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

Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4)

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...

Details Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4)

TitleQueen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4)
Release DateSep 1st, 2015
PublisherBloomsbury USA Childrens
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Romance

Reviews Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4)

  • Yonaily
    When my sister told me about an early review that promised really bad things happening to our favorite characters in this installment, I didn't care. I didn't actually think that was true; I trusted SJMAAS. But oh, dear nothing could have prepared me for what I was about to face the moment I picked up this damn book. With this review I'm putting these book down and getting some needed rest. I think we all deserve it after dealing with Aelin and t...
  • Andreea Pop
    “Maybe the world should burn.” Epicness. That's the only word I can think of to describe Queen of Shadows in order to encompass its complexity and awesomeness, because while I loved Throne of Glass and Crown of Midnight blew my mind away and Heir of Fire broke my heart into teensy tiny pieces, neither of those installments felt as grand as this one -- worlds collided, debts were paid and a queen rose to her glory. “Let’s go rattle the s...
  • Emily May
    Many people know how I have felt about the books of this series. That I enjoyed the light, fluffy Throne of Glass. That I absolutely loved Crown of Midnight. That Heir of Fire was a slow, plodding disappointment. Did I like Queen of Shadows more than its predecessor? Yes.Do I think it's a fantastic book? No.Do I think you should read it? Well, it depends. It depends on whether you are committed enough to this series and these characters to read 6...
  • Wendy Darling
    Hey! I made a set of 10 QUEEN OF SHADOWS DIY tattoos you can download for free here: http://www.themidnightgarden.net/2015... There is a giveaway for 2 QOS tote bags + books as well.Kim and I will also be doing a joint review discussion on the blog soon. I'm refraining from responding to further comments on this review space for the time being while I collect my thoughts, but I thank you guys so much for the discussion and passion for these books...
  • ly
    Updated: September 30th. This is my opinion, my review and if you don't like it, I don't care.#CHAOLWESTFALLDEFENSESQUAD-------------------------------------------------------------------------I FEEL BETRAYED.At first, I wanted to write a long, very long review about Queen of Fanfiction but then i tought Why sould I waste my time? It's not worth it. This thing.. i call it "thing" because for me QoS is not a book, it's a very poorly written f...
  • Sasha Alsberg
    SO GOOD. SO FREAKING GOOD.NOT JUST GOOD BUT GREAT.GAHHHHHHHHHP.E.R.F.E.C.T.I.O.NI read Queen of Shadows back in June but could not say anything about it (not even that I had it!). But now I can and let me tell you, Sarah has done it again! I LOVED QoS, so beautiful, bloody and outstanding. OH and...ROWAN...SWOON!!! 5/5 stars of course!
  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)
    BRB CRYING FOREVER. This book was a wild ride! While I loved this book, I did feel like the characterization within this book was a bit off. That's the main reason I didn't give this 5 stars. Other than that I was thoroughly happy with what went down in this story, even if certain things didn't go the way I wanted them to. GIVE ME BOOK 5 NOW. K THANKS.
  • Nick
    you freaking perfect piece of literature
  • Christine Riccio
  • Regan
    Oh my god. Perfection.
  • Rachel (APCB Reviews)
    Post-reading: WOW. No words for this book. 95% love for this book, but the first 300 pages had issues I can't deny. But overall I just love love love how the plot developed! Full review:Check out my review @ A Perfection Called Books**Spoilers from previous books. Slight QoS spoilers about romance.Throne of Glass has been one of my favorite series for a few years now, so I've been impatiently waiting for Queen of Shadows and building the expectat...
  • Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
    ”When you shatter the chains of this world and forge the next, remember that art is as vital as food to a kingdom. Without it, a kingdom is nothing, and will be forgotten by time.”If you read any of my updates I’m sure you’ll already know how I feel about this book. To say it was better than its predecessors would probably be the understatement of the century so all I’ll say is that Sarah once again surpassed herself.
  • Katerina
    “But she was her own champion now.” Brutal and magnificent. A force of nature. How else can I describe a book about witches, demons and dark lords, fae queens and warriors, possessed princes, rebels and whores?Queen of Shadows deserves more than 5 stars. Queen of Shadows rattles the stars. “She was a whirling cloud of death, a queen of shadows, and these men were already carrion.” The fire-breathing bitch-queen is back. Ready to gather...
  • Maggi
    01/28/16 Everyone is lowering their 2-stars rating to one star, and tbh I completely agree, this is not worth two stars.***times I broke down and cried: 5times I screamed and cussed at the book: 38fucks I give about this series right now: 0 Let’s start this review a bit different. Let’s think of an alternative title for it… how about… I don’t know… "HOW TO RUIN A CHARACTER AND HIS DEVELOPMENT THROUGH 3 MOTHERFUCKING BOOKS IN ONE BOOK"...
  • Claudia Ramírez
