Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

The fourth (or fifth if you include Assassin’s Blade) book in the Throne of Glass series, Queen of Shadows is quite a bit better than the previous books. The characters are settled and behave as expected and the pacing is good. I still like the witch chapters the least, but I see now why they are needed and how they tie in to the rest of the story. Some of those chapters were pretty good by the end of the book. I really liked that Kaltain was brought back in and was as awesome as she was. I always did like her. The Rowan/Aelin relationship is extremely Twilightish and as long as you can forget he’s several hundred years old and she’s a teenager, it’s fine, but once you remember the age difference (and it’s hard to forget since the book likes to remind you) it’s a bit creepy. The ending, as usual was excellent. The author certainly knows how to write a good book ending. Some things were tied up nicely and other things were opened up or continued for the next three books. I recommend Queen of Shadows to anyone who enjoys the Throne of Glass series.

4 (out of 5) Stars
Books Read in 2023: 35
Pages Read in 2023: 11,493

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Filed under Fantasy, Reason: B&N Book Challenge, Reason: Buddy Read, Reason: Flourish & Blotts Reading Challenge, Reason: Grim Readers, Young Adult

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