Hello everyone! I just finished reading this gem and I thought I’de share my thoughts! Here we go 🙂
Summary: From the throne of glass rules a king with a fist of iron and a soul as black as pitch. Assassin Celaena Sardothien won a brutal contest to become his Champion.Keeping up the deadly charade becomes increasingly difficult when Celaena realizes she is not the only one seeking justice.
Then one terrible night, the secrets they have all been keeping lead to an unspeakable tragedy. As Celaena’s world shatters, she will be forced to give up the very thing most precious to her and decide once and for all where her true loyalties lie… and whom she is ultimately willing to fight for. (Goodreads)
Rating: 4 SPECTACULAR STARS
WOW THIS WAS SPECTACULAR.
Incredibly better than the first book. This book was a rollercoster of emotions: joy, fear, pain, stress. Incredibly well-written and well-thought. The plot is out-of-this-world. Sarah J. Maas has such a unique way of telling stories and keeping the reader hooked until the very end. I adored it!!
I loved how the author broke the “love triangle” while still somehow maintaining it. Chaol and Celeana’s relationship did not feel rushed; on the contrary, it was believable and complex – just like them. I loved how Celeana and Dorian’s relationship shifted but still remained full of love, tenderness and respect.
Also honorable mention to Celeana for entering my favourite female characters ever. “Badass” doesn’t even begin to cover it. She’s strong, honest, vulnerable, passionate and caring. She feels things deeply and is much more vulnerable than she lets on. I love her!
This book contains exactly what I’ve been missing with the first book. That suspense, that sense of danger and that final revelation. Not to brag here but I kind of saw it coming; however it was incredibly well-thought. I love how reading a Sarah J. Maas book feels like reading a detective book: she leaves all of these clues that both the characters as well as the readers have to figure out.
Sarah J. Maas has an ability to create credible and amazing character development. It allows for the characters to change as well as still keeping that essence that makes them who they are.
I’m really excited about Dorian having magic and how that will impact the plot later.
My heart hurts over the death of a certain character but Chapter 25 was only a page-long and it contains all the secrets of that sacrifice.
Fantastic book. I’m really blown away by it!
Hope you liked my review! Have you read the book? What did you think? Let me know in the comments 🙂