Book Feels: Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

Book Feels: Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. MaasQueen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens on September 1st 2015
Genres: Action & Adventure, Young Adult
Pages: 648
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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 contrinues Celaena's epic journey and builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world.

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WHAT I LOVED…

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ONE…WHOLE…YEAR! That’s how long it had been since I read Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas. One year of waiting, and wondering what was going on with Celaena/Aelin and the gang. During that year, the hype kept building and building, the anticipation was almost unbearable. It even got to the point where I started to worry that maybe the book wouldn’t live up to the expectations I made for myself. Well, I’m happy to report that Queen of Shadows was everything I never even knew I wanted. The strong female characters, the kick ass fight scenes, the swoony moments, and the epic showdowns took this book to the next level.

What I appreciated most about this latest installment in the Throne of Glass series was that Maas wasn’t afraid to give Aelin difficult choices, and not necessarily choices that the readers wants to see her make. I’m not going to spoil anything and I don’t want to give any information away about any ships that sail or don’t sail in Queen of Shadows, but I will say that it’s so evident that Aelin is making choices for herself, and I absolutely loved that.

Ask anyone who has read and loved this book, it is one big feel! It’s filled with unexpected choices and dramatic shifts in story lines, that I just couldn’t keep my heart from breaking, but I was also filled with so much happiness and hope. What I loved most about this book is that I really got the sense that Aelin was growing up, making difficult choices and listening to her heart. I’ve always been heavily invested in Aelin’s growth as a character, and I felt like Queen of Shadows was her moment to break through and begin to realize her true potential. So proud of my girl.

And now, because I’ve run out of words to adequately describe my love for this book, I thought I would play a little game of gif association with some of the more notable characters from Queen of Shadows. Think word association but with pictures!

AELIN

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My Queen…


CHAOL

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Wait…what? Ohhh..sigh. YAY! Wha…Huh? Hmmm…


Dorian

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Make it stop!

ROWAN

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Oh hello…


AEDION

AEDION
Somebody stop me!


NESRYN

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YASSSS!


Manon

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Oh no she didn’t!

AROBYNN

AROBYNN
Over it!

LYSANDRA

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GET IT GIRL!

KALTAIN

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Uhhh….wow! Yikes!

KING Havillaird

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*crickets*

 FINAL THOUGHTS…

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Another powerhouse novel from Sarah J. Maas! It’s everything you’ve come to love from the Throne of Glass series, but taken to the next level. Prepare your feels for Queen of Shadows!

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About Sarah J. Maas

Sarah J. Maas is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series and A Court of Thorns and Roses series, as well as a USA Today and international bestselling author. Sarah wrote the first incarnation of the Throne of Glass series when she was just sixteen, and it has now sold in thirty-five languages. A New York native, Sarah currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and dog. Empire of Storms, the fifth Throne of Glass novel, released on September 6th, 2016.

She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hamilton College in 2008 with a degree in Creative Writing and a minor in Religious Studies.

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3 comments for “Book Feels: Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

  1. I LOVE your gif selection. Especially the Aedion and Rowan ones. YES. Also: I was so happy about Lysandra and Aelin’s friendship. Wonderful. Any of Dorian’s POV chapters gave me all the cries. Just. So happy about the end in that respect.

  2. YAS^^ HELL.YES. ONE FREAKING YEAR. That’s how long I’d been waiting too. And in all that time, you have time to start to worry…HOW will this live up to my warped expectations?! Well. This book did it. I LOVED every freaking second of it, even when it was painful, even when it BROKE my heart, I loved ALL of it. I was so impressed by how Maas has grown and how she wasn’t afraid to take risks with her story and her characters! And holy gods all of your gifs perfectly summed up how I felt about EVERYONE! Awesome review Sarah ♥
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