Genre: YA High-Fantasy
Type: #3 in Throne of Glass Series
My Rating: 5/5
Synopsis: She was the heir of ash and fire, and she would bow to no one.
Celaena Sardothien has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak—but at an unspeakable cost. Now she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth...a truth about her heritage that could change her life—and her future—forever.
Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. To defeat them, Celaena must find the strength to not only fight her inner demons but to battle the evil that is about to be unleashed.
*This review may or may not be spoilery if you haven't read the first two books in the series. If you haven't read THIS book yet, continue reading*
O. M. G.
Yeah, yeah, by god this book was fantabulous. The book pretty much started where it had left off in crown of midnight. We find her in Wendlyn. The story had a couple different perspectives. There was Celaena in Wendlyn, the Ironteeth witches (!), and the palace people. And all the perspectives were awesome, but I love Celaena way too much, so I was always waiting impatiently for her part to come.
The story was building up once more. The tensions between various lands was obvious. The games played were woah! Maas incorporated new characters in the story very well. They didn't feel left out or anything and I have to say, I loved all of them. They were each unique and different. The character building in this novel went beyond the roof. A lot of character building happened. By the end of the novel, Celaena had changed a lot, she was determined and she had finally accepted that she was Aelin. We see Dorian and his magical powers. We see parts of what the king has been conspiring.
The plot line, I feel in this book was like the first one. We're back to the point where Maas needs to build a base before moving on. Throughout this book, we saw everybody as more or less dormant. Plans and whatnot. I feel that the next book will hold many surprises as Aelin and the King come face to face. I can sense a lot of excitement from the next book and I can't wait to read it!
Overall, when you read this book, I think you should go with that thought in mind that this is a novel creating a war. This is just the start. With that in mind, I take leave. Hope you pick this book up!