Written by: Sarah J. Maas
Published: March 2014
Genre: Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Blurb: Celaena Sardothien is her kingdom’s most feared assassin. Though she works for the powerful and ruthless Assassin’s Guild, Celaena yields to no one and trusts only her fellow killer for hire, Sam.
My Review: This book cover is beautiful; the colours are pretty and pop on the hardcover of the book. If we were basing the review on looks then this would be at the top!
However – this took me quite a long time to complete and I contemplated not finishing it.
The book is comprised of the Throne of Glass novellas; I had previously read Throne of Glass (book 1) itself and it was Okay. I didn’t love it.
Having absolutely adored Sarah J. Maas’s ACOTAR series I decided I would give these a go. Unfortunately I feel that they are a little dull and, whilst I admire Celaena’s grit – I don’t feel a connection with her across these novellas or Throne of Glass.
There are 5 short novellas in this collection and the first one – The Assassin and the Pirate Lord – is the one I enjoyed the most. The others were slow and predictable for me. I liked that we found out a little more about this character – but I still feel left with questions about her time before this.
Overall I would give this collection 3🌟 as the writing and settings were good. Just didn’t love it unfortunately, and may not read Crown of Midnight that’s sitting on my shelf.
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