I thought this was supposed to be a trilogy, but I was pleasantly surprised when I was left with a giant cliffhanger at the end of book three. Just kidding. I panicked, and jumped on Goodreads as soon as I could to see if there was a fourth book in the works. There is. And a fifth and sixth!
I read the first two books—Throne of Glass and Crown of Midnight—at the beginning of spring. The first book was difficult to get into, but once I did, I was hooked. I’m a sucker for fictitious worlds and strong heroines.
In the first two books, Celaena is a total badass. In fact, it was a little irritating how tough and unbreakable she was. She felt very one dimensional. Assassin, rough history, kills a lot of people, don’t cross her. But in book three, Maas does a fabulous job at giving Celaena a completely different side, which explains why she’s been so rough in the previous books.
The series feels a little bit like a younger, easier-to-read version of Game of Thrones. Which I’m completely down with.
The world is constructed beautifully, and most of the characters are complex. I find myself rooting for nearly every character, even when their needs/wants contradict other characters.
I’m guessing the fourth book won’t come out for another year, as Maas is working on releasing two adult fantasy novels in Spring 2015. This makes me want to cry a little bit.
I rated all three books 5/5 on Goodreads. I’m a little bit obsessed.