King Alfred's Version of St. Augustine's Soliloquies gJust like every other YA fantasy that has the phrase the ueens X in the title this story feels recycled its not terrible by any means its just nothing new this is perfect for those who really love this kind of story but for me personally its a bit old this also has a very juvenile feel to it yes this is YA but YA can mature and complex just because the target audience is teens does not mean a book needs simplistic storytelling especially when the story is about an assassin there is literally only one scene where we see cal the assassin at work his profession is completelylanced overplayed down and the overall tone of this is light and innocent it completely contradicts what the story is about i dont need tons of bloodshed but details about the life of an assassin isnt an unreasonable thing to want that being said i did enjoy this its a uick and easy read and i found myself rooting for the characters for someone new to the enre andor this kind of story i think its perfect but for someone like me who has read countless of similar and detailed books it definitely on
The Mediocre Side Of Things mediocre side of things stars I received this book from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest reviewSpoilers and swearing followIt has been a while since a book has earned a not so coveted position on my wtf is this shit shelf However this book earned it by around page 30 In fact the only reason I didn t DNF this book was train wreck syndrome A part of me kept hoping that it would et better de la Cruz is such a prolific writer that this book can t be this bad is what I kept telling myself Oh my friends it is that bad I ended up skipping about 60 pages in this book trying to spare my sanity AND I MISSED NOTHING Literally I was able to figure out everything that I had skipped in about 10 pages Let s talk about why this book is horrible shall we1 It has ridiculously inconsistent characterization Shadow acts one way for half the book then she magically changes into like an entirely different person No rhyme no reason Her personality just changes on whims Cal on the other hand has zero personality Even in the chapters he narrates there s nothing You could replace the character with a piece of wood and no one would notice the difference 2 So this book is told in alternating perspectives Which I love I love knowing how both or multiple characters are feeling or what they are thinking What doesn t work is the fact that Shadow s chapters are told from first person POV and Cal s chapters are told from third person POV It is very jarring to immerse yourself in one character s thoughts or feelings and then to turn the digital page and suddenly be referring to the character de chapitre by their damn name Every time it happened I was thrown out of my reading headspace and had to re acclimate myself And it happened happened I was thrown out of my reading headspace and had to re acclimate myself And it happened lot3 The huge plot twist at the end of the novel Isn t a plot twist for anyone who s read a YA fantasy in the last 5 years Also comparing this book to Maas work is an insult of the highest caliber 4 The love story between Shadow and Cal just doesn t work They have zero chemistry together Honestly the story would have been a lot better it not be included and let these two be epic bffs or something 5 There s just something off about the these two be epic bffs or something 5 There s just something off about the novel The pacing is super weird ridiculously fast in some spots and then maddeningly slow in others There s random inserts of history and stories about Renovia in the middle of the novel that really throw off the pace really de la Cruz you couldn t have figur. Caledon Holt is the Kingdom of Renovia's deadliest weapon No one alive can best him in brawn or brains which is why he's the Guild's most dangerous member and the ueen's one and only assassin He's also bound to the ueen by an impossible vow to find the missing Deian Scrolls the fount of all magical history and knowledge stolen years ago by a nefarious sect called the AphrasiansShadow has been training all her life to follow in the footsteps of her mother and aunts to be.
Melissa de la Cruz Ê 2 Free downloadPlace After nearly etting killed By A Traitor Of The a traitor of the Shadow is saved by none other than the infamous ueen s Assassin Caledon Cal Holt Shadow runs away before he could recognize her and when she hears Cal ets imprisoned for a terrible crime she decides she will o to his rescue and become his apprentice I do have one little criticism to do and it s that we are told repetitively that Cal who uickly became one of my favorites is the deadliest assassin in the kingdom I thought we didn t see it enough and the book lacked hardcore action or that some of it was brushed off a little bit too fast I would have liked to see brawls and assassin activities but I still have high hopes for that with the next book That ending uite literally killed me I need book two now Shadow was a very interesting character She is reckless and her following her train of thoughts was a really fun adventure I liked her determination to have what she wants and trust me she knows exactly what she wants Cal as I said was my favorite in this book The both of them have a purpose they want to achieve until they realize there may be between them than they realized I really liked reading their banter and seeing their evolution around each other Plotwise I really liked the idea behind the whole story I don t think I can say than this as I could uickly enter spoiler zone so you will have to see it for yourself The pace was both slow and fast at times which could be a bit disconcerting as I mentioned earlier but it did not alter my enjoyment of the book To conclude if you like royals secrets and assassins then this is definitely one for you There were uite a bunch of twists in this book and the relationship between the characters was truly interesting and made me root for them really hard even than I actually realized Can I have book 2 now pleaseMy Bookstagram Bound by fate broken
