Wednesday, February 12, 2014

4 in 1 review: Throne of Glass Novellas

Book Info:
Title: The Assassin and the Pirate Lord
Kindle Edition
70 pages
Published by Bloomsbury Children’s
Release Date: January 13th 2012
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Blurb:
A Throne of Glass novella.

On a remote island in a tropical sea, Celaena Sardothien, feared assassin, has come for retribution. She’s been sent by the Assassin’s Guild to collect on a debt they are owed by the Lord of the Pirates. But when Celaena learns that the agreed payment is not in money, but in slaves, her mission suddenly changes—and she will risk everything to right the wrong she’s been sent to bring about.

My Review:

Celaena is a female assassin. Sixteen years old she already has a reputation and she’s been sent on a mission with Sam the boy she loathes more than anything. Upon meeting the pirate lord Celaena realizes that they aren’t there to trade the usual. No this time its’ slaves. While Celaena can’t imagine what Arobynn could want with slaves she doesn’t care. She’s not going to stand by and be apart of the torture of innocent people. With Sam’s help the set about to help the slaves escape, but it will cost them everything



Book Info:
Title: The Assassin and the Desert
Kindle Edition
103 pages
Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Release Date: March 30th 2012
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Blurb:
The Silent Assassins of the Red Desert aren’t much for conversation, and Celaena Sardothien wouldn’t have it any other way. She’s not there to chatter, she’s there to hone her craft as the world’s most feared killer for hire. When the quiet is shattered by forces who want to destroy the Silent Assassins, Celaena must find a way to stop them, or she’ll be lucky to leave the desert alive.

My Review:
After all the damage caused with the slave trade gone bad Celaena has been beaten physically by Arobynn and sent to the desert for three months to train. Celaena didn’t know what to expect when she got to Red Desert but it wasn’t what she gotCelaena makes friends, and has adventures she never dreamed of having before. Time is running out though for she only has one month to wow the Silent Monk and get a shining letter back to the King of the Assassins before she has to head back home. Nothing is as it seems though and Celaena never saw what was going to happen coming.

Loved in and honestly my favorite out of all four novella’s!


Book Info:
Title: The Assassin and the Underworld
Kindle Edition
102 pages
Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Release Date: May 1st 2012
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Blurb:
When the King of the Assassins gives Celaena Sardothien a special assignment that will help fight slavery in the kingdom, she jumps at the chance to strike a blow against an evil practice. The misson is a dark and deadly affair which takes Celaena from the rooftops of the city to the bottom of the sewer--and she doesn't like what she finds there.


My Review:
Returning home after being sent away for three months Celaena is fully prepared to ask for her freedom back. Yet when she gets home Arobynn asks if she will go on a mission to save people from the slave trade. Also signing on for the mission is Sam. Celaena's feelings for Sam have grown more complicated than ever. She doesn’t just see Sam as her enemy anymore. She sees him as more than a friend. When all is said and done Celaena will have to decide between her freedom and her master.


This one definitely has some awesome scenes in it and shows there are many sides to all the characters I just know will be brought up again in the upcoming novels.



Book Info:
Title: The Assassin and the Empire
Kindle Edition
94 pages
Published by Bloomsbury USA Children's
Release Date: July 20th 2012
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Blurb:
Celaena Sardothien is the assassin with everything: a place to call her own, the love of handsome Sam, and, best of all, freedom. Yet, she won’t be truly free until she is far away from her old master, Arobynn Hamel; Celaena must take one last daring assignment that will liberate her forever. But having it all, means you have a lot to lose . . .

This fourth fantastic e-novella gives readers an inside look at the characters who appear in the full-length novel Throne of Glass. Don’t miss out!

My Review:
The end.  Wow. Even after reading Throne of Glass and knowing what was going to happen, it still sucked. The novel didn’t start out how I had thought since the ending to the third novella was so sweet and carefree. From the very first pages this novella held a dark sign of foreboding. The ending while expected was also not what I expected. I couldn’t believe what happened and I cried a whole heck of a lot.


Do not read this novella if emotional!

P.S.: I recommend reading these BEFORE you read Crown of Midnight the second book in the series. The book will make a lot more sense.


Sarah J. Maas lives in Southern California, and over the years, she has developed an unhealthy appreciation for Disney movies and bad pop music. She adores fairy tales and ballet, drinks too much coffee, and watches absolutely rubbish TV shows. When she's not busy writing YA fantasy novels, she can be found exploring the California coastline.

Her debut YA epic fantasy novel, THRONE OF GLASS, will be published by Bloomsbury on August 7th, 2012.

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