Book Review: 'Crown of Midnight' (2013) - BlueAnteater.com

Book Review: “Crown of Midnight” (2013)

The short: 3.5 ✦. A vast improvement on the previous book, now that there’s fully developed characters, an action-driven plot, and shocking world-building.

The long: 

Okay, now things are gettin’ good.

Book Review: 'Crown of Midnight' (2013) - BlueAnteater.com

Which makes me wonder what the heck Throne of Glass‘s problem was. I mean, to be fair, there’s annoying love stuff in Crown of Midnight, too, which I’m still not a fan of.

But Celeana is much better. Thankfully.

There’s more action, too – we actually get to see outside the castle and meet new people. The world grows bigger and the characters develop. And yes, there’s a twist.

Book Review: 'Crown of Midnight' (2013) - BlueAnteater.com

There’s actually quite a lot of sudden plot turns and surprises in this book, which is enormously gratifying given how one-dimensional and predictable Throne of Glass was.

I’d like to keep this review spoiler-free (though it seems I’m one of the last few people to be reading this series!), hence why it’s so short. Suffice to say, this second novel is much better than the first, and I am actually now looking forward to reading the next book!

Book Review: 'Crown of Midnight' (2013) - BlueAnteater.com

Header image: Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas, published August 27th 2013 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens.

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3 thoughts on “Book Review: “Crown of Midnight” (2013)

    • The series (so far) is pretty good! The first one, ‘Throne of Glass,’ is a bit bland, but the collection of prequel short stories, ‘The Assassin’s Blade,’ was way better, and so even though it’s technically out of publication order, I would read those before ‘Crown of Midnight.’ =D

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