Friday 20 July 2012

The Assassin's Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke

The Assassin's Curse
By: Cassandra Rose Clarke
Review by: CHRISTY

Ananna of the Tanarau abandons ship when her parents try to marry her off to an allying pirate clan. But that only prompts the scorned clan to send an assassin after her. And when Ananna faces him down one night, armed with magic she doesn't really know how to use, she accidentally activates a curse binding them together. To break the curse, Ananna and the assassin must complete three impossible tasks-all while grappling with evil wizards, floating islands, haughty manticores, runaway nobility, strange magic, and the growing romantic tension between them.

Christy's Review:
If you don't like YA fiction/fantasy, don't buy this book. But if you do, why haven't you already bought this book? Go! Go now!Run to the bookstore or the Kindle store or Nook Book store and snatch up your copy!

This is the best YA FIction/Fantasy I've read in ages. I was hooked from page one. I couldn't put this gem down and I was just flummoxed when I finished it - because I couldn't imagine even trying to pick up and read another book after The Assassin's Curse – I'd just be let down. This book had it all! A great, spitfire heroine, budding romance, great character development and a vibrant fantasy world so full of life that I felt I was experiencing each new place along with the characters. The Assassin's Curse recalls all the spunky determination of Elizabeth Swan in The Pirates of the Caribbean mixed in with a bit of soulful fantasy reminiscent of the Narnia series, add to that the makings of a great romance, and a whole lot of fun.   

Beware, budding YA Fantasy writers, Cassandra Rose Clarke has set the bar high, very high.


  1. This book does not come out until 10/2/12 according to Barnes & Noble.

  2. D'oh!! *Slapsforeheadwithpalm* Okay, looks like I jumped the gun on publishing this review. That's okay - PREORDER!! :)

  3. Hmm, I have this from NetGalley. I'm reading Origin right now and I can't get into it!!! I think I'll start this one tonight. Thanks for the review! I knew this one sounded good!

  4. Ooh, Origin is next up for me - how do you like it? I hope you enjoy Assassin's Curse as much as I did. :)


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