Monday, August 22, 2016

Review: The Assassin's Curse (The Assassin's Curse #1) by Cassandra Rose Clarke

Title: The Assassin's Curse (The Assassin's Curse #1)
Author: Cassandra Rose Clarke
Published by: Strange Chemistry
Released: 2012
Source: Library

Summary: Ananna of Tanarau, Pirate Princess, wants nothing more than her own ship and crew to sail the seas. Instead, she's being forced into a marriage to the son of the Hariri Clan. Ananna is not one to go meekly, she is a pirate after all. So Ananna makes a dashing getaway on a camel. Unfortunately, the Hariri Clan doesn't appreciate the insult and sends a Shadow Assassin after her. The Assassin eventually catches up to Ananna, and fortunately, he doesn't kill her. Unfortunately, she ends up being bound to this Assassin through an Impossible Curse. Now Ananna is stuck with Naji, on a journey to break themselves of this curse.
My Thoughts: I really enjoyed this. It was a lot of fun. Our main character Ananna is sassy, spunky, and tough. Naji is a man of mystery and danger. Having two such different personalities stuck together was fun. In a small way, it reminded me of reading books by Tamora Pierce, that same feeling.
My favorite parts of this book were probably the characters, getting to know them and watching them form a friendship. Sometimes the world could get a little confusing, and the different types of magic weren't always well explained.
This was just a fun, adventure story. It had pirates, assassins, camels, and magic. I need to read the next book soon to see how everything ends, and because the first book didn't really conclude. If you want a book that's just fun, then The Assassin's Curse just might be the one for you.
Pirates and Assassins? Sold! I'm in.

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