So, I received an ARC of Queen of Shadows, the fourth book of the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas. The only problem, I hadn’t read the previous two books in the series. Well now I get to marathon them, and that’s pretty awesome.
As with most of my reviews of sequels this will be fairly short as I don’t like to give spoilers of any books in the series.
Crown of Midnight is the second book in the Throne of Glass series, a series about Celaena, a bad ass assassin who works for the evil king who rules over a fantasy kingdom caled Adarlan. Sarah J. Maas is quickly becoming one of my favourite authors. I did enjoy Throne of Glass, the first book in the series, but I thought Crown of Midnight was even better.
This series is the perfect blend of plot- and character-driven story. Face-paced action mixed with perfectly constructed characters? Yes please!
Celaena is just so likeable. She’s a ferociously deadly assassin who loves swords and daggers, as well as pretty dresses, candy, and puppies. She’s hilarious and adorable.
We also see a lot more of the darker side of Celaena in this book as well and I have to say, I LOVE dark Celaena. Dark Celaena is my favourite. She is just so frickin bad ass. She’s amazing.
Although starting a wee bit slow for my tastes, once this book speeds up about 40% of the way through, it doesn’t slow back down. I was unable to put this book down once I was in.
I think the absolute highlight of this book for me, although only a very small part of this book was our introduction to a new species in Erilea, the witches. Sarah J. Maas has created this amazing and terrifying new vision of witches and they are dark and sharp-toothed and I absolutely can’t wait for more of these in the next couple of books. I actually would like an entire book (or even series) based on the Witch Wars. Please and thank you, Sarah J. Maas?
So if you like YA fantasy, you absolutely can’t go past this series. It is purely a must read.
I rate it 5/5 stars.