The Queen’s Assassin

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The only thing Shadow wants is to join the guild, but her mother and aunts have other plans; they want her to serve as a lady of the court. Caledon Holt is the Queen’s assassin. He wants nothing more than to complete his father’s vow and be free to have his own life. After saving Shadow’s life, for better or for worse, they are thrown together as assassin and apprentice. Together they search for the truth before it’s too late and a war begins.

By the time I got to about the tenth chapter I was finally starting to enjoy The Queen’s Assassin. The plot itself is intriguing and good, but the characters start off shallow, and information is repeated only a couple pages after it was said the first time. Shadow and Cal fall in love in about two days while hating each other at the same time. Some people may like this kind of romance, but I didn’t enjoy it and have a hard time believing they can truly love and respect each other. The ending plot twist was not very surprising, but it also wasn’t foreshadowed or hinted at all.

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Author Melissa de la Cruz
Star Count 3.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 384 pages
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Publish Date 2020-02-04
ISBN 9780525515913
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Issue May 2020
Category Young Adult


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