by Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne of Glass #2
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Publication Date: August 15th 2013 Pages: 418
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"A line that should never be crossed is about to be breached.
It puts this entire castle in jeopardy—and the life of your friend."
From the throne of glass rules a king with a fist of iron and a soul as black as pitch. Assassin Celaena Sardothien won a brutal contest to become his Champion. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown. She hides her secret vigilantly; she knows that the man she serves is bent on evil.
Keeping up the deadly charade becomes increasingly difficult when Celaena realizes she is not the only one seeking justice. As she tries to untangle the mysteries buried deep within the glass castle, her closest relationships suffer. It seems no one is above questioning her allegiances—not the Crown Prince Dorian; not Chaol, the Captain of the Guard; not even her best friend, Nehemia, a foreign princess with a rebel heart.
Then one terrible night, the secrets they have all been keeping lead to an unspeakable tragedy. As Celaena's world shatters, she will be forced to give up the very thing most precious to her and decide once and for all where her true loyalties lie... and whom she is ultimately willing to fight for.
WOW! OH WOW! SARAH J. MAAS DOES IT AGAIN! I find it so difficult to write reviews for Sarah J. Maas because of how much I love her books. Because I don’t want to spoil anything for you guys, I will try to keep this review as short and general as possible.
Let me start off by saying that it’s been exactly a month since I read this book and I still can’t get over how good it was. I still remember every detail and every feeling from this book like when I finished reading it that night. The amount of love I feel for this series is just embarrassing… I mean not embarrassing cause I’m freaking proud of reading these books, but you know what I mean. Anyway, I love everything about this book. I thought the first one was amazing so I was kind of scared for the sequel cause if it wasn’t done properly this series could have taken a turn for the worst but I loved it and it was awesome, and everything went to s%!@ but it’s all good. I mean I’m not emotionally unstable or anything like that– pssshhh–not one bit. OKAY! MAYBE JUST A LITTLE BUT IT’S SO WORTH IT.
The characters, the plot, the world and just the whole book is done so wonderfully. I love the pace of Sarah J. Maas books and this one had just that.. this perfect, addictive, Sarah J. Maas pace that I can’t seem to get enough of. I honestly thought this series couldn’t get better but I was so wrong. FOR SO MANY REASONS! Let’s start with the fact that the characters have more depth and personality in this book compared to the first one. Just that fact alone makes me want to scream about how good this book is. The character development is great and the love or hate, in some cases, that I have for them just keeps growing. The plot keeps developing into something so captivating. And we learn more and more from this world with every page we read.
I strongly considered writing this whole review in caps just to emphasize my love for this book but I have some self controlled left in me. Anywaayyyy, if you are wondering yes I’m mentally screaming about how this book is. And NO I am not okay. As long as I’m reading this series, I will not be okay. AND NO! I AM NOT EMOTIONALLY READY FOR HEIR OF FIRE. I CANT! I JUST CANT.
OKAY! OKAY! I’m gonna sum this up and say, in the opinion of a fellow fantasy lover, you should read this book if you read Throne of Glass and you should read THRONE OF GLASS if you haven’t. It’s so good. Honestly.
“Why are you crying?”
“Because,” she whispered, her voice shaking, “you remind me of what the world ought to be. What the world can be.”
“But death was her curse and her gift, and death had been her good friend these long, long years.”
“To escape death, she’d become death.”
“But he had no idea what sort of darkness lurked inside her, or what sort of monster she was willing to become in order to make things right.”
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