*I received this book as a review copy from Bloomsbury for a honest review in return. Thank you *
Crown of Midnight was a wave of emotions. The feels killed me and to be honest I can't really explain this novel in just a few paragraphs. I was worried that Crown of Midnight might suffer the second book syndrome but Crown of Midnight was even better then Throne of Glass. When reading Throne of Glass it took me a while to get into, (but once I did, I was hooked) but when I began the sequel I was hooked from the get go.
Crown of Midnight shows a more in depth, grittier, assassin like side of Celaena. All the scars from her past came to surface and she was a lot darker. Saying this I really enjoyed seeing this side of her because it allowed me as a reader to connect with both her arrogant, flirty and brave side but her also her vulnerable side. And I found this to be a lot more realistic.
Once again I was drawn to the fantasy aspect of this novel. It gets creepier and creepier. Crown of Midnight had sad moments, action packed moments, jaw dropping moments and swoon worthy moments. Let's just say that this book is for Chaol fans and thank god for that. *FEELS OVERLOAD*.
The world building in Crown of Midnight is spot on. I was drawn in from page one and my mind didn’t want to be anywhere else. As I mentioned, the pacing in Crown of Midnight is fantastic. I hate slow paced novels and this one had the right mix of everything to keep me on my toes and no boring parts were to be found. I gobbled it up in a day and was left with a major book hangover once I’d finished it.
All though this novel was awesome I felt that the ending just kinda hit me. A big reveal happened literally on the last page and it was a OMG WHAAA I CANT EVEN BELIEVE *FEELS OVERLOAD* moment but it felt rushed to me. It wasn’t lead into, it just happened and threw me a bit. I was then like ‘Sarah why must you mess with my emotions? Talk about cliffhanger’.
But I think everything was turned up a notch in the sequel and was done perfectly so. The hinted romance took a bigger part, there were more feels, more sadness, more action and more scary weird creatures. Crown of Midnight just made my love for the series turn up a notch too. I REALLY enjoyed Throne of Glass and I would have been happy if it was of the same standard, but instead Maas delivered so much more and knocked my socks off. It’s a really gripping series that has something for everyone and I can see a lot of people loving it as well. So basically if you are like me who was hesitant and nervous to begin this series.... Just pick it up.