Book 2 in the Honey and Ice series picks up right where book 1, A Court of Honey and Ash, ended. Meaning you jump right into the action. Death threats, gossip, unwieldy magic, multiple love interests, an impossible task, and an uncertain future is a lot for anyone. And the story continues with a series of twists and turns that shake main character, Kallik, to the core.
I found the writing and editing to be as smooth as the first book, without any glaring errors or discontinuities. I love the continued plot twists, the complexity of Kallik's world, and that the romance is getting hotter. And oh, the things we learn about Kallik's history and that of some of the secondary characters!
Big revelations, including the motivations of many of the characters, helped flesh out the supporting cast. I really enjoy the fact that Kallik and company are still growing into their own, and that there is room for development. Contrarily, even though the action is great, I feel that the character development suffers just a little because of it. Maybe Kallik is just more action-oriented than me, but it felt like even emotional moments were mid-action, she is never actually still to sit with the emotions or fully address them. And while I enjoyed this book even more than the previous one, I could not shake my discontent with the pacing.
Overall, I found A Throne of Feathers and Bone to be an enjoyable read. I would recommend it to others without hesitation. Of note, this story does have a resolution, so no cliff-hanger, though there is a definite hook to set-up book 3. I am looking forward to reading more!