Girls*Heart* Books: 'Queen of Shadows' by Sarah J. Maas: Mel's Quickie Review

Sunday, July 9, 2017

'Queen of Shadows' by Sarah J. Maas: Mel's Quickie Review

Title: Queen of Shadows
Series: Throne of Glass #4
By: Sarah J. Maas
Genre: NA Fantasy

The queen has returned.

Everyone 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 has embraced her identity as Aelin Galathynius, Queen of Terrasen. But before she can reclaim her throne, she must fight.

She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die for her. 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.

The fourth volume in the New York Times bestselling series continues Celaena’s epic journey and builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world.

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Mel’s Quickie Review:
Queen of Shadows is the fourth book in the new adult (I don’t care that it says YA, just NO) fantasy series, Throne of Glass, by Sarah J. Maas. Once again, this book started out slow. Tedious. Especially the parts from Aelin/Celaena’s point of view. The characters I was most interested in here were Aedion, Manon and Elide. Oh, and Rowan. He definitely grew on me. But Aelin/Celaena was abrasive and bitchy for a very large part of the book. Again. *Insert heavy sigh here*.  And yes, when you get to the end it all comes clear. But man, it was hard to get through to see that. Chaol made me want to kick things with his attitude towards Aelin/Celaena because of her magic and who she was. Again, the second half was so much better than the first, thankfully. Seems to be a new trend in this series and I don’t like it very much. I’m too deep in it now to stop, though. On to book five now.

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Sarah J. Maas is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series (Queen of Shadows, Book 4, will be out in September 2015), as well as the A Court of Thorns and Roses series (out 5/5/15).

Sarah lives in Bucks County, PA, and over the years, she has developed an unhealthy appreciation for Disney movies and bad pop music. She adores fairy tales and ballet, drinks too much tea, and watches an ungodly amount of TV. When she's not busy writing, she can be found exploring the historic and beautiful Pennsylvania countryside with her husband and canine companion.

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