Review: ‘Queen of Shadows’ By Sarah J. Maas

‘Queen of Shadows’

By Sarah J. Maas

Book #4 in the Throne of Glass Series

Publisher: Bloomsbury
Date: 2015
Pages: 648
Fiction/Non-Fiction: Fiction
Genre:  Fantasy
Days to Read: 5
Purchase Locations: Amazon and Kindle Audible Book Depository Booktopia Dymocks QBD

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.

This book had so much in it! I was constantly on edge reading it because there was constantly something going on and something about to happen, no wonder I finished it so quickly!

Celaena has returned to the Rifthold and she is there with a vengeance. There are so many different plans in place that Celaena is trying to complete that honestly I don’t know how she had so many things up in the air and seemed so calm all of the time. She can be such a stoic character. I loved her character development throughout the story and really wanted to continue following her adventure.

The plot overall really bring a lot of things together as well as continuing the story for the next 4 books. We are really making headway into the final stretch of the story, given its a very long stretch but we are getting there. The different points of view really lend to the story and help to develop the overall plot much more than if we were to only follow Celaena. These are characters give more depth to the story as well as developing the characters deeply.

This is by far my favourite book in the series so far and I am so excited to continue on with the series and cannot wait to jump into ‘Empire of Storms’.


Plot: 9/10
Ease of reading: 7/10
Character Development: 8/10
World Building: 8/10
Quality of Writing: 9/10
Stars: 5/5

What are your thoughts on the ‘Throne of Glass’ Series?

Weekly Update: 29.4.19

Finally doing a weekly update, well, weekly! With Easter and Greek Easter done and dusted now and term back into it with our first full week back of term 2 I feel like I can finally get back into my routine and stay on top of everything.

I did not complete any books over the last week, but instead added another 2 into the currently reading rotation.

I am still continuing my reading ‘The Geography of Lost Things’ By Jessica Brody as well as listening to ‘The Fever King’ By Victoria Lee. I did however feel as though April reading was at a close and decided to continue with my read of ‘The Shadow Queen’ By Sarah J. Maas. I have been making my way through the Throne of Glass series this year and was really keen to get back into it. I am also going (yet) another re-read of the Harry Potter Series this year and am finally listening to ‘The Goblet of Fire’ By J.K. Rowling.

I am currently sitting at about 50 pages into ‘The Geography of Lost Things’ By Jessica Brody. I am a lot slower when it comes to reading contemporary books.

I have finished about 10 chapters of ‘The Fever King’ By Victoria Lee. I am really enjoying it and am hoping I can finish it soon.

As someone who loves a Sarah J. Maas book I am flying (by my standards) through ‘Queen of Shadows’ By Sarah J. Maas, already I have read about 250 pages.

‘Harry Potter and the goblet of Fire’ By J.K. Rowling is one that I started a while ago but have picked up again. So I am about 8 chapters into that now.

I am joining in on the #Avengersreadathon2019. Even though I am a week or so late, I absolutely love the idea and love everything Marvel related.

Check out the post on that coming ASAP!