Title: Crown of Midnight
Series: Throne of Glass
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy
Publication Date: August 27th, 201e
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s
Crown of Midnight is the second book in the Throne of Glass series—if you didn’t know that I’m not sure where you’ve been for like the last five years—if you have not read the first book this review will include spoilers. You can read my review of the first book here.
I loved Throne of Glass when I read it this past summer—aka forever ago. But for some reason, I could not pick up Crown of Midnight. I mean, it has literally been on my to-be-read list every month this year. I gave all the excuses, including: it’s going to be good, and then I’m going to want to read the next book, and then the next book, and I don’t have time for that—really, not reading it because it’s going to be too good?
But, I recently forced myself to start it—if just to avoid the shame of putting it on another TBR—and I was right, it is good. Phenomenal actually, so much so that I’m mad at myself for not reading it sooner—but also kind of glad because the series isn’t finished and we’re going to be waiting like forever for the next two books.
Anyway, Crown of Midnight kind of has the makings of a filler book: nothing huge happens plot wise, no real rising or falling action. Mainly, Celaena is navigating her relationships at the castle and uncovering some new and dangerous information—which was hinted at in the first book. Still, while it has all the components of a filler book, it doesn’t feel like one. I was strapped in and along for the ride the whole time, not wanting to get off even if I could. I could literally spend all day with this cast of characters. Continue reading