Queen of Shadows - Sarah J Maas

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Queen of Shadows - Sarah J Maas

Released: September 1, 2015
Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4)Publisher: Bloomsbury AUS
SynopsisEveryone 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.
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What I Thought: Queen of Shadows. A monster of a book, with so much that goes on. There is not a moment when this book isn't action packed. We start off with Celaena or Aelin, whichever you prefer to call her, heading back to Rifthold, where Chaol is now working solidly with the rebels, Aedion is still imprisoned and Dorian is... well let's not go there lest I tear up again.

There is a lot of changes that happen in Queen of Shadows, and some characters become a lot more important. We still follow multiple points of view, even some are just mere snippets of the character, but each one equally important. Some of these characters show different sides, and some end up being entirely new people. 

Can I tell you that we finally get some happy endings? Possibly. In some aspects, abso-freaking-lutely. Some come mid-story, some come at the end. But just know, obviously with two books still to come, that this is not the end. There isn't a killer cliffhanger ending (thank goodness!) but there is clearly so much more to come. Does Aedion get free or does the King execute him? Do they figure out a way to save Dorian from the monster inside? Will Celaena be able to pull of her plan to free magic? Will Chaol and Celaena tie up their lose ends? (YES, that is the most important question of all, obviously). Of course, I'd love to tell you, but you'll just have to pick up the book yourself (and we can talk later ;) )

Queen of Shadows closes some doors and opens about a million more. If you love this series, are in love with it's characters then you will definitely love Queen of Shadows. Buy it, devour it, and lets all mourn the year long wait we again have to suffer through.

Long Live Queen Aelin of Terrasen!

The Good: This book picked up much more that Heir of Fire did, and it was really hard to put down, especially towards the end. Seriously guys, just bust this baby out in one sitting, or the not knowing may actually kill you.

The Bad: Having to wait another year for the next book, and not knowing exactly what to expect. Also, I am SO NOT on board with Celaena (Aelin) and Rowan. No no no no no. Just, no.

Rating: 4/5

Mad Claire


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1 comment:

  1. I loved this book so much! Just everything about it was so good and I cannot wait for the next one!


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