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Review: The Assassin's Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke

Saturday, October 13, 2012
The Assassin's Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke
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Strange Chemistry, 320 pages
Release Date: October 2, 2012
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Powell's

Ananna of the Tanarau abandons ship when her parents try to marry her off to an allying pirate clan: she wants to captain her own boat, not serve as second-in-command to her handsome yet clueless fiance. But her escape has dire consequences when she learns the scorned clan has sent an assassin after her.
And when the assassin, Naji, finally catches up with her, things get even worse. Ananna inadvertently triggers a nasty curse — with a life-altering result. Now Ananna and Naji are forced to become uneasy allies as they work together to break the curse and return their lives back to normal. Or at least as normal as the lives of a pirate and an assassin can be.

The story of The Assassin’s Curse begins when Ananna runs away from her arranged marriage. It took me a while to warm up to Ananna. She came off a bit arrogant, but as the story continued, I began to see her grow into her responsibilities. What I loved most about her was her ability to respond to anything and everything. She wasn’t afraid to speak her mind.

Before her encounter with the assassin, a strange women gave her potions that was said to help her. Not knowing the full extent of the magic, things went wary and resulted with Ananna becoming attached to her assassin due to his curse. Naji, the assassin, and Ananna were constantly butting heads while on their search to break the curse. It was interesting to see the change in their attitudes about each other as they continued their journey.

There were many parts in the story in which I wanted more detail. I enjoy fast-paced stories, but the days moved so fast that I lost track of how many days have passed.

The Assassin’s curse told a great story with many adventures and strange character encounters. I will definitely be waiting on the next novel.
3.5 out of 5

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you enjoyed this one. I just finished reading it earlier today and loved it. I found myself taking awhile to warm up to Ananna too but I loved Naji right away. Great review! :]


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