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
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