Saturday 13 July 2013

Crown of Midnight

4 Stars/5

Thanks to Netgalley and Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (UK & ANZ) for giving me this book to review.

Celaena has won the competition and is now the King’s champion. However, she is not as loyal as even her friend’s think, as she is sparing instead of killing the people the king has ordered. Now her next task is harder than the others as firstly it is in Rifthold right under the king’s nose and second is that the target is an old friend of hers called Archer. On top of this she has to figure out the secrets of the wyrdmarks, Elena’s mysterious riddles and her growing feelings for one of her friends.

Crown of Midnight is the really good second book in the Glass series, which has an increased suspense, romance and storyline.  However, while there was a few interesting plot twists most of the story was a bit predictable, especially the one at the end.

I got really annoyed with Celaena in this book as she gets very angry with a certain character for not telling her something but she keeps more secrets than all the other characters which makes her come across as a big hypocrite. However, I do like Dorian, Chaol and Nehemia as their characters really develop and became their own people. I especially like Chaol as we get to see his softer side and how loyal he is. I also like the new character Mort as he is the only one who stands up to Celaena and does not treat her as anything special.

While it seems that I did not like this book, I actually really enjoyed it and can’t wait to see what happens in the next novel. I would recommend this book to people who liked Throne of Glass, the first book.

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