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Book Review | Queen of Shadows 

18006496Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she’s at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past . . .

She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die just to see her again. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen’s triumphant return.

Celaena’s epic journey has captured the hearts and imaginations of millions across the globe. This fourth volume will hold readers rapt as Celaena’s story builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world.

How can I write a review about a book that left me in shock half the time-from horror, sadness, happiness, anger-all of the emotions. I absolutely loved this book! I feel even more in love with all the old characters, and found new characters to love. And can we talk about all the BADASS FEMALES IN THIS BOOK!! MANON LYSANDRA AELIN KALTAIN- so much love!

It is hard to write a review for this book without spoiling it. Here’s to hoping I don’t spoil it for anyone.

We finally meet Arobynn, the King of the Assassins, who had trained Celaena Sardothien from a very young age. He is just as nasty a piece of work as I thought he was.

She was a whirling cloud of death, a Queen of shadows, and these men were already carrion.

There are also a lot of great new characters introduced in this book. A lot. One of my favorites was Nesyrn Faliq. She could compete with Aelin for being a badass. Seriously. She works for the city guard, but is part of the rebel group. I seriously love the women in this book.

Fire-breathing bitch queen.

  Another favorite female that we are learn about is Lysandra, one of Arobynn’s courtesans. I wasn’t sure what to make of her at first, but she quickly became another favorite. She becomes a crucial piece to Aelin for bringing down the King of the Assassins.

Sarah J. Maas certainly knows how to write badass females, and I love her for it.

She was fire, and light, and ash, and embers. She was Aelin Fireheart, and she bowed for no one and nothing, save the crown that was hers by blood and survival and triumph.

Chaol, I will admit, pissed me off for half of the book, but I also understood where he was coming from and what he had to come to terms with. His whole world was turned upside down; that would shake anyone up. But I also stopped shipping him and Aelin together. Because I have new ship for him! But I will not spoil it for you.

And finally Dorian. Oh Dorian. You break my heart for pretty much the entire book. His were perhaps the hardest chapters to read.

Let’s go rattle the stars.

Rating: 5/5 stars

All I can tell you is to go read these books. GO! Once you pick up the books, they are super hard to put down. And at the end of them, all you can say is:


[Queen of Shadows, by Sarah J. Maas (New York: Bloomsbury USA Childrens) 656 pp., $18.99]


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