Author: Sarah J. Maas
Published: August 27th 2013, by Bloomsbury
Series: Thrones of Glass book #2
Genre: Fantasy, YA
An assassin’s loyalties are always in doubt.
But her heart never wavers.
After a year of hard labor in the Salt Mines of Endovier, eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien has won the king's contest to become the new royal assassin. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown – a secret she hides from even her most intimate confidantes.
Keeping up the deadly charade—while pretending to do the king's bidding—will test her in frightening new ways, especially when she's given a task that could jeopardize everything she's come to care for. And there are far more dangerous forces gathering on the horizon -- forces that threaten to destroy her entire world, and will surely force Celaena to make a choice.
Where do the assassin’s loyalties lie, and who is she most willing to fight for?
***THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NOT READ THE FIRST BOOK***
Whilst this book was really good, I didn’t enjoy it as much as I did with the first book. Click here to check out my review for that.
I think what made me dislike the book (just a tad bit in comparison to the first book) was the relationship between Celeana and Chaol. I reallyyyyyyy wanted something more to happen between her and Dorian, who is just a darling. But, yes I get it Celeana and Chaol have so much more in common. However, there was just something about Chaol that I didn’t like.
Oh but can we just pause and think about Dorian! I knew it!!! Ah, gosh I hope with this secret of his, he’ll be able to rule the kingdom in a better way than his father. I just love him. Oh and he needs to get a new love interest and one who will actually love him for who he is.
Aside from the romance department, the story line was good. It took to a whole different level in contrast to the first book. There’s a lot more for secrets, a lot more deaths (especially one in particular which makes Celeana go a bit coo coo when dealing with her loss) and a lot more danger for Celeana. These are trying times for her.
At the end of the book Celeana must come to deal with her new found ability and she gets send to another city just to do that. I wonder how she’ll cope in the next book.