    2.5 stars...Okay okay okay so... THIS BOOK. I'm so conflicted, I hated half of the things that happened but loved the other half! I was going to let myself give it 5 stars just for the AWESOME ending (overall the whole second part of the book was AMAZING), but the first part was unbearable! I believe it took me one week to finish it, while the second part I read it only in one day because OMGITWASSOAMAZING and I couldn't stop. BUT YES, the first ...
  • Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)
    This one takes a close 2nd to Crown of Midnight as my favourite in the series. So so SO good!
  • Kiki
    I'm removing my review and writing a new one, because since I've started this reread, BOY have my feelings changed!
  • Giovanna
    Edit: I've been wondering about these two stars. So...changing it to 1. Maas just sticks to her pattern of making characters OOC and Manon isn't enough to redeem this...thing. I can't even call it a book anymore. *if you comment please be civil. I've already had enough bad discussions about this and my patience has a limit. I've already seen enough of "why are they complaining, QoS is perfect." Everyone can have their own opinion, please respect ...
  • Warda
    My 4th reread and each reread solidifies my love for this series even more. It still has the ability to make me feel everything. Each characters struggle in this book, this series, is poignant and relevant and relatable and the way all of their storylines have beautifully intertwined is pure magic. The friendships formed warm my heart. The females especially were incredible. Sarah J Maas has created pure magic. I’m going to love these books to ...
  • Angela
    "Do you think monsters are born or made?" I just... I just... I can't... I just don't know what to say. Celaena is coming for everything they said she couldn't have. Game of Thrones meets Batman. That's what the Throne of Glass series is... and yes it's as epic as that sounds. Sarah J. does it again. Another stunning build of a book. This review is going to be so hard to write. I want to gush. I want to scream. I want to rage about this book, bu...
  • Miranda Reads
    I am so impressed with this series. She was fire, and light, and ash, and embers. She was Aelin Fireheart, and she bowed for no one and nothing, save the crown that was hers by blood and survival and triumph. I honestly cannot remember the last time when a series was so consistently good. It's the fourth book and yet the story and the characters feel as fresh as the first. Aelin Galathynius has returned and her life as Celaena Sardothien is a par...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Re-read on audio. Still awesome and still loving the narrator of the books ❤MIND BLOWNSooooooooooooo, I loved this book! I was a little iffy there because I wasn't sure if Rowan was going to be in it but it's all good :-) Celaena/Aelin has returned to Rifthold. She's trying to sneak in undercover. She has a little bit of a different look for a bit. A little bit of hair dye goes a long way, but most people knows who she is. She is back to save h...
  • Khurram
    I loved this book. The books in this series just seem to get bigger and better. This book is 600 + pages but every page is good and well done. My only complaint is that I would have like more details about the fights more blow for blow account not that "they were already carrion, when she drew her blades". True this would probably take the page count well into the 1000s but I would not mind if it was a well written as the rest of the book. I have...
  • Val ⚓️ Shameless, Skanky & Bitchy ⚓️
    4.5 StarsDefinitely my favorite in the series so far...which surprised me what with how long it was and how long it took me to read it. I usually finish books I am loving within a day or two and this one took me almost a week. But, life happens and I haven't had as much time to dedicate to reading these days. Anyway, that's besides the point and interesting to, well, no one. Moving on. I really loved all the character interactions and dynamics go...
  • Alana • thebookishchick
    WHAT EVEN WAS MY LIFE WITHOUT THIS BOOK?!?!?Oh right, it was nothing. My life was trash before this book. Actual trash. “Let's go rattle the stars” Hands down this was my favorite book from the series so far, none of the other books even came close to this one. I HAVE NOT KNOWN LOVE UNTIL I MET THIS BOOK. I don't even know how to form a coherent review on this. So sorry in advance because this is mainly just going to be a jumbled mess of me t...
  • Steph Sinclair
    By far, the best book in the series yet. Review to come.
  • Jamie (The Perpetual Page-Turner)
    Initial thoughts upon finishing - 8/22RIP me.Cause of death: brain just exploding from the brilliance that was this book. I don't even know how she does it but OMG I'm shaking right now from how perfect this was and how much I love these characters. A LITTLE DISORIENTED TBH.Direct thy wyverns to a bookstore immediately on Sept 1, buy the book and ignore the world!!! Seriously. Ask my husband how much he has spoken to me in the past 24 hours. REAL...
  • Maureen
    3.5/5 StarsVIDEO REVIEW [there is a tiny non spoilery section for those who have read the rest of the TOG series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKhox...I HAVE FINISHED THE BEAST.I really really enjoyed this, though it definitely was not my fave. A lot of things were not done as well as they could have been (so sad to say that) BUT THAT LAST 100 PAGES MAAAAAN. So good.There were a lot of things that surprised me, a lot of things I loved, and a f...