Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

Posted December 18, 2015 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. MaasQueen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne Of Glass
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA on September 1st 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Fantasy & Magic
Pages: 576
Format: Audiobook
Source: Own
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Also by this author: Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight

Sarah J. Maass New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series reaches new heights in this sweeping fourth volume.
Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But shes 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 just to see her again. 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 queens triumphant return.
Celaenas epic journey has captured the hearts and imaginations of millions across the globe. This fourth volume will hold readers rapt as Celaenas story builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world.

Reasons to read Queen of Shadows

QOS Reasons

The Story

I love getting lost in this story.  You never know which direction it’s going to take. The side stories are as captivating as Celaena’s story. You are rooting for characters you didn’t think you would be. It is a little slow at times, but it didn’t keep me from enjoying every minute of it.

The Characters

Queen of Shadows is definitely a book that is amazing because of it’s characters.  We get to see things through the eyes of many of them.  I think one of my faves is when we have Dorian’s point of view.  There is so much going on there, and I need more.  We don’t necessarily meet many more characters, but we get a more in depth look at how they see the events playing out.  Some are so vastly different.


Seriously, who the hell do you trust? Everyone has their own motives, and you don’t know if they are making things better or worse.


While the action isn’t heavy, the scenes that include fighting are phenomenal. There’s one in particular that completely captured my attention, and shows that sometimes you don’t have to destroy the other.


I think this more or less ties in with loyalty.  Because wow! There are some very interesting friendships forming in Queen of Shadows.  Ones that we would think unlikely.  But I guess when you have a common goal, those friendships and loyalties will hold strong.


QoS had my emotions everywhere.  I mean I went from happy to laughing to being pissed and everything in between.  There are things said that made me gasp because they were fueled with so much contempt.  Struggling to find your place has the characters emotions bouncing everywhere.  There were times when their emotions changed within seconds giving you a bit of whiplash.  But at those times I could understand where they were coming from even if what they said was awful.


I’m just going to say that sometimes things aren’t what they seem, or what is implied.

This is such a great series, and the wait for the next book is going to be tortuous.  But I’m so excited for the series to continue.

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Katrina @ Bookish Things

About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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