enough.  I'll try to keep it mellow, but mellow's not really an option right now.  I'm already excited just thinking about it.

After Chaol and Celaena, let's just say that my mind is still REELING from the cliffhanger/twist at the end.  When I say reeling I MEAN IT.  Okay?  Okay.  My friend, who's currently reading the copy of ToG that you signed at LATFOB, was talking about her thoughts on the book, and I literally just dropped my head in my hands and started making my famous moaning cow noises (don't ask) and felt a nervous break down coming on.  All I could say: "THE END OF BOOK TWOOOOO."

The conversation ended there.

Me, falling into my feelings:

(And everyone I know watching, confused.)

I also love what you've done with the side characters.  I love them all the same, good or evil.  They are all freaking fantastic and awesome and can I have them all?  Kthxbai.

I would also like to tell you what I think of your epic world building, expressed in .gif form -

If that doesn't accurately express how I feel, I don't know what will.  I feel like my eyes have been opened, and I understand so much - while also understanding that there's so much I have yet to understand.  Savvy?

What I'm trying to say is.... Crown of Midnight is beautiful.  Your world is beautiful.  Your characters are to die for...they have become my nearest and dearest.  Your writing is just beautiful and wonderful and everything I love.  You've broken my heart more than once, actually over and over and over again whenever I think about CoM, and it is the best kind of heartbreak.  It is the heartbreak of deepest emotion.

In a few words, "Well done, Sarah.  Well freaking done."

Much love and lots of hugs and "drift well" and all that,


  1. Kay @ It's a Book LifeDecember 27, 2013 at 5:23 PM

    Well freaking done indeed! I'm so glad a friend of mine introduced me to this series! We are lucky there are like five books in this series! I too LOVE Chaol. There is something about him that completely captured my heart. I pretty much want to say that I feel the exact same way as you do about this book! Great review!

  2. Ryebrynn Lyla Shveer CrossbladMay 30, 2015 at 5:06 PM

    This review = 100% truth.

  3. Basically. *cries forever*