Book Review: The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas

Book Review: The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas

Celaena Sardothien is her kingdom’s most feared assassin. Though she works for the powerful and ruthless Assassin’s Guild, Celaena yields to no one and trusts only her fellow killer for hire, Sam. When Celaena’s scheming master, Arobynn Hamel, dispatches her on missions that take her from remote islands to hostile deserts, she finds herself acting independently of his wishes―and questioning her own allegiance. Along the way, she makes friends and enemies alike, and discovers that she feels far more for Sam than just friendship. But by defying Arobynn’s orders, Celaena risks unimaginable punishment, and with Sam by her side, he is in danger, too. They will have to risk it all if they hope to escape Arobynn’s clutches―and if they fail, they’ll lose not just a chance at freedom, but their lives . . . A prequel to Throne of Glass, this collection of five novellas offers readers a deeper look into the history of this cunning assassin and her enthralling―and deadly―world.

Genre: YA, Fantasy

Published: March 13th, 2014

Page Number: 435

My Rating: 5/5


I really love this series! Book 1, Throne of Glass, was great, but did not live up to my expectations. Although, Book 2, Crown of Midnight, was amazing! So I was very excited to read this collection of novellas.

The Assassin and the Pirate Lord: Way to go Celaena for freeing all those slaves!

The Assassin and the Healer: Even though this was shorter than the first one, I loved reading about Yrene’s story! I hope to see her again in this series.

The Assassin and the Desert: I was not expecting that! Ansel why?!? I really want to see her again! I really loved this one, even though I feel so betrayed right now. However, we do get told the story of Celaena stealing those Asterion horses!

The Assassin and the Underworld: Arobynn is such a sleaze. Although, I was told Lysandra gets a lot better, so I’m very excited for that!

The Assassin and the Empire: Wow. I’m speechless. And my heart is shattered. Celaena never listens.


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