The Pirate's Wish (The Assassin's Curse, #2) by Cassandra Rose Clarke

The Pirate's Wish (The Assassin's Curse, #2)

After setting out to break the curse that binds them together, the pirate Ananna and the assassin Naji find themselves stranded on an enchanted island in the north with nothing but a sword, their wits, and the secret to breaking the curse: complete three impossible tasks. With the help of their friend Marjani and a rather unusual ally, Ananna and Naji make their way south again, seeking what seems to be beyond their reach.Unfortunately, Naji has ...

Details The Pirate's Wish (The Assassin's Curse, #2)

TitleThe Pirate's Wish (The Assassin's Curse, #2)
Release DateJun 18th, 2013
PublisherStrange Chemistry
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Romance, Magic, Adventure, Pirates

Reviews The Pirate's Wish (The Assassin's Curse, #2)

  • Rachel E. Carter
    It’s a love story. It’s not a love story. It’s… oh, who cares what it is, it was beautiful.Thank you Cassandra Clarke.Now. Let me praise you for taking this creepy beastling (thank you Merlin on BBC for this nightmare):And turning her into this:The manticore is now my favorite fantasy sidekick of all time, second only to Lord Rikash the Stormwing (from Tamora Pierce’s Wild Magic series).There was even more action, adventure, and general...
  • Catie
    Above all else, this is a pretty satisfying conclusion to a story that began not so long ago with one runaway pirate bride on a camel. I thought I would have to wait a whole year to find out how the dreaded Assassin’s Curse was dealt with, but lo – the internet is generous to me. I read this book in about four noncontiguous hours of metro riding and would have happily holed up with it somewhere if I’d had the chance. It was a quick, enjoyab...
  • Kaya
    So disappointing. I was convinced that after the Assassin's Curse, which has had so much potential, the story would only go upwards. I was painfully wrong. The plot was resolved ridiculously easy and the relationship was absurdly forced. And why is no one talking about the mental abuse Naji had suffered from Ananna?There are boons/wishes granted, few pirate fights, manticore royalty, gay queens, a lot of unnecessary teenage angst, whining, oh and...
  • Maureen
    3.75/5 stars I really really enjoyed this Duology. It's not without its problems and issues, but overall it was wonderful!
  • Navessa
    I enjoyed this book. I enjoyed this book IMMENSELY. You know a book is good when you try to think of how to do it justice in a review and all you can come up with is something like this:Since I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review I’ll try to abstain from that and use actual words to describe its epicness.The first book, The Assassin's Curse, ends with our main character, Ananna, stranded on the spooky, mist shrouded Isles of the ...
  • Lia
    You people! Yes, I am back.It is finally time for me to review The Pirate's Wish. I cannot hide that I was a teeny tiny bit disappointed in this book: while it was still highly enjoyable, it lacked that extra something that made me love The Assassin's Curse so much. And yet, this duology is definitely what I would recommend for an entertaining and engaging read, and I look forward to reading more of Ms. Clarke's work. This series reminded me slig...
  • Jasprit
    Cover update! Isn't it gorgeous?
  • Katie
    The Assassin's Curse was one of my favorite books I read last year. It blew me away with its originality and creativity, and it had me wishing there were pirates and assassins in every YA high fantasy. So when Strange Chemistry emailed me about digital copies of The Pirate's Wish on NetGalley, I freaked out. I NEEDED this book to be good. And it so was!Cassandra Rose Clarke has written two books that are crazy original. A lot of high fantasy (spe...
  • Keertana
    Rating: 2.5 StarsIt seems to be a trend this year that every series finale disappoints me, in one way or another. As such, it was probably foolish of me to expect any better from The Pirate's Wish, but I did. I had high expectations for this novel - very high expectations - and while I certainly enjoyed the quick read it provided, it isn't the memorable novel that its predecessor was. And, frankly, I think this conclusion could have been better -...
  • Norah Una Sumner
