The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas

The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas; 435 pages

So I’ve decided to do mini reviews for each story so bear with me for this review! 

The Assassin and the Pirate Lord

Summary: Celaena and Sam are sent to meet with Captain Rolfe, lord of the pirates. After Celaena finds out why they are there she is none too happy about the reason. 

My thoughts: Celaena was badass as always and so arrogant but that’s what I like about her. I loved finally getting to meet Sam. And I loved all the action packed into this short story! 

Rating: 5/5 stars

The Assassin and the Healer

Summary: Celaena is sent away to train after her run in with the pirate lord. Along the way she meets a young Healer named Yrene. 

My thoughts: I loved having part of this story told from Yrene’s perspective. It was nice seeing Celaena through a strangers eyes. It was also nice seeing Celaena helping someone. 

Rating: 5/5 stars

The Assassin and the Desert

Summary: Celaena has finally arrived in the Red Desert where she is to train with the Silent Assassins. With only a month before she must return to Rifthold, Celaena must gain the Master’s approval and get him to train her. 

My thoughts: I loved all the character development you see with Celaena in this story. She is such a different person from the first story to now. I also loved the new characters and I’m really hoping we get to see some of them later in the actual story. I would love to see one or two of them return. 

Rating: 5/5 stars

The Assassin and the Underworld

Summary: Celaena is back at the Assassin’s Keep and Arobynn is more than apologetic. With a new mission for Celaena, Arobynn sends her to assassinate a man looking to establish a slave trade in Rifthold. 

My thoughts: I thought Celaena seemed a little naive in this story. She lets Arobynn shower her in gifts and just accepts his mission like he’s a changed man. I did see the plot twist coming from a mile away. And thank god Celaena and Sam are finally together! The waiting was killing me. 

Rating: 4/5 stars

The Assassin and the Empire

Summary: Celaena and Sam are ready to leave Rifthold. But they don’t have the money. When a client offers them an incredible amount of money to take out a gang Lord and his sadistic second, they can’t say no. 

My thoughts: I was a little bored reading this one because I knew how it was going to end and omg Celaena’s arrogance! She was so naive!

Rating: 4/5 stars

Overall rating: 4.5/5 stars

Goodreads Challenge: 42/105

Books in the Wild Challenge: A book that was a gift 

Next review: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas

8 thoughts on “The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas

  1. I loved this novella bind up a lot. I also loved Sam. I am half way through the first book but set it down and haven’t picked back up in months. I wasn’t in the mind space to read it then but this reviewed reminded me that it could be fun to try again. Great review.

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      1. I want to get to it for sure mostly because everyone says that Crown of Midnight is the best book in the series. So if I push through I can get there and hopefully its awesome considering I own all her books LOL

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      2. I definitely thought Crown of Midnight was better and I really enjoyed Heir of Fire too! I’m looking forward to reading Queen of Shadows in June because I can’t wait to see what happens next!

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      3. I heard a lot of mix reviews on Heir Of Fire but the line is drawn in the sand on those who love or hate Queen of Shadows. I wanna weight in on that but I need to get past book one LOL. I am also dying to start ACOTAR as well so that I can get to their sequels that everyone says are much better than that first book too. I guess SJM is not that great at the first books of her series but she know how to make you keep coming back for more with the sequels.

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      4. I think it’s so funny that people say that because the first book by her that I read was ACOTAR and I absolutely loved it. It’s the only reason I picked up Throne of Glass and I loved that too …. I do agree that ACOMAF and ACOWAR were a lot better but I didn’t think the first book was bad … I’m not really picky with what I read and I’m not hyper critical either which I think helps. I don’t really care if my review don’t go into serious analysis, half the time I’m so engrossed I miss things I could talk about later and I’ll miss good quotes … I think people have a tendency to be too critical sometimes, especially when it comes to really popular series. I’m just kinda whatever about what I read lol I don’t think I’ve given a book lower than a 3 star review ever.

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      5. I am not that super critical either in my reviews either which is why I am willing to give it a chance. I wanted to start with TOG before ACOTAR because I have a feeling that if I start with ACOTAR first I may not come back to TOG LOL

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