I really enjoyed the first Crown of Shards book a lot. I'm enjoying the second one, not quite as much, but still very worth the read. I have one complaint to make:
I'm at the point where Everleigh has just removed the poison from King Heinrich and where she has realized also that the King's son was the main object of the assassination attempt, not her. Here's the part I think is stupid and a writing ploy vs. what someone would actually do. She decides not to tell him about the poison that was in him or his son being the main target of the assassination attempt. Really? Does that sound reasonable to anyone? So no putting him on his guard, no giving him the info he needs to make appropriate plans, no nothing. Silly. I don't like writing like that and hope I don't see more of it in this book. That said, however, I am enjoying the book.