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Queen of Shadows, by Sarah J. Maas — February 16, 2018

Queen of Shadows, by Sarah J. Maas

download (1)Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. Embracing her identity as Aelin Galathynius, Queen of Terrasen, Celaena returns to the empire–for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past.

This book is way better then the other books in the series. I mean WOW!!!! The characters were awesome and very interesting. My favorite character changed again. If I ever met her then we would hit off perfectly. And I’m feeling murderous right now for what she had to endure. Besides my character rant, I loved the plot and the setting. If you want to hear more about what I loved then read on.

The characters used a lot of humor. It was wonderful. Listening to people throw hissy fits fixes all of your problems. And knowing that Aelin dealt with some problems was satisfying as well. There was some character development as well. I enjoyed that. I’m so glad Dorian continued to fight. That made me happy. Evangline was so strong as well. She needed to be in that book, I hope that she survives the next few books. Just like her mistress, Lysandra, who is my new favorite character.

Lysandra is so strong and smart. She didn’t have to do what she did but she wanted to. I also liked how she was a shape shifter and did not listen to anyone unless it suited her best interests. We would get along just fine. And then when Aedion started speaking about the Ghost Leopards I knew what would happen. I wonder if Lysandra can shift into anything that she wants or just living creatures? Lysandra is just an amazing person. She deserves better then what is probably coming her way. So does Evangline. 

The plot was really intense. I have a feeling that I’m going to be saying that a lot. The pacing was perfect. I loved listening to the sassy comebacks that everyone had. And the way Rowan and Aelin tricked the cadre. That had me in stitches. Aren’t those guys supposed to be smart? Manon meeting Aelin and Dorian (not Dorian II but actual Dorian who fought that stupid Vlag Prince to talk to Manon) was really funny. It was like Chaol and Aelin had a who could be more stupid competition. It was sort of funny. And then the end battle was so sad and confusing. Was Dorian’s father really a good person and other questions were left unanswered. But now I’m going to stop ranting and talk about the setting. 

The setting was also awesome. Oakwald sounds beautiful. I would be happy to live there for the rest of my life. But there’s that tiny problem that’s called: The place is in a fantasy book and there is no way to get there. Besides that, the rest of the setting was beautiful. I loved hearing about what the heck everyone was doing. I imagined that I was running around with the characters on little side adventures. I really enjoyed the setting and the rest of the story as well.

As you have probably deduced, I really liked this story. I highly recommend it. Please remember to fill out my survey. You can find the link on my about page. Thanks for Reading!!! Have a Great Day!!! -Annalee and Buttons

Book Rating: th (14)