The Assassin’s Curse
by Cassandra Rose Clarke
Ananna is set to be married off to another pirate clan, so she runs away. The angry clan then send an assassin after her, but she accidently activates a curse binding them together.
I loved this book. It was a proper adventure story, with a feisty heroine and a mysterious hero. They went all over the place together, to so many different settings I’ve never read about before including a vast, empty desert. I really liked Naji (the assassin) as he seemed older, confident, his mind fixed on getting rid of the curse instead of any romantic notions towards Ananna. Because there was no romance between them – although she does like him. And that was nice, it’ll make it awesome in the next book (The Pirate’s Wish out about the middle of the year) when they finally get together. Not that I know they do, but they had better!
The only flaw I found in this book was the ending. It felt like it was being dragged out – not the story, but the setting. They seemed to spend a lot of time doing the same things while they wait, most of which I think could have been cut to speed things up.
But overall, this was a perfect adventure with action, mystery, and awesome locations.