The Assassin and the Princess & the Captain | Short Review

September 1, 2014 Reviews 9

The Assassin and the Princess & the Captain | Short ReviewThe Assassin and the Princess & The Assassin and the Captain by Sarah J. Maas
Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens on August 10, 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 16
Format: eBook

You cannot purchase The Assassin and the Princess or The Assassin and the Captain. They can only be found through a series of links, released as part of the Crown of Midnight blog tour.

The Assassin and the Princess
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12

The Assassin and the Captain
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

So Goodreads deleted these books and re-added them after I read them. Of course that means it also deleted all my notes 🙁 I guess that teaches me for not writing my review right away! Anyway this is a review of The Assassin and the Princess and The Assassin and the Captain. These were short stories released as part of the Crown of Midnight pre-release. They’re very short, but worth reading IMHO so I thought I share a few brief thoughts on them.

My Initial Reaction…

Not nearly as exciting as the novellas I just finished reading, but both The Princess & The Captain wet my appetite for more ToG!

The Good…

Although short stories, each has a decent amount of character development. I particularly loved seeing Princess Nehemia again. I love her and in The Princess, we get to see how she’s dealing with life at court – by shopping for clothes with Celaena. I know, that sounds kinda boring, but WATCHING GRASS GROW with these two ladies would probably be interesting. In this case, it’s the interaction with the shopkeeper and the sighting of a slave from Nehemia’s homeland kept the emotions running high.

The Captain was even shorter, but since it featured Chaol, it was still very interesting! For one, we’re seeing Celaena return from a mission, so we get a sense of what her life looks like after becoming champion.

The Bad…

Well they’re really really short and it’s not exactly easy to read moving from one blog to another. But still, I’m glad I got to read The Princess & The Captain.

Concluding Sentiments…

You’re not really missing anything if you skip this super short stories. But if you want every bit of ToG you can get, like me, you won’t be disappointed by them.

pretty good

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About Sarah J. Maas

Sarah J Mass

Sarah J. Maas lives in Southern California, and over the years, she has developed an unhealthy appreciation for Disney movies and bad pop music. She adores fairy tales and ballet, drinks too much coffee, and watches absolutely rubbish TV shows. When she’s not busy writing YA fantasy novels, she can be found exploring the California coastline.


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9 Responses to “The Assassin and the Princess & the Captain | Short Review”

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  2. A Voracious Reader

    Hmmm…not a fan of reading on a website. In fact, I don’t particularly care to read on my computer. Sometimes I have to, but that doesn’t mean I like it. lol Maybe some day when I have some kind of larger tablet (my 1st gen Fire is just too small and the browser isn’t all that) I may change my mind. Until then, I’ll pass. Unless they bundle them up in .mobi format. 😉
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