My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Synopsis: 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. The slavery of the suffocating salt mines of Endovier that scarred her past is nothing compared to a life bound to her darkest enemy, a king whose rule is so dark and evil it is near impossible to defy. Celaena faces a choice that is tearing her heart 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. (Amazon, Crown of Midnight Kindle Edition)
This book is: my least favourite book (excluding the novellas) in this series (I’ve read books 1-5 + novellas 0.1-0.5). Even so, this is a fantastic book. The only reason I’m giving it 3 (3.5) stars of 5, is because it isn’t my personal favourite.
The plot is: perfect as it is. However, I would change a few bits and pieces, here and there, but only because of personal preferences, and not because the story would be better. On the contrary, I think how this plot is told is one of the best versions it could have been told/written.
The beginning is: great, if a bit slow.
The middle is: intriguing.
The crescendo is: heartwrenching.
The finish/ending is: exciting.
The characters are: fabulous!
The worldbuilding is: amazing.
The language is: spot on.
Would I recommend this book? Yes/no? Why/why not? Yes! Yes! Yes! More so because the series as a whole (or at least books 1-5) is superb, not perhaps for this book in particular.
– Sofia Sundfors