Review: The Assassin’s Curse

The Assassin's Curse (The Assassin's Curse, #1)

Title: The Assassin’s Curse
Author: Cassandra Rose Clarke
Publication Date: October 2nd 2012
Genre: Fantasy
Format: ebook
Rating: ★★★★


Ananna of the Tanarau abandons ship when her parents try to marry her off to another pirate clan. But that only prompts the scorned clan to send an assassin after her. When Ananna faces him down one night, armed with magic she doesn’t really know how to use, she accidentally activates a curse binding them together.

I read this book and it’s sequel in the same night because I couldn’t sleep. I also read another book the same night. It wasn’t the smartest move but I enjoyed all the books that I read that night.


Ananna is a badass babe and I don’t know how you could not like her. She’s funny and strong while at the same time slightly naive when it comes to certain things. She’s just such a cute and lovable character. Throughout the book I felt for her and found her emotions to be compelling and well thought out. By the end of the book I just wanted to wrap her up in a blanket and hug her forever.


I really love the plot of this book. Fantasy books in my opinion tend to be a little more serious in nature. However, this book is refreshingly funny. There’s a lot of comedic shenanigans that goes on throughout it. I laughed and smiled at a lot of scenes in this book.

The writing is decent. It’s not anything super great but I did enjoy it. I do think it was a fun writing style that reflected the tone of the story really well. The pacing of the book was good too. I didn’t feel like there were any parts that dragged on.

Overall Thoughts

It’s a cute read that I got through relatively quickly. This is an older book that I read when I was younger and I still like it after reading it years later. If you’re looking for quick, easy, fantasy book then I definitely recommend this to you. Also the covers are really pretty and I like them a lot.

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