This book took me 3 days to read…I also worked 9 to 5 on two of those days. Suffice to say that the second of the Throne of Glass series was good. I also committed a book blogging error (probably one of many that I have/will make)… I didn’t take any notes. Mainly due to how lost I was in the book. This review is therefore from what I can remember of the book.
Now that I have put my disclaimer I will say that this is yet another gushing review of a book by Sarah J Maas, and I am sure I will have a few more of them in the near future.
The first book Throne of Glass, which I recently reviewed had strong worldbuilding which has supported this book. The plot is strong and is supported by the strengthening understanding of the characters.
Celaena’s character continues to develop well as more and more of her history is revealed. I will admit I did guess part of the ending of this book but that was due to incredible foreshadowing in this book and it’s predesesor. All the characters histories are slowly becoming clearer and the interactions between them become more tense as this occurs.
Love and loss are explored in this book, and it is shown how people can react very differently to the same emotion. Celaena becomes violent when she is upset looking for someone to blame, then becomes despondent and deliberately allows sedatives to enter her system to prevent her feeling. Everyone can identify how they feel when a significant loss has occured some blank it out and others spend weeks upset. The characters all reacted differently and in ways you can relate to.
The book took me through a myriad of emotions, and I never wanted to put it down I am sure that I lost a few hours sleep telling myself I will just read the next chapter. Just the next one… and one day I was nearly late to work for the same reason.
I am going to follow suit with my rating for the first of this series and give it 5 stars.
Usually I would write a bit more in a reivew but… the next book is calling my name.
If you have read this let me know in the comments what you thought about it?