Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Release Date: September 2, 2014
Series: Throne of Glass #3
Calaena 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. Will Celaena find the strength to not only fight her inner demons, but to take on the evil that is about to be unleashed?
The bestselling series that has captured readers all over the world reaches new heights in this sequel to the New York Times best-selling Crown of Midnight. Packed with heart-pounding action, fierce new characters, and swoon-worthy romance, this third book will enthrall readers from start to finish.
I have been absolutely flying through this series. I originally picked up the first book a few years ago, though only recently got around to reading Crown of Midnight and just couldn’t put the series down. I have my roommate to thank for that–she finally started reading the series and got me interested in them all over again.
I think the best thing about this book was all of the history we get surrounding Celaena’s past. We finally get to figure out what happened to her all those years ago. Plus, there’s the introduction of these new, awesome characters!
I don’t think I enjoyed this book as much as Crown of Midnight or even Throne of Glass for that matter. They were very different compared to this one, yet I still found this one enjoyable. We finally get to meet Rowan, who is a fae prince. I knew as soon as I met him that I was going to like him, because everyone in the fandom literally always raves about him!
This book also comes with the introduction of Manon who is the heir to Blackbeak coven. I originally wasn’t the biggest fan of her, but the more I read about her/through her perspective, the more she grew on me. She reminds me a lot of Celaena, as they’re both ferocious, badass female characters.
I will say that I am still a hardcore Dorian/Celaena fan. I ship them so hard. However, I’m starting to think I wouldn’t mind Dorian with someone else too…