Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne of Glass #4
Rating: 4.5/5 Stars
Summary: “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.”-Summary from Goodreads
Review: Now I thought this book might not be that good since I have heard mixed reviews of this book. I was wrong. Queen of Shadows was actually pretty good.
A big positive of the book was the story arch, but a negative for focusing too much on a relationship, A.K.A Rowan and Aelin ship.
Here’s the thing, throughout this book I wasn’t swooning at some of the Rowan and Aelin parts because I thought there were more important things to do than walk around the city flirting. But, I will say I was so happy characters were going into relationships that would make them happy. It warmed my heart.
For the characters, I felt they did an 180 in how they were from before, which got me confused at first, but then I got use to it. I still love some of the characters, like Chaol.
Like usual, Sarah J. Maas can write an amazing story. No matter what, she can write very good stories that don’t feel like their dragging or just fall apart. I can’t wait to see how she ends this story. I have hope that it will be a great ending.
Also I need Empire of Storms so badly. I need to know what’s going to happen.
A big A+ for character development from the beginning to the end of this book. Alein finally became my favorite character again towards the end. I also thought a lot of the characters have grown and became who they were again, which made me happy.
That whole ending was like my favorite part. Sarah J. Maas knows how to write and ending that makes you want to read the next book, just to see what will happen to the characters and what will happen in the story.
Is Queen Of Shadows worth the read? Yes, it is.So go read it if you have read the other Throne Of Glass books.
Overall, I’m happy I finally got to read this book. I loved it more than I thought I would. Though I still would have liked it if the Rowan and Aelin relationship was happening on the side instead of begin part of the main plot(that’s how it felt to me). At this point I don’t care if they are end game, just so long as Aelin is happy. Anyways, I just can’t wait to see what happens in Empire of Storms.
Have fun reading!!!