Celaena 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 Timesbest-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.
This book was more of a slow burn compared to the other two books. It took me some time to get adjusted to that because the other books were so action paced and fast paced right from the start. The paced seemed slow, but it was still extremely interesting. Once I reached about the 200 page mark, I felt like the pace picked up and I quickly devoured the rest of the book.
What made this book so interesting was that Sarah dived into the Fae world a lot more, and I really enjoyed getting to learn more about the Fae, their magic, and their history.
Another aspected I really liked in this book was the fact that there were a lot of new characters. Sarah did a wonderful job of creating a whole set of new characters that I became very fond of, especially Rowan.....
Looks aside, I think Rowan might be my favorite character in the series now. I found myself so intrigued by his character, and I wanted to learn more and more about him. His friendship with Celaena was so heart warming. Both Rowan and Celaena grew a lot in this book, and a majority of the growth was because of their relationship. I cannot wait to see them kick butt together and be best friends forever. Also, I would like to volunteer to be Rowan's mate.
Celaena was absolutely amazing in this book. She was just as snarky and awesome as ever, but she had so much character growth. This book really delved into her past, and I loved seeing Celaena's shell slowly peel back. Celaena seemed so much more relatable and human even though she was channeling more of her fae powers. Celaena kicked major booty in this book, and those scenes were epic. I cannot wait to see what she accomplishes in the next book.
Chaol and Dorian were still prominent characters in the story, much to my delight. I really like the direction Sarah is taking with Chaol and Dorian. I cannot wait to see what will happen with them in the book!
When it comes to the romance, I am honestly kind of just over it. I still want romance in this book, but just want the love triangle to die. I am tired of the angst building because of the romance in this book. I want Celaena, Chaol, and Dorian to all find love. I don't care who it is with, I just want to see everyone happy and in a cute relationship. Then they can all kick butt together and save the world. I am still on the fence as to which "team" I am in this series. I think Celaena would be great with either of the guys. Whoever she doesn't end up with, I hope they still get a happy ending.
So, I want the romance, I just don't want the angst and heart break. Sarah, could you do that for me?
THE ENDING OF THIS BOOK WAS BRILLIANT.
I NEED THE NEXT BOOK ASAP.
5 / 5 Fangs