Publisher: Strange Chemistry
Release Date: June 18th, 2013
Series: The Assassin's Curse #1
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Love & Romance, Young Adult
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 enemies from the shadowy world known as the Mists, and Ananna must still face the repercussions of going up against the Pirate Confederation. Together, Naji and Ananna must break the curse, escape their enemies — and come to terms with their growing romantic attraction.
I forgot to take notes
You know a book is an easy read when you forget to take notes for the review. I literally only have half a page, compared to the three quarters to whole page I usually fill. It’s fantastic that I was able to lose myself in the story, especially with how stressed I’ve been, but it makes writing this review hard!
THERE’S A MANTICORE!!! A SASSY, HILARIOUS MANTICORE!! Animal companions always make a story more fun. I really wish she could have stayed in the story longer for more man eating and funny side comments.
I wanted more world exploration
I hope Cassandra Rose Clark gets the opportunity to write more books in this world because I want more! Specifically more of the machine things, the Mists, and all the different types of magic. There are so many things we only caught glimpses of and it wasn’t enough for me.
More romance (and associated angst)
Oh man, I’ve been waiting for my ship to develop some decent romance for so long! AND IT FINALLY HAPPENED!! It took a while though (not a bad thing because slow burn) and was filled with a fair bit of angst and awkwardness. Fortunately it was a tolerable level of angst, though a lot of it would have been eliminated if they could just communicate.
A good conclusion
I really enjoyed how well this duology ended up, especially since this last book is all about a quest to complete three impossible tasks. I love quests! All the loose ends are wrapped up and I’m happy.
THE PIRATE’S WISH was a great conclusion to a fun duology. Pirate’s, assassins, curses, and quests, there was no question that I’d find it enjoyable!
Start The Assassin’s Curse duology yourself!