Waiting on Wednesday is a meme, hosted by Breaking the Spine, dedicated to highlighting the books we are especially excited to read that haven’t been released yet, because publishers like torturing us instead.
Crown of Midnight, by Sarah J. Maas
Release Date: August 27th, 2013 by Bloomsbury Children
An assassin’s loyalties are always in doubt.
But her heart never wavers.
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. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown – a secret she hides from even her most intimate confidantes.
Keeping up the deadly charade—while pretending to do the king’s bidding—will test her in frightening new ways, especially when she’s given a task that could jeopardize everything she’s come to care for. And there are far more dangerous forces gathering on the horizon — forces that threaten to destroy her entire world, and will surely force Celaena to make a choice.
Where do the assassin’s loyalties lie, and who is she most willing to fight for?
So while I wasn’t the biggest fan of the first book, Throne of Glass, I’ve heard through several reviews that Crown of Midnight addresses a lot of the issues I had with the first book, and that Celaena, as an assassin, actually assassinates people. Yay! I just realized how morbid that last sentence was . . .