Caitsbooks Reviews The Queens Assassin 2.5 stars

The Queen's Assassin (The Queen's Secret #1) by Melissa de la Cruz – My Expectations Were Way Too High (ARC Review)

All quotes are taken from the ARC and are subject to change.

Overall: 2.5/5 Stars
Characters: 2/5
Setting: 2/5
Writing: 3/5
Plot and Themes: 2.5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 2/5
Review in a Nutshell: This was… disappointing. I had such high hopes- which might have been my own fault- that this book failed to meet. Or really come near.

”Just because it’s a story doesn’t mean it’s not true.”

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// Content Warning: Violence, Death, War Themes, Murder, Imprisonment //

Release Date: 2/4/2020
Publisher: G. P. Putnam’s Sons
Page Count: 384
Premise:

The Queen’s Assassin is the first book in a new fantasy duology by Melissa de la Cruz. It follows two protagonists, one being Caledon Holt, the Queen’s personal assassin, who inherited a blood vow from his father to find a lost magic scroll. The other protagonist is Shadow, a girl who dreams of being an assassin herself, and a member of the Guild like her family. When the two team up on a mission in a neighboring country to root out a plot against the Queen, they find themselves fighting a growing attraction.

“He is the Queen’s Assassin. And no one is safe from his blade.”

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