Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas was even better than the first installment of the Throne of Glass series. It has everything you could possibly hope for and has shifted the series into a direction that I am excited to follow. Now, since this is another book within a series, I will not go into too much detail about what happened. I do not want to give anything away from the first book. However, I will tell you it is a 5 out of 5 and you need to start reading this series. Here is my Five Things Wrap Up.
- The characters are starting to evolve
The characters are beginning to learn things about themselves and each other that they never thought possible. This was a great sequel that allowed for some further character development, and I cannot wait to read the next book to find out how the characters will deal with the new challenges they are being faced with.
- The plot has some direction now
The first book was more focused on the goal of winning the championship. Now, the group is focused on something that is bigger than all of them. It is exciting to see the bigger picture start to be painted for you in this book. Sarah J Maas reveals that she has much more in store for us. However, like the first book she leaves what will happen in the next book a blank canvas to paint something incredible on.
- It developed more into a fantastic fantasy novel that will keep you entertained
Crown of Midnight graduated from the pettiness of the first book and transformed into a nastier, bloodier, and more entertaining book. There is no longer the focus on the drama of winning the affections of the Crown Prince or winning the competition. There is now Celaena who is starting to realize who she is and what it really means to be Adarlan’s Assassin. Overall there is more action, twists, and betrayal. What is there not to love about this book?
- The love triangle is fixed
Like I said when I wrote the review for Throne of Glass there was a well-done love triangle. Not so much anymore, and I will not say who she chose in this novel. She makes it clear who she wants, and she does not give false hope to the one she does not choose. That is so important to me because both Chaol and Dorian are great characters, and it would not be fair to do that to one of them. However, there is still the possibility for her to change her mind. Thus, the triangle has not completely disappeared.
- Favorite aspect of this book
There was no “second book syndrome” and that was really important to me. I fell in love with the first book and I so glad I was not disappointed. There will be four more books in the series for me to read, and hopefully they remain this strong. PICK UP THE SERIES!
Read ya later!