Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens on September 1st 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
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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 contrinues Celaena's epic journey and builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world.
I just finished reading this book mere minutes before writing this review, and it still feels like my mind just exploded. BOOM. HOLY HELL. One word to describe this gut-wrenching, heart-shattering book? EPIC. EPIC EPIC EPIC. If I could summon the energy to re-read this book all over again, I totally would. But I can’t because DAMN that book drained all my energy. I legit devoured this book in one day. NINE HOURS, to be exact; from 8AM all the way to 5PM, oh my God. My mind felt like it had just ran a freaking marathon. But okay, let me get my thoughts in order. *takes a deeeeeep breath*
That first page will kill you. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Okay, I am sorry, I just had to say it. And no, that wasn’t a spoiler. I am trying my best to not blurt it all out HAHAH. Okay, but seriously, that book was EPIC. It kicked ass. If you think Heir of Fire made your jaw drop open, Queen of Shadows will make your eyes widen in shock (because that is what I did). It’s like OH MY GOD, HONESTLY WHAT DID I READ HAHAHAHA. But in a good way.
I’ve heard people saying in their reviews that this will be the book that tears the fandom apart, but I don’t think so (or I hope not), because the way Sarah writes this book, it’s like everything falls into place, you know? There’s no abrupt changes that would make you go WAIT, WHUUUUT. Nope, none. If you read it as intensely as I did, you would realise that from Heir of Fire, Sarah has been cleverly building up the moment. TO THAT MOMENT. So honestly? I wasn’t surprised, and I have made my peace with it. I love love love everything about this book, and I honestly would not change anything about it. AT ALL. Because guys, it all falls into place PERFECTLY.
*hugs book to self*
So. One year to the next book, to the final book? 🙁