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.
Contains some Spoilers
I know that I keep talking about how amazing Sarah J. Maas and how she is the literal Queen but I honestly can say nothing but good things about her and her books. Queen of Shadows absolutely exceeded my expectations and completely had me torn. In my Throne of Glass review I wrote about how hard I ship Celaena and Chaol but that has completely changed because now I am wholeheartedly devoted to Rowan. Rowan is just so perfect and I can’t get enough of him. In Heir of Fire I really liked him but I was torn because I had loved Chaol so much but now I realize that they were just not right for each other.
Queen of Shadows was great and so action packed that at some points I had trouble following along. I loved being able to look more into Manon’s life and learn about Elide because from the moment she was mentioned I just knew that she would end up being important. In Heir of Fire I wasn’t a fan of Manon’s but now I really like her and I want her to end up with Dorian.
What I also liked about Queen of Shadows was seeing how Aelin was able to pull herself after having met Rowan in Heir of Fire. I also enjoyed seeing Lysandra take control of her life and see a different side to her that I hadn’t seen in The Assassin’s Blade and how much she cares about Evangeline. We also got to learn about some important aspects of her life and how she ended up in the hands of Arobynn and Clarisse.
It was also amazing seeing Dorian be set free from his father and having Aelin restore magic back in the world. There honestly isn’t anything I could say negatively about this book because I loved it so much but then again I am a bit biased when it comes to Sarah J. Maas. I’m so excited for Empire of Storms to see what happens next and I know I’ll be heartbroken when I finish the book because I’ll have to wait until September 5th for the last book and I’m also looking forward to the novella in May.
Have an ALMIGHTY Day!