Thursday, November 26, 2015

"Queen of Shadows" by Sarah J. Maas is Fantastic! (Writer's Workshop)

Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas is the fourth book in the Throne of Glass series of 6 and all are great!  These books get better and better in my opinion.  Aelin a/k/a Celaena is her usual "bad ass" self and outwitting and outfighting everybody.  She also has a new girlfriend that is also tough like her and the two of them together are just amazing!  Rowan is back as well as Dorian and Chaol.

There are many "wow" moments in this book that I did not see coming!  This book flows so well that there are not any dull moments.  If you read the first three, you must read this one too!
(Gerard's review 10/30/15, 5++ stars)

Karen's review 11/15/15, 5 stars:
Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Mass continues to provide lots of intrigue, adventure, suspense and romance in this Throne of Glass series. Celaena is now going by Aelin and is reunited with Aedion (her cousin), Rowan, Lysandra, Arobynn and Chaol. She fights another witch, Manon, and is amazing at both fighting and plotting. Even the reader is not informed of all her activities and plans which makes for some surprises and jaw dropping moments along the way. She is such an interesting character who has grown so much since the first book. She is a class act! It is good to see others step up and join forces to help her rescue her cousin, get her revenge on Arobynn and kill the king.

I enjoyed this book and found myself cheering for her a lot. I also liked the parts with Manon and Abraxos. I was confused with Lorchan’s part, but other than that was able to follow what was happening for the most part with the exception of all the rings which got me puzzled somewhat. I’m sure Elide will meet her queen in the next book and look forward to that. Also, I am anxious to see Aelin set up her kingdom in Terresen with her court. If you started this series, I encourage you to continue on with this book which is very good! I strongly suggest, however, that if you haven’t read The Assassin’s Blade yet, that you read that before continuing on with the series. It is so good and provides the background that is referred to in the Throne of Glass series. (5 stars)

Linking this review up to Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop this week.

See our reviews of the previous books in this series:
Ambassador's Blade
Throne of Glass
Crown of Midnight
Heir of Fire

If you've already read this book, click on "read More" below to see the parts I liked a lot!

Parts I really liked a lot:
Aelin and her cousin were catching up, sharing how they got all their scars.
Rowan and Aelin were alone in the theater and she played music for him and then he asked her to teach him to do that.
Aelin outfoxed Arobynn, her taking over the keep.
Chaol and Nesryn better than Chaol and Aelin as a couple.
Manon’s storyline and how she and Abraxos saved Elide.
Manon’s and Aelin’s meeting and fight.
Lysandra becoming a good friend with Aelin and working together against Arobynn.
Love when Rowan turns in the hawk and Lysandra into the leopard.
The whole scene of rescuing Aedion (Aelin’s cousin) from execution on Dorian’s birthday.
Plan to free magic, kill the king and save Dorian – awesome!
Liked how Fleetwood greeted Aelin at Nesryn’s country home and that Evangeline got to have Fleetwood in Terresen.
Like that Rowan and Aedion work well together and took on the Wyrdhounds in the tunnel.
Liked that Keltain remembered the kindness Aelin showed to her long ago.
Aelin’s speech announcing Dorian as the new king of Rifthold.

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  1. I've heard of this series before but I haven't given it a try yet. Thanks for the review!

  2. I've heard great things about this series! Not sure if I'm ready to jump in or not, but it sounds good!


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