    4,5 starsWho would've guessed that I'm going to love this book so much? Yes,it had many flaws but I don't know...I just really felt the pain the characters where in and the story was really interesting.I kind of got really attached to Ananna,even though I didn't like her that much in the first part of this duology.Marjani and the Manticore were fantastic supporting characters and I loved Ananna's parents too.I love the way Naji is portrayed - he ...
  • Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
    While I wasn’t the biggest fan of The Assassin’s Curse, not even close, I was still very much looking forward to The Pirate’s Wish. If there’s one thing I admire about Clarke, it’s that you never know what to expect with one of her books. She takes risks and they usually pay off. Compared to The Assassin’s Curse, The Pirate’s Wish showed significant improvement in narrative structure. While the first book started had a promising sta...
  • Cee (The Mistress Case)
    Assassins aren't scared of gifs – a review for pure fun by CeeAnanna played by Rachel Weisz- I thought about The Mummy a lot because of the desert in The Assassin's Curse. The Pirate's Wish is more about the ships and sea. Real pirate stuff.- The difference between Eve and Ananna is that Eve is totally badass.Naji played by Sebastain Stan- I kept picturing the Winter Soldier as Naji haha- THE MASK. THE MASK.Even though there is more of this . ....
  • Ronak Gajjar
    To be honest, I had none because of disastrous part one! This one has even more weaker points which I suppose I have to list down. *sighs*Weak villainous aspects - Check!Concoction of science fiction + mythological beasts + magic realism + forced romance - Check!LANGUAGE! - Check! (**I seriously struggled through it!)Totally vague surprising elements -Check!(view spoiler)[Imagine speaking sharks! Yeah! You got the picture, oh also the Manticore (...
  • Catriona (LittleBookOwl)
    I plan on doing a series review! AHHHHH it was so good!
  • Mel
    I forgot to review this so I will do it while this is still fresh in my mind.I am so in love with this duology. I just adored it dearly. The writing in this one felt easier and better than in the first book but man oh man I love this series!!I just have nothing more to say honestly it's such a fun action packed series about a pirate and an assassin.4 stars only though because I don't like how convenient the resolution to this story was. (view spo...
  • Ylenia
    *3.5 stars*Ugh, I wanted more. This book had the same problems of the first one (don't want to repeat myself, here's the review) but I ended up enjoying the story a little bit more.The ending wasn't totally satisfying (let's say the whole book wasn't totally satisfying), I wanted an epilogue or something like that. Like "10 years later...". I wanted MORE. More Ananna. More Naji. More adventures.
  • Yodamom
    I really enjoyed the Main Character, she was snarky, loud with the mouth of a sailor and she can bring it in a fight.The story had romance, humor, realistic believable characters, magic and unique worlds. The ending was a little too neat but that was really the only flaw for me.I missed much of the back story behind these characters, having not read book 1. There was a brief review but I want to know the story better. I will reread this after rea...
  • Maggie ☘ (Reader in Wonderland)
    “That don't make sense."“Of course not,” he said. “It's magic.” So... As it happens, my favourite character in this whole book ended up being a manticore. Huge terrifying beast with the personality of royally spoiled kitten. I seriously adored her! “She gave me one of her sharp smiles and turned back to the sea. “It is strange, living with humans. But I am growing used to it.”“I thought you lived with humans on the Island of the...
  • Stuti (Turmeric isn't your friend. It will fly your ship
    Warning: Many teasers in the review.I have some very conflicting feelings about this book. The rational side of my mind says,"That is so expended" but the reader in me snarls back in contempt,"That's what makes it so awesomesauce. Using so many cliches and still managing to produce a very, very fine book is the mark of some fairly clever author skills." And my final verdict is to kick out the annoying rational side. I did have problems with this ...
  • Experiment BL626
