The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas: BOOK REVIEW



Book: The Assassin’s Blade

Authors: Sarah J. Maas

Pages: 448

Reading Format: Physical & Kindle

Read: 17th July, 2017

Rating: 3.75/5 Stars


Contains all five novellas.

Celaena Sardothien is Adarlan’s most feared assassin. As part of the Assassin’s Guild, her allegiance is to her master, Arobynn Hamel, yet Celaena listens to no one and trusts only her fellow killer-for-hire, Sam. In these action-packed novellas – together in one edition for the first time – Celaena embarks on five daring missions. They take her from remote islands to hostile deserts, where she fights to liberate slaves and seeks to avenge the tyrannous. But she is acting against Arobynn’s orders and could suffer an unimaginable punishment for such treachery. Will Celaena ever be truly free? Explore the dark underworld of this kick-ass heroine to find out.


Plot: 3.5/5

Characters: 4/5

Writing: 4/5

“If you can learn to endure pain, you can survive anything. Some people learn to embrace it- to love it. Some endure it through drowning it in sorrow, or by making themselves forget. Others turn it into anger.”

This was a collection of novellas, making it a little difficult to properly review it, so I’m just going to ramble about my thoughts until I have none left. Totally in-cohesively, sorry!

“My name is Celaena Sardothien,” she whispered, “and I will not be afraid.”

After binge reading the ToG series, and then reading other books, it was great to be back in Celaena’s head!

It was so interesting to finally be able to read about Sam! Considering how much he was mentioned in the ToG series, it was so exciting to actually see what he was like as a character, and how his and Celeana’s relationship came about.

Although a little laggy/boring-ish at times, I really enjoyed these stories!

“Life isn’t easy, no matter where you are. You’ll make choices you think are right, and then suffer for them.”

This book is definitely worth reading if you’ve enjoyed/thinking of reading the ToG series. It gives fantastic depth and insight into what happened in Celeana’s past, and why she is the way she is in the actual series.

This review is so short, I’m sorry but this is all I really have to say! See you next post!

That’s all,

Kate :)


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