I found this book to be just as good as the first one. I loved how certain characters and relationships developed. I loved that there was more magic in this book and that there were more diversity in the characters that we got to see.
This book also shows more of Celaena as an assassin. In the first book it is talked about a lot but you don't really get to see her in action in real situations. There was more of that in this book and I loved it.
I am currently reading the Assassin's Blade which is a collection of the prequel novellas that accompany this series. I am hoping to enjoy this as much as the previous books.