    CAUTION: spoilersBook 2 wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be after reading a negative review. Make no mistake. The book was bad, but it was not insufferably bad. I credit my endurance to my love of manga.+ the charactersAnanna was a complete brat. I went from liking her in book 1 to hating her in book 2 in one second. She showed no appreciation for the food Naji brought to her, the concern he showed for her, or protection he provided for her....
  • majo
    Este libro es todo lo que quise y MÁS. Tuve problemas con algunas partes del desenlace de la historia, que me parecieron muy convenientes y muy extrañas (y por eso no le puse 5 estrellas) pero en general, me gustó muchísimo. AMÉ el final feliz no tan feliz que tienen los protagonistas porque siento que era lo que tenía que pasar. Naji y Ananna son unos personajes increíbles y me encantan todas las aventuras que tuvieron que pasar para pode...
  • mith
    you can find this review on my blog!---(hi so this is a review of both books, and i would post under the bind up version of this book... but i read the old editions so. yeah.)---Beware, there will be spoilers for both books.I've had The Assassin's Curse on my goodreads TBR for what seemed like eons. It sounded like the perfect fantasy: pirates and assassins and curses. Like, I was sold. It might have taken me approximately 6 years (holy shit?) to...
  • Lisbeth Avery {Domus Libri}
    I should have expected this book to be bad. It's not like I ever love sequels or the final book in a series as much as I love the first book. They're often not worth the wait in any shape or fashion. But for some crazy and illogical reason, I did expect THE PIRATE'S WISH to be as enjoyable as THE ASSASSIN'S CURSE, if not even better. Instead, it failed me in many aspects.The story takes place only a few days after the events of THE PIRATE'S CURSE...
  • Elena
    Quick thoughts: Ahhhh I didn't want this to end! :( Having read so many raving reviews about this book I had reasonably high expectations and they were DEFINITELY met! This second and sadly (but at the same time fortunately!) last installment was fantastic! The characters were, again, hilarious and their story was downright entertaining.I couldn't put this book down!
  • Denisse
    So fun. Loved the ending. ;) No tengo mucho que decir salvo que me gusto. No perdió el sentido de aventura del primero y la interacción Ananna-Naji fue mucho mejor! El final fue muy bonito aunque algo extraño.Y se lee muy rápido y la historia fluye correctamente. Recomendada la duologia para quienes quieren leer algo ligero pero bueno y con un toque mágico.
  • Jessie
    Actual rating: 2.5 starsSpoilers below. Ananna: Unfortunately, she was pretty annoying in this book. What happened to her? All she thinks about is Naji, and I'm freaking tired of it. What's up with the sudden "I love you"s? I thought she only *liked* him in TAC. Ugh. Despite that, she kept on whining about loads of stuff, for example, Naji doesn't love me back, Marjani should be asking about the starstones, Naji doesn't want me, Naji this, Naji t...
  • Jennifer
    This book was so much better than the first in the series! Things I loved:-lesbian couple-discussion of women's ability to please herself with out a man (sexually, but also just in general)-more romance/chemistry between the two main characters-more excitement/action The ending was a little bitter sweet but completely plausible and just generally a nice closing to the story. If you read The Assassin's Curse and thought "meh", I urge you to contin...
  • Eunice Moral
    It’s like eating a stuffed-crust pizza, every bit of it is soooooo good. I started reading The Pirate’s Wish with the smallest of expectation. The first book the Assassin’s Curse left me welling up with too much frustration over the male protagonist – Naji. I could very well remember how my eyes rolled so much. He needs to redeem himself on book 2 or else I will definitely lose it. So I approached this second book with trepidation, cauti...
  • inga
    The Pirate's Wish was one of my most anticipated reads of 2013. And I'm thrilled to say, it did not disappoint and was everything and more than I had hoped it would be.A novel can pretty much rise and fall for me depending on my relationship with the main characters. Do I like them? Can I sympathize with them? Do I relate to them? Do they get to me? Considering Ananna is a pirate, and I love pirates (in fiction) to death, that pretty much sealed ...