Thursday, June 28, 2018

Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4) by Sarah J. Maas

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.

First line:
There was a thing waiting in the darkness.
Publication Date:
September 1, 2015
5 rings out of 5
I am in awe of Maas's ability to not only craft a world or a few characters, but to create numerous people with so many layers. There are no flat characters in her novels. Every chapter reveals more and more and I love it! Even the characters I am determined to hate are revealed to have completely different sides to them. This novel, Lysandra is the one who surprised and she has become one of my favorite.

Maas also manages to inspire a generation of young women to be strong, independent, and to fight for what you believe in. She teaches that your mistakes, your past, and all the bad things you've done don't define you and that you can still be a strong leader despite those things. Every book she writes is an intricate inspiration to live your life to the fullest, learn from your mistakes, and lead with honesty and truth.

I can't wait to continue this journey with Aelin and Rowan and the court of Terrasen. But I'm most excited to see what Empire of Storms has in store for Manon. I see something really interesting coming for her and am feeling a possible romance between her and Dorian??? Who knows *shrug* But either way I think she is a compelling character.

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