Book Review: The Assassin’s Curse Series by Cassandra Rose Clarke


What can you expect?

This is a very fast-paced Fantasy series – with pirates, assassins, manticores and magic. There’s adventure, an impossible curse, three impossible quests, sea battles, pirate ports, a magical isle and a touch of forbidden romance.

The basic story…

The main character, Ananna, runs away when her pirate parents try to force her into an arranged marriage. The scorned pirate clan sends a blood-magic assassin – Naji – after her, seeking to punish her. When she manages to save this assassin’s life out in the desert (rather than killing him), she accidentally binds them together with an impossible curse… And so begins Ananna and Naji’s story, as they seek answers to the curse.

Ananna is stubborn, fiercely independent and daring, whilst Naji is secretive, guarded and at times, just a little arrogant. I loved every second of their journeys together. I felt the first book was a little stronger than the second though.

Age range:  16+… sex scenes, piratical language.

Goodreads Links:  The Assassin’s Curse and The Pirate’s Wish.


Fun Factor: ❤️❤️❤️❤️💘

Pace: ❤️❤️❤️❤️💘

Suspense/Mystery: ❤️❤️❤️❤️💘

World-Building: ❤️❤️❤️❤️ – there’s room for a 3rd book… 

Romance: ❤️❤️❤️❤️💘 – slow burn!

Characters: ❤️❤️❤️❤️ – talking sharks… 😠

Addictiveness: ❤️❤️❤️❤️

10 thoughts on “Book Review: The Assassin’s Curse Series by Cassandra Rose Clarke

  1. The covers are amazing for this series. Definitely need to get them in physical copies! The plot sounds really good as well, been looking for a good fantasy for a while now. Great review 😀

  2. I actually have both of these books on my shelf! I thought they sounded super interesting, so I got them 😀 But I haven’t actually read anyone’s thoughts on them, so thank you for the review!

    It sounds like this is a pretty good series, and I love books that feature a bond between two characters. Although since you mentioned there’s room for a third book, I’m a little worried. I hate it when there’s unanswered questions D:

    Slow burn romance is the best, so I have something to look forward to in this series for sure!

    • I’m glad my reviews were useful to you! I’m feeling really guilty this week – I haven’t read a thing while I’ve been prepping for an interview this Thursday!

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