Friday, 23 November 2012

Book Review: The Assassin's Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke

Ananna of the Tanarau abandons ship when her parents try to marry her off to an allying pirate clan: she wants to captain her own boat, not serve as second-in-command to her handsome yet clueless fiance. But her escape has dire consequences when she learns the scorned clan has sent an assassin after her.

And when the assassin, Naji, finally catches up with her, things get even worse. Ananna inadvertently triggers a nasty curse — with a life-altering result. Now Ananna and Naji are forced to become uneasy allies as they work together to break the curse and return their lives back to normal. Or at least as normal as the lives of a pirate and an assassin can be.
  

What makes a book special? Is to the writing, the storyline or characters? Or is it something else, a feeling you get when reading it? Whatever it is The Assassin’s Curse has it.  This book is pure magic and is in the top 5 books of this year for me.  I LOVED it.

The storyline is awesome full of adventure and magic.  It takes you from the ocean to the desert and through towns and forests.  It introduces you to a world full of mystery and a host of amazing characters.

Annana is my kind of girl.  She is brave, she knows her own mind and is not afraid to fight for what she loves or what she feels is right.  She can be funny and sarcastic but also vulnerable and na├»ve.  Then there is Naji (sigh) whom I am in love with.  He can be surly, moody and at times a little naughty but he is also heroic and sweet. 

The friendship between these two is what really made this novel go from good to great.  They went dislike to friendship and it was amazing to read.  Will it end up in romance? Maybe, maybe not, romance is not really what this book is about.  Although there is the undercurrent of it there. 

I cannot say a bad word about this book.  I loved it and I hope if you read it you will to.  I cannot wait for the next book.
 

5 stars


Published October 2nd 2012 by Strange Chemistry.  A free copy was provided for review. Image courtesy of Goodreads

Review by Kate Phillips

12 comments:

  1. Like you, I LOVED this book. I like how it didn't have much romance, but it started to bloom at the end, and I can't wait for book two! <3

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    1. So glad you liked this too! It was an awesome book. I need book two now : )

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  2. So glad to hear this is good. I'll definitely bump it up on my TBR list.

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    1. I really enjoyed it, I hope you like it to!

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  3. I also really liked this book! Naji was definitely swoon-worthy although I liked that the book wasn't centered around romance, it just wouldn't have been believable if it was. I can not wait for the next book!

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    1. You are right about the romance, the slow grow was perfect for this book.

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  4. I really loved it, too. Can't wait for the next one :-)

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  5. This book sounds awesome! I have to add it to my TBR list! I'm a new follower from over at Book Blogs! You have the most ADORABLE blog by the way, I love it! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! :)

    Leigh Ann
    MaMa's Book Corner

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    1. Thank you!! I have followed you back <3

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  6. I really enjoyed this too. Annana and Naji were both great characters. I hope to see some romance between the two of them as the series progresses. Awesome review.

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    1. I hope to see a little more as well, I just no I am going to be a sucker for it when it comes.

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