BookFlix Friday (11) — Crown of Midnight

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BookFlix Friday is a meme started by David Etkin of {Eat the Book} where we post book trailers that we plan to share with our students to get them reading.

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2)

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?(Goodreads summary)

Book Trailer

My Thoughts


I shared this title in my Waiting on Wednesday post this week, and I had to share the trailer today because I think it’s one that will really grab the attention of my students. I mentioned in my WoW post that I think the anime-ish quality of the cover will entice more of my male readers to pick up the series, and I think that the trailer only helps that cause.

I had a student last year who always wanted title suggestions for books with “action, stealth, and a warrior’s heart,” and I think this year I will start him out with this series!

My only complaint about the trailer are the blurbs. My students don’t really care if a book received a starred Kirkus review, and even if they did, the blurbs move too quickly for them to read it. I would rather see that time used to talk more about the book and drawing us in to the story. Just my 2 cents!

What do you think of the trailer? Does it make you want to read the book? Would you share this with your students?

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