Ok, Crown of Midnight – just wow! The Crown of Midnight is the second book in the Throne of Glass series. Sarah J Maas is an American Fantasy writer and the Throne of Glass series is internationally adored. Read on for my review of the second book in this thrilling fantasy series.
I thought that this review would be a spoilery mess but I’ve tried really hard to avoid any. I’m going to put a spoiler warning here anyway.
The Crown of Midnight Review
In Throne Of Glass, Celaena won the contest and became is champion. Of course, she’s still not loyal and knows the king is evil. She keeps up the impression of loyalty but this becomes very difficult when she discovers she’s not the only one seeking revenge. Her closest relationships all suffer as a result.
The characters –
Celaena my queen! Celeana was the definition of a badass queen right from the very start of Throne of Glass. She is the highlight of the book. Crown of Midnight sees her being tested much more in comparison to Throne of Glass. She starts to learn what it truly means to become an assassin. There is so much more drama, and Celaena gets so much more character development. Celeana is morally grey and Maas lets her make mistakes – this is part of what makes her so instantly likeable.
All the characters are developed very well in this book. Prince Dorian genuinely surprises you multiple times and I appreciated him much more.
Princess Nehemia – at one point I shed a few tears. Nehemia is such fantastic support to Celaena and is everything a friend ought to be. She is willing to sacrifice so much for her country, her friends and her people.
The pace in this book was spot on. It made it impossible for me to put the book down. The plot twists make you feel like there was a surprise around every corner and you never know what to expect. The book was action-packed and there are so many shocking revelations. It’s a real page turner.
The world-building was fantastic. You hear and learn so much more about Erilea in this book. It was really nice to hear about the world outside of the palace walls. I personally really enjoy Sarah J Maas’ writing style when she is world-building and it makes it really easy to take in for me.
Overall I would 1000% recommend this book. I enjoyed this so much more than the first book in the series and it definitely stepped things up for me. I’m really excited to read the next book in the series now.
If you enjoyed this review you might enjoy this Throne of Glass review