By Love25 Stars ARC Givenlove25 stars ARC iven me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review Summary Shadow has been raised to follow in the footsteps of her mother and aunt and become a high ranking member of the Guild Cal is bound by a blood vow to the ueen and must serve as her assassin until his father s promise to return the Deain Scrolls is fulfilled After a surprised attack Shadow and Cal are brought together and must head out to hunt down a new threat to their kingdom of Renovia Review I wanted so so badly to love this one It has so many elements that I typically How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly--and the Stark Choices Ahead go for assassins royals the sharing one bed trope forbidden love But it just fell flat for me in so many ways and was really disappointing The writing style was jarring When reading from Shadow s perspective it was first person present Then when we read from Cal s perspective it was third person past This really threw me off and didn t seem to serve a purpose to the story Do you ever read a book and just feel likeit s only surface level I was reading about what was happening but it wasn t backed up by the characters behaving in that way or previous world building or anything I felt like I was just being told what happened and there was not previousroundwork being laid to logically lead to that conclusion view spoilerFor example we were told at the end of the novel that Duchess Girt was a witch even though she had just been flirting with Cal the whole novel and we never even ot a HINT or any sort of behavior that would lead to that conclusion hide spoiler I ve been burned by this author a few times so here s just hoping she actually finishes this newest series. Ies and secrets that may destroy everything they hold dear With war on the horizon and true love at risk they'll stop at nothing to protect each other and their kingdom in this stunning first novel in the ueen's Secret seriesPerfect for fans of Sarah J Maas and Red ueen this is the first novel in a sweeping YA fantasy romance duet about a deadly assassin his mysterious apprentice and the country they are sworn to protect from #1 NYT bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz. Ed out a better way to work those in This book just doesn t work I know I m one of the first negative reviews on this book as it doesn t et published for another 6 months but I know I won t be the last Look I love cheesy YA fantasylove stories But there are better ones out there Save yourself the headache and stay far far away from this one I ll never understand that Why can t people be satisfied with peace First of all Look at that orgeous cover That s what first drew me to this book and let me tell you It s not just pretty on the outsideThe story was amazing I don t want to ive away too much but I really liked it While the revelation at the end was pretty obvious for me from page one and the path to it was pretty PAINFUL TO WATCH I STILL ENJOYED THIS RIDE IMMENSELY to watch I still enjoyed this ride immensely m really looking forward to the next installment I need to know There are a few spoilers in this review but it s probably better than taking the time to read this bookand I can t even be The ueen s Assassin is a story portraying loyalty commitment love and what lengths one will o through to keep those values aliveThis theme takes form across multiple different characters throughout the journey of the book The plot had multiple layers which kept me interested in the story and the main characters were likable The book was written alternating between perspectives but kept it easy to follow There were several twists in the plot some were easy to predict but the big twist was uite the surpriseOne thing that i really appreciated about this book was that Cruz ave the main irl A Purpose Beyond Fulfilling What Her Role Or Duty To purpose beyond fulfilling what her role or duty to kingdom was The irl thrives for than just being a beautiful princess and I think that is an important message to convey to the young adult community In the same breath i could have used a little less of the romance component because i wanted this to be about defying her role than anythingThis book is kicking off a new series so the ending does leave you wanting a little but that is to be expectedSee reviews on instagram UnshelvedEdition I d rather say Voldemort a thousand times before reading one book with the word ueen in its title 15 starsFantasy novels come in all different types If you ve read enough then you
Know Which Ones Stand Out And Whichwhich ones stand out and which are basic as hell with no substance The ueen s Assasin is one of the basic onesFrom the beginning to the end The ueen s Assassin read like a basic fantasy novel with little to no intrigue on the world characters and 355 Of course Cal s father would say this is just a story and stories are always a little bit true and a little bit false we just don t know which is which Thank you so much to PRH International for providing me with a free ARC of this book in exchange for an honest opinionWhen I read this book contained assassins and royals I knew it would be one made for me And it really was This was my first book by Melissa de la Cruz and I really enjoyed reading this story although I have to admit I uessed the major plot twist really early but then again that is something I unfortunately tend to do It did not however take away my enjoyment for this story The ueen s Assassin follows Cal and Shadow using two different POV for the narration Whereas Shadow s voice could be followed with the first person POV Cal used the third person POV and I really liked this aspect It brought a little bit of originality to the writing We are introduced to Shadow an irl thirsting for adventure who accidentally ets lost in a forbidden. Come skilled enough to join the ranks of the Guild Though magic has been forbidden since the Aphrasian uprising Shadow has been learning to control her powers in secret hoping that one day she'll become an assassin as feared and revered as Caledon HoltWhen a surprise attack brings Shadow and Cal together they're forced to team up as assassin and apprentice to hunt down a new sinister threat to Renovia But as Cal and Shadow row closer they'll uncover a shocking web of