Crown of Midnight is an improvement on the Throne of Glass series. If you found the series’ first novel to be predictable, there is sure to be several events in the second novel that will surprise the most predictive of readers. In this way, the author’s writing is kept fast paced and exciting for readers who found some of the chapters in the first book boring. Celaena Sardothein remains her sarcastic and cunning self, even to the point of selfishness and arrogance, which some readers found in the first book to be annoying. However, readers are clued in on some of Celaena’s back story in Crown of Midnight which puts some points of her personality into perspective. Readers are not yet sure of the full story of her past, in the chapters devoted to her voice, Celaena tries to hide from and deny who she was before Endovier even from herself. For readers who were annoyed by Celaena’s attitude in the first novel, Crown of Midnight proves those personality traits have a deeper purpose. The depth and growth of Celaena’s character throughout Crown of Midnight proves that this novel is worth investing some reading time in.
Does it have a Young Adult label?: Yes, for violence, some strong language, and some sexual scenes.
Recommended if you like: Everything from Throne of Glass, Books in a Series, Romance, Rising Kingdoms, Partners in Crime, Rebellion, Conspiracies, Frenemies, Tragedy, Monsters
Favorite Quote: “The best lies were always mixed with truth.”