The short: 3/5 ✦. The penultimate book of the Throne of Glass series, and it feels like it.
The short: 3.5/5 ✦. A bit of a (lengthy) backward step from the previous book, and too much fluff in an otherwise action-packed, fast-paced novel.
The short: 3.5/5 ✦. A fine installment of the Throne of Glass series, including more in-depth character development, plot advancement, and an all-new set of questions.
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 short: 3/5 ✦. A collection of five connected yet self-contained short stories that actually develop the main character (mostly).
The short: 2/5 ✦. The main character is clearly in the wrong story, and the plot only survives due to a tenuous degree of suspense.