Book Review: Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

18006496Title: Queen of Shadows

Series: Throne of Glass #4

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance

Rating: 5/5


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 continues Celaena’s epic journey and builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world.


Warning: I strongly recommend against reading this review unless you have read the previous three books as the description and my review may contain some spoilers to the previous books. 

I have yet to read a book in this series I didn’t love. Sarah J. Maas is amazing at weaving a complex story with intricate character development and introduction. Each story seems to get more elaborate, drawing the reader in. I was so hooked on this book I stayed up late into the night and ended up finishing it in two days because I didn’t want to stop reading, and impatiently waited to recieve the next book.

Watching Celaena embrace her true identity as Aelin was one of the most magnificent and well done character developments I have ever had the pleasure of reading. Though still the stubborn, wild  and deadly woman of the past books, she embraces a new side she has repressed for years that only adds to her enigmatic character. Mature and embracinfg all aspects of herself, she displays cleverness, kindness and fiery determination. It was absoluytely thrilling to continue seeing her growth and the plot develop.

I have deeply fallen in love with every aspect of this book and love the celebration of strong female heriones that develop in this series. Maas is truly artful in her writing style, slowly including more point of views and adding diverse characters that help enhance the series beyond imagine. The plot is fast paced and addictive, each page more intense than the next. Maas’s gorgeous writing style combined with an ever deepening plot made this one of my favorite books of the series and earned the rating of 5/5 stars from me.

Have you read Queen of Shadows? What was your thoughts? Did you pull an all nighter reading this, or any other, book? Let me know in the comments below!!

Happy Hunting!


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