Mini Re-review of Crown of Midnight | Sarah J. Maas

I’ve already written a full review of Crown of Midnight, which you can view here, but I thought I’d take a moment to highlight my highs and lows of the book following my reread. Most of my opinions remain the same, so this will be a real quick review!

Crown of Midnight | Sarah J. Maas

Book Specs

Series: Throne of Glass (#2)

Paperback: 418 pgs

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Publication Date: September 2, 2014

Synopsis: See Here

The Highs

  • The rise of a fearsome, dangerous assassin named Celaena Sardothien
  • The slow, but careful investigation into the King of Adarlan’s schemes
  • Intriguing mysteries and enjoyable action sequences
  • Chaol and Dorian’s character development
  • Improvement in writing quality and strong story structure
  • Evocative and shattering moments
  • Deeper exploration of the Wyrdmarks, Wyrdkeys, and magic in general

The Lows

  • Writing quality (still not impressive; plagued by repetition and unimaginative diction and descriptions)
  • Overuse of the word “no” at the beginning of sentences and after hyphens for dramatic effect
  • Celaena’s incessant “hissing” and “snarling”
  • The so-called “friendship” between Celaena and Nehemia –> had few scenes together and the few that they were in, the two often argued
  • The careless treatment of Nehemia, the only POC in the series, so far

MY RATING: 4 out of 5 Stars

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