let’s do this – “crown of midnight” by sarah j. maas

hi fellow bookoholics! ❤ do you know what time it is? that’s right! it’s time to continue with the “throne of glass” series by sarah. j. maas! whoooop whooop!! 🙂

the wonderful and amazing darque dreamer over @darque dreamer reads and i started a readalong for the first book back in august and we made a blog event out of it. and it was SO. MUCH. FUN!!!! ❤ so of course we wanted to read the rest of the series together. now it’s time to continue and as of today, we will  be reading “crown of midnight”, the second book in the series. i bought the hardcover edition, because i just love those hardcovers and i want to own them all.




this time we have a special guest joining our readalong and i couldn’t be more happy about it. my girl kathy over @books & munches is joining us, yay!!!  i hope she’ll be having a lot of fun with us and i can’t wait for the discussions with those girls. ❤


here’s a short synopsis of “throne of glass”, if you haven’t read the book:

throne of glass” is about 18 year old celaena, who was trained to be an assassin and ends up as a slave. she is freed by crown prince dorian to participate in a competition, where the winner becomes the new assassin of the royal family. celaena doesn’t think twice, because she wants her freedom. but with her being in that competition, things start to happen, that make her life complicated: friendships, feelings, killings, magic & mystery.



as last time, darque dreamer and i will be doing three blog posts with some q&a. this one with our expectations for “crown of midnight”. the second one will be up in the middle of the week for part 1 of the book and next sunday you can read our review and thoughts for the whole book. so watch out for that. and of course i will be linking all of darque dreamers posts, as soon as they are up 🙂

so let’s start with our q&a. be aware, that we will be talking about book two in a series, so if you haven’t read book one, there will be spoilers!!!!

1.) What do you expect from “Crown of Midnight” in general?

darque dreamer: “I am expecting more of everything in general. I expect more violence, more action, more magic, more of the love triangle, and more of the political aspects with Nehemia.”

coffeeloving_bookoholic: “first of all i expect it to be as much fun as “throne of glass”. i was laughing a lot during the first book and i hope this will stay during the second book. but i also expect to get more information about the magic part and also some interesting scenes, since celaena is the king’s new champion now. i also hope the writing will be as good and the change of the perspectives as smooth as in book one.”

2.) What do you think is going to happen, now that Celeana is the new assassin for the royal family?

darque dreamer: “I think Celeana is going to be sent on a very immoral mission that will have her questioning her decision to stay.”

coffeeloving_bookoholic: “i am not sure, that she will be able to do her job. i mean, yes, she killed people before, but i also think, that she will have problems, doing the job for the king. i know she hates him and doing such a cruel job, will be very problematic for her. and i am not sure, that she has it in her. i am really excited to find out, how she will behave in her new role. i don’t think she has it in her to just kill, because the kings wants it to.”

3.) What are your thoughts on the love triangle? Do you think, that Celaena will make a choice in “Crown of Midnight”?

darque dreamer: “I don’t think Celeana will make a choice in this book. I think it will drag on at least to book 3 of 4.”

coffeeloving_bookoholic: “i reeeeeeeeeally hope, that she will make a choice, because i don’t want to be torn between dorian and chaol. i don’t want their hearts to break, and neither mine. but i have to agree with darque dreamer. i think it will drag on and take more time. and i don’t know, if i can do this.”



darque dreamer also asked me some questions, so head over to her blog to see my answers and discuss with us. also, if you want to read with us, just tell us in the comments. we’d be happy to have many people joining us 🙂

11 thoughts on “let’s do this – “crown of midnight” by sarah j. maas

  1. I JUST finished Looking for Alaska, so I’m going to dive into this one next, whoooo! FINALLY.

    Also, I seriously hope we’ll be done with tearing ourselves in half over Dorian and Chaol because my poor heart won’t be able to handle three books of whiplashes.. And changing my mind.. All the freaking time..
    I’m convinced that Celaena herself will be torn over her new status though. She changed a lot during Throne of Glass, so I’m honestly wondering whether she’ll still be able to fulfill such cold-blooded tasks?!

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