Rating : ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Book two down and finished. It was even better than the first and I’m shocking the hell out of myself to say that if this series continues on at the rate that it’s going, it might overtake ACoTaR as my favorite Sarah J Maas series, but I won’t get too hasty.
Everything is here, intrigue, friendships, pain, betrayal. There’s so much happening that just made me smile. Celaena being a badass and the reveal that I had been waiting for happened, even though I knew it through memes and people talking about her. I think it’s a fairly well known plot point for those that follow any of the series.
I’m really excited to read Heir of Fire next, but I’m not sure if I’m going to take a break from the series before diving into Heir of Fire because that lovely tome is over 500 pages. I was also sad to realize that my copy of Heir of Fire is a bit mangled, I hadn’t known until now but it’s still readable.
Anyway, something has come to my attention and I’m really wondering if it’s me reading too much into things because inspiration is a thing in the writing community. Throne of Glass and Crown of Midnight came out before Nevernight. Celaena does bare some resemblance in her cockiness to Mia Corvere and there are other elements that strike me as similar. I love Jay Kristoff, he’s one of my favorite authors along with Sarah J Maas and I don’t know if he had ever listed Throne of Glass as any influence, but there are as I say, similarities. Including in this book the “Never Forgive, Never Forget” which is a tiny hop from Never Flinch, Never Fear, Never Forget. Plus I know that Jay Kristoff does like to pepper his works with altered lyrics from some of his favorite musicians.
Still, it makes sense why I like both of these series so much either way.