Ruthless is a contemporary thriller that reads fast and packs one hell of a punch. It’s definitely not a book for younger children because of the violent and dark nature of Ruth’s abduction.
I’ve never been a huge fan of mobsters, but trade swords for guns, and add a dash of magic, and I can get on board. Cloudburst Falls is open and proud of their pixies, ogres, and yes, even the lochness monster. A handful of powerful families have turned the town into a magical tourist attraction, and sure, a tourist might disappear occasionally, but business still booms.
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Release date: August 27, 2013
Genre: YA, High Fantasy
***Some how this review got lost in my blogging queue because I actually read Crown of Midnight months ago, and then wrote this review. I got a kick out of reading this review when I found it because I just finished book 5 and so many things have changed since book 2!! Anyways, here’s my review of book 2 in the Throne of Glass series…
Yep. I’m officially and incredibly addicted to this series. I’m not going to beat myself up for not starting it sooner anymore because I’ve officially hopped on the bandwagon and I’m invested in Celaena’s journey.
Crown of Midnight isn’t one of those books that succumbs to the dreaded second book slump, in fact, I’d say that Crown of Midnight was even better than Throne of Glass. Everything was just so heightened in Crown of Midnight. This book was darker, deeper and more devastating.
We see Calaena unlike we’ve ever seen her before. In her grief and rage shes becomes a deadly creature with no sense of restraint. She’s unstoppable. It was actually quite scary to see how powerful she truly is able to become. Her emotions flip off and she’s lost in blood lust.
Enough of the dark and gloomy! There was some light in this book…mainly Celaena and Chaol my current favorite ship. Celaena, since book one, has been see-sawing between Chaol and Dorian. However, after pulling away from Dorian she fully leans toward Chaol in Crown of Midnight. I just love these two together so damn much. He’s uniform and logical and she’s reckless and unpredictable, together they just fit wonderfully. They help each other grow in ways they didn’t think possible.
A lot of reveals were made in Crown of Midnigh regarding the king’s agenda, Celaena’s past and where her future lies.
5 whopping stakes of course! This series excels at many things especially when it comes to creating compelling characters like Celaena. She has so many layers and it’s been such a treat to peel them back.