Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas: BOOK REVIEW



Book: Queen of Shadows

Authors: Sarah J. Maas

Pages: 646

Reading Format: Physical & Kindle

Read:  10th May, 2017

Rating: 5/5 Stars


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.


Plot: 5/5

Characters: 5/5

Writing: 5/5

 “If you’re a monster, I’m a monster.”

Queen of Shadows, ohhh myyyy gods!

This was the best book I have read in a long time.
It was just that good it went straight onto the favourites shelf.

Before I say anything else, I’ll say my order of least favourite, to favourite, for this series (so far) definitely goes in order of publication.

 “She looked at them, at the three males who meant everything—more than everything. Then she smiled with every last shred of courage, of desperation, of hope for the glimmer of that glorious future. “Let’s go rattle the stars.”

Everything about this book was perfect. The action scenes were incredible! The characters, I fell in love with more than I already had, which I didn’t know was possible. The setting was so vivid. Ahh, literally everything was amazing.

I cannot fault this book.

“Sometimes there won’t be a right choice, just the best of several bad options.”

I cannot even really put into words how fantastic every aspect of this book was, but the two highlights for me were definitely the characters, and the action scenes.

The action in this book was unlike any I’ve ever read before, it was constant, thrilling and always kept me on my toes (and my heart quite literally pounding). In the rare occasion that there was no action, the characters and their interaction provided 100% satisfaction for me. I love them.

I’m afraid I have fallen in seriously deep for these characters and I constantly fear for their lives, as well as for my heart if one of them were to get hurt (which lets be real, happens every two seconds) or worse, dies. *cries*

Even the Manon scenes, which slightly annoyed me in the previous instalments, I loved this time around. Also the eventual convergence of the two story lines was epic!

I may or may not have a serious case of fictional character best friends, and sadness that these beauties are not actually real (hey, Rowan, I’m talking to you.)

“You make me want to live, Rowan. Not survive; not exist. Live.”

The fact that this book was 650 pages, and I did not get bored, not once, was a serious testament to Sarah J. Maas’s incredible writing. I mean, I’m not one to like long books, in fact I used to loath them, but I definitely think that perspective is changing drastically.

QoS was so long, but felt exactly right, as if, if it were missing even one chapter or scene that was in it, it wouldn’t have felt whole.

As you can tell, I adored this book, and cannot wait to read Empire of Storms!
Bring it on Sarah J. Maas, lets see how much more my heart can take.

P.S: I can’t tell if this review, or the book was longer at this point… Sorry for the long review, but I had to get all the feels out! XXX

That’s all,

Kate :)


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