Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

NO SPOILERS
 This is the second book in the Throne of Glass series. I was hoping that as a second book it wouldn't fall into classic 'second book' traps. It didn't. I was so excited. With every book this series seems to get better and more developed with more twist and history and backstories.
  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 loving how this story is developing. It will be interesting to see how things progress and how things turn out in the next book.
  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.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

NO SPOILERS

  I think it was the hype surrounding this book that made me a little cautious when reading it. I don't know what it was exactly that I was expecting because I had only heard the basics. It is about a girl called Celaena who is an assassin. 
  I was surprised (though I shouldn't have been) that I loved it so much. I wasn't expecting the magical elements which are subtle and effective, nor was I expecting the competition element to the plot which I also loved. I am glad that this is going to be a seven book series because I want to spend as much time with these characters as I can. 
  The basic plot follows an eighteen year old girl called Celaena who is the most notorious assassin there is. Before this book takes place she was betrayed and captured and sent to work in the salt mines where most die. After a year there she is taken out by the Captain of the Guard, Chaol and the Crown Prince Dorian and given the option to fight for her freedom in the King's competition as Dorian's champion. 
  Celaena must pass tests and fight in order to gain her freedom but when other champions start being brutally murdered things start to get really interesting. 

   There was definitely more to this book plot-wise than I was expecting. I also loved the characters. I don't know if there was a single one that I had issues with. They worked very well together and the dialogue was witty and funny.

  I gave this book 5 stars. I am excited to continue on with this series- which I already have, I just started Crown of Midnight which is the second book. Excitement much??