“Waiting On” Wednesdays: Queen of Shadows

Waiting on Wednesdays

Waiting on Wednesdays is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming book releases that we are excited for.


Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4) by Sarah J. Maas

Hardcover, 648 pages
Publication Date: Sept. 1st, 2015
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
ISBN: 9781619636040
Add it: To your TBR Pile or your “Want to Read” list on Goodreads.

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.

I sort of want to make this reasoning just one big long “YEEEEEEESSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!” but that would be pretty obnoxious. Though I’m not really sure what I can say to properly describe my excitement and anticipation for this next book. If you’ve read the series so far, than you most likely know exactly what I’m feeling. But if you’re not a fantasy fan, or if you started but didn’t like or keep up with the series, I wouldn’t know how to sway you to give it another shot. It’s just wonderful, and each book gets (somehow) better than the last. I love the character of Celaena/Aelin, and find her to be one of the most complex and fascinating characters I’ve ever read. The supporting cast of characters is also magnificent. I’m all tingling on the tips of my toes to see what happens if/when she finally meets her cousin after all these years, will her relationship with Chaol survive, whether or not we will get to see Rowan (please, pretty please, I hope so!!), as well as what’s going to happen with Dorian. I’m so afraid for him, because let’s face it, Maas is not afraid to cut your legs (or your emotions) out from under you. But she’s always delivered before, so I have no doubt this will knock my socks off!

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What are you waiting for this week?

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