Book Review: Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4) by Sarah J Maas

  • ISIN: 9781619636040
  • Genre: Fantasy fiction / YA
  • Publishers: Bloomsbury
  • Price: Rs. 399/- ( I got the book from the publisher for a review)
The queen has returned.

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.

The fourth volume in the New York Times bestselling series continues Celaena’s epic journey and builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world.

Behind The book


About the author

Sarah J. Maas is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series (Queen of Shadows, Book 4, will be out in September 2015), as well as the A Court of Thorns and Roses series (out 5/5/15).

Sarah lives in Bucks County, PA, and over the years, she has developed an unhealthy appreciation for Disney movies and bad pop music. She adores fairy tales and ballet, drinks too much tea, and watches an ungodly amount of TV. When she's not busy writing, she can be found exploring the historic and beautiful Pennsylvania countryside with her husband and canine companion.

Me thinks

Okay one honest confession before we move ahead with the review - I usually avoid fantasy fiction and YA for a single reason. Having grown up on Harry Potter I feel nothing can match its magic and hence never even tried reading it. But when this book came for review I was intrigued by the whole series, googled it and then started reading the book.

To say I was impressed would be wrong. I was completely floored. I went back feeling like a teenager who used to forget food, sleep and the whole world when reading the latest HP series. I have cried with them and laughed with them, this book reminded of that thrill and joy I had enjoyed back then.

The author's writing is flawless so to speak and yes she has ensured now I go back to reading the whole series.  The characters, the plot everything was just perfect. Though I have not read any of the previous works for me to warm up to any of those characters and feel emotionally about them, some scenes did give me goose bumps. The execution of the plot is very nicely done leaving not a single dull moment in the book.

Would I recommend it? Oh yes I recommend the whole series! Don't miss this one at any cost. 

Foodie Verdict

This book is like nylon khaman - sweet, spicy, tangy, soft and melts in the mouth.



  1. This is my 'currently obsessing over' series :P
    You have to read rest of the books too! Soon


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