Saturday, March 16, 2013

Review: The Assassin's Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke




3.5 stars

Looking for a fun fantasy read? Look no further, because The Assassin’s Curse got everything you want: fantasy, magic, assassin, and camel in a package! Yes, ladies and gentlemen. Camel! Ever heard of runaway bride? Sure you have. Ever heard of a runaway bride who steals a camel to pursue her dream of having her own pirate ship? Bet you’ve never.

The Assassin’s Curse is, as it suggests, an entertaining read. Things are crazy in this book that I couldn’t help but giggled all the time. Through a series of events, Annana the runaway bride saves life of an assassin who is ordered to kill her, Naji. Because of his vow in the past, Naji is forced to serve her now. Both of them want to break this curse that binds them together, but as time progresses, Annana starts thinking… maybe it won’t be so bad to be together all the time?

Oh my, I love Annana. An admirable heroine, she’s just what you ask from a pirate princess. She’s strong-willed, persistent, and of course: a healthy amount of stubbornness! Leila, Naji's ex-lover, is surely a character to hate. What a witch. (literally and figuratively) I don’t know what Naji sees in her, despite of Leila’s beauty. I instantly shared Annana’s dislike toward her the moment she is introduced in the book. I’m really hoping for more romance in the following book, because Annana and Naji can share some intimate moments! Watching them fight all the time is amusing, but I would very much like to see more sparks fly between those two. :)

Comical and entertaining, The Assassin’s Curse is recommended to those who wouldn’t mind slow pacing story and evil ex-girlfriend. The misadventures of Annana and Naji would not fail to crack you up, I promise.

"I have to protect you now." The words came out in a rush, like he was embarrassed to say 'em. I woulda been.

"What? Why?"

"You saved my life. That's how it works."
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I rate this book:
 Four cups of tea. Amazing! Love the book, it’s simply awesome. I love the tea flavor!  A strong recommendation.

10 comments:

  1. The evil ex girlfriend is someone we all love to hate. This sounds like a really cute story. For some reason it makes me think of Aladdin! It's unusual to have fantasy stories taking place with camels instead of dragons!

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  2. I really can't wait to get a copy from this book. Pirate princess and assassins :D What more can you ask for? Annana sounds great!

    Mel@thedailyprophecy.

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  3. This was such an excitingly different read! I did struggle with some things, Naji especially, but I really loved Annana and I have a strong feeling the sequel will be even better. Both covers are so gorgeous, which is a definite plus.
    Lovely review, my dear. :)

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  4. Your right I've never heard of a runaway bride who steals a camel to pursue her dream of having a pirate ship, haha! This book sounds really unique and full of adventure! I'm glad you thought Annana was a strong heroine, those are always the best kind to read about. Lovely review Hilda!!! +D

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  5. Well...now I have heard of a runaway bride who steals a camel to pursue her dreams! XD But if you are talking about before you reviewed this book then.....no. XD But Annana and Naji! Their romance seems so adorable! And you gave us that teaser of a quote. I need this book. You making me jealous of how awesome it spews through your equally awesome review. ^^

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  6. I've been reading positive reviews of this since it came out, I really should have read it by now! I love that it made you laugh :)

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  7. Yay I have so much love for this book too Hilda! I think what took me by surprise was how much I ended up loving it! I can't wait for the next installment! Lovely review hun! :)

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  8. Oh Hilda I'm so glad you loved this book too. I really liked Annana too and also Naji. I can't wait to see what's coming up in book 2 :) Lovely review hun.

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  9. I loved Annana, too! I agree about Leila, though. I had no trouble hating her. ;) I'm also hoping for a little more romance in the next book. I was reading between the lines like crazy here and have convinced myself we will get one. :P Great review, Hilda! I'm really glad you enjoyed this.

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