I know it’s been a long time since I posted a review about this series. but believe it or not it took me almost 20 days to finish only one book!! which is this one… I don’t know what is happening?!! am I at the prick of another tedious reading slum or what?!

anyways, enough babbling. I finished this book and I have some mixed feelings about certain things. so let’s talk about it!

name: throne of glass-4Queen-of-shadows

author: Sara J.mass

genre: YA fantasy 

pages: 645

publishing date: september 1st 2015

publisher: bloomsbury



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.



I rated this book less than I did the first time I read it. I’ll start with the things I liked the least about this book.

the writing was different. I said this in my review of heir of fire and I’m saying it again. it was just different and not good different. I can not pinpoint exactly what has changed, but it wasn’t as good as in the first books.

the protagonist’s certain behavior annoyed me at times. I can see that mass wanted her to be this confident, strong, clever, sarcastic, and swaggering Queen. which I didn’t mind at all. but it was more of a swaggering, sarcastic Queen we got and less a mature one. after the beauty of the third book, and the self-discovery journey, I expected her behavior to be more mature at times, which I didn’t see of that much. I understand that she’s only just begun to accept her role as a Queen, but I only even in the next book her behaviour doesn’t change much. I think mass wants her to have more of that dramatic scheming and plotting, that she didn’t care it sometimes made her seem less mature and responsible towards others. especially, her court.

I don’t hate the protagonist. but my mixed feelings towards some of her behavior I guess started from this book.

lastly, there was a character who was ignored in most of this book. he had an important role to the plot at the beginning, but afterwards he was just overshadowed by everything.

other than that I loved everything about this book. I loved the new characters, the unending action and plot twists!! it was so beautiful and again Mass weaves everything together to show the importance of each piece and everyone and their role in the plot.

the beginning was a bit hard to get into, because of the heartache I felt for some of the characters! but eventually everything turns out beautifully!

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