I’m back with the sequel of Throne of Glass: Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas. Let’s start with one of the major pluses of this book: the cover! All red and the back is impressive as well. Telaxi and Shutterstock are some hell of designers. Hats off to them!
The story is developing well in this second instalment as secrets and plots and plans are unveiled. I love the magical aspect of the book as well as the fighting parts. Celaena is a ruthless fighter and one can but dream to have the kind of strength she possesses. That being said, the detective part of the novel, while the main character tries to decipher what the hell is happening, is a tad bit long. I figured out a riddle right away while it took her a hundred pages to understand it. I just want to say that some mysteries are too obvious to be kept interesting for so long.
In any case, the characters’ development is well done. And some twists and turns are truly surprising. Celeana’s relationship with a Choal is a pure delight. Nehemia is a great character. And Dorian has his moments of glory as well. Even the king begins to be interesting.
In 404 pages, the novel holds its ground.
I’m really excited to sink my teeth in #3 of the series, namely Heir Of Fire in which Celeana (and me) will discover another continent where magic still exists.
I rated Crown of Midnight 4.2*/5