Being a somewhat new-to-fantasy reader, I wasn't sure what to expect from Throne of Glass when I read it last year. While I really loved the world that Sarah Maas created and the characters who inhabited it, I also wished that the trials Celaena had been put through to win a position as the royal assassin had been a little more exciting.Well, I'm here to report that Crown of Midnight more than delivers in that department. I mean, Celaena is an assassin, and let's just say that in this book, her cutthroat side is finally unleashed in full force. While there were some plot developments I was expecting, there were other things that really took me by surprise. One is incident hits Celaena pretty hard. I can't say more than that without spoilers, and believe me, you want to avoid spoilers for this one.I'm also really into this love triangle! I was not a huge fan of Dorian in Throne of Glass, but after reading Crown of Midnight, I'm now really like both him and Chaol, which means certain heartbreak -- for me.Absolutely no draggy second book syndrome here -- Crown of Midnight was chock-full of new revelations, tons of action scenes, heartbreak, revenge, and sacrifice. I'm definitely on board for the next installment. In fact, I can't wait to see what happens.Please stop by my blog, Jen @ YA Romantics! to read my full review and win a signed ARC!