by Sarah J. Maas
I didn’t have a lot of expectations when I started reading this book and even though I had heard a lot of great stuff about it, I tried not to get affected by that. I also had no idea what the book was about when I began, except that the main character was an assassin. Towards the end of the book, I was really happy that I had not read the synopsis or any reviews of the book since that made it more exciting in a way.
Overall, I think this book is really good and it’s definitely worth reading. I can also see why it’s such a popular series. However, I did find it to be a bit slow at times. There wasn’t really a lot of things going on and most pages seemed to me nothing but beautiful descriptions of everything from falling leaves to starlit skies. But Sarah J. Maas’ beautiful writing is also what makes it all worth it, and even if I felt like I wanted more twists and turns and action, her writing made me keep reading all the way to the end.
It wasn’t one of those books I struggled to put down and I never felt like I just had to keep reading because I was so eager to know what was going to happen, which is a bit disappointing. I haven’t read one of those books in a very long time and I wanted this to be like that. This was a book I enjoyed reading because of the writing style and the way Sarah J. Maas can make magic with her words.
The main character Celeana is fun and strong and I like her. Still, I think she sometimes is a bit too weak and whiny though. I get why a young woman would be like that, but the most famous assassin? Not so much.
So, this is a book I can highly recommend for anyone to read. It’s masterfully written, had an interesting plot and great characters.
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