Review: Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4) by Sarah J. Maas

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synopsis

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.

review5-stars

I have so many feelings, I can’t seem to contain it.

When Manon and Aelin finally saw each other for the first time, my heart almost burst from excitement. I know that I’m not supposed to be excited that Manon and Aelin were trying to kill each other, but it was kind of expected, and I loved how it happened and ended.

What happened to Chaol? He went freaking psycho in this book. I couldn’t even recognize him anymore. I didn’t understand why he was so rude and angry at Aelin. It didn’t make any sense. He knew she was an assassin, but that never seemed to bother him that much before. Now, it’s all he talks about. He was so hostile to Aelin, I didn’t understand the sudden turn of events. I didn’t want to read about him anymore, because it felt like a totally different character had taken over Chaol’s place.

Lysandra was a nice surprise. I’m glad that the animosity between her and Aelin has transformed into a beautiful friendship. Her story made me really sad, but I’m glad that she finally has someone to turn to now.

Favorite quote:

“I spent centuries wandering the world, from empires to kingdoms to wastelands, never settling, never stopping—not for one moment. I was always looking toward the horizon, always wondering what waited across the next ocean, over the next mountain. But I think … I think that whole time, all those centuries, I was just looking for you.”

GOODREADS | AMAZON

 

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