Review: The Queen’s Assassin by Melissa de la Cruz

Book Review

The Queen's Assassin
The Queen’s Assassin
by Melissa de la Cruz
(The Queen’s Secret #1)
Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
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Caledon Holt is the Kingdom of Renovia’s deadliest weapon. No one alive can best him in brawn or brains, which is why he’s the Guild’s most dangerous member and the Queen’s one and only assassin. He’s also bound to the Queen by an impossible vow–to find the missing Deian Scrolls, the fount of all magical history and knowledge, stolen years ago by a nefarious sect called the Aphrasians.

Shadow has been training all her life to follow in the footsteps of her mother and aunts–to become skilled enough to join the ranks of the Guild. Though magic has been forbidden since the Aphrasian uprising, Shadow has been learning to control her powers in secret, hoping that one day she’ll become an assassin as feared and revered as Caledon Holt.

When a surprise attack brings Shadow and Cal together, they’re forced to team up as assassin and apprentice to hunt down a new sinister threat to Renovia. But as Cal and Shadow grow closer, they’ll uncover a shocking web of lies and secrets that may destroy everything they hold dear. With war on the horizon and true love at risk, they’ll stop at nothing to protect each other and their kingdom in this stunning first novel in the Queen’s Secret series.

What I thought
I was sent a copy of this book from Megan Beatie Communications for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

I am always sold on a good assassin story especially if it is written by an author that I have enjoyed in the past.

This was an easy read for me.  I  really enjoyed Cal and Shadow and how they interacted with each other.  Cal does keep reminding himself that he is the Queen’s Assassin and it is for that reason that he has sworn off a family, however, I think this may be the first time his resolve has ever been tested.  Yes, the reminding is a little over the top but that seems to be the only thing that is keeping him on track.

The only reason that I did not give this 5 stars is that I guessed one of the big reveals in the beginning and didn’t realize that it was going to be a reveal until it happened.  However, knowing what I did, did not take away from the story at all I kinda understood more of where one of the characters was coming from throughout the story.

I loved the way that this book ended it gives me so much hope for what is to come in the next book. Goodreads says that it will be out this fall and I would be so happy if that is true.

My Rating: /54.5 stars

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9 thoughts on “Review: The Queen’s Assassin by Melissa de la Cruz

  1. I’m not sure if this is my sort of book or not. I don’t usually read fantasy. However, in these strange times of Coronavirus, maybe we all need to indulge in something like this to take our minds off the real world for a while.
    Thank you for visiting my ‘new’ blog. I’m glad you found me ok! Mx

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  2. I am trying to broaden my genre horizons and this sounds like a fun book to get into. I have heard about this author before, maybe it is time to try one of her books. Nice review Mary.

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