Series: Throne of Glass #4
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Published: September 1, 2015 by Bloomsbury Childrens
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Synopsis: 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 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
And now I attempt to write a spoiler free review for Queen of Shadows. Okay. Let's see. Can I just say: Epic, amazing, flawless book? No, you probably want more to go on. Okay well just in case you are knew to the Throne of Glass series or haven't immediately devoured this book like most of the book blogger community, I will do my best. But only because I love you.
So much of what makes this series amazing is the characters. Where Sarah J. Maas excels as an author is in creating characters that are complex and engaging. In Queen of Shadows she once again proves that. With every book we get more characters and perspectives but everyone of them is worthwhile and interesting. And as much as she is able to craft great male characters, it's the the female characters that really shine for me. Every last one of these women is kickass and hardcore but with complex vulnerabilities that make them leap of the page and into your hearts. They all make a big impression whether this is our first time meeting them or we've been spending five books getting to know them. But okay, the guys are pretty amazing too. Through the course of five books we have come to know and love these characters so well and I am definitely attached to them in such deep ways.
Nikki and Pili. They got the brunt of my flailing DMs about what was happening.
But that is Queen of Shadows for you. it is a roller coaster ride of emotions, but just like all roller coasters, the thrills and nerves are worth every second. So much was resolved but there is so much more questions I need answers to and resolutions I need to see. My feelings on this series have official become reached next level fan girl status. It's getting to A Song of Ice and Fire/Harry Potter level with all my questions and theories. I wish I could read it all over again and I cannot wait to see what happens next to these characters and in this world.
Buy/Borrow/Bypass: BUY! Buy, buy, buy, buy. If that is news to you reread this review. I did nothing but gush about how amazing the characters are, how thrilling the plot is, how my Fangirl status has been leveled up. Fantasy fans should read this series and fans of the previous books will not be disappointed by the next installment.