Thursday, April 18, 2013

The Pirate's Wish (Assassin's Curse #2) by Cassandra Rose Clarke - Ashley's Pre-Reading

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Title: The Pirate's Wish
Author: Cassandra Rose Clarke
Year Published: 2013

After setting out to break the curse that binds them together, the pirate Ananna and the assassin Naji find themselves stranded on an enchanted island in the north with nothing but a sword, their wits, and the secret to breaking the curse: complete three impossible tasks. With the help of their friend Marjani and a rather unusual ally, Ananna and Naji make their way south again, seeking what seems to be beyond their reach.

Unfortunately, Naji has enemies from the shadowy world known as the Mists, and Ananna must still face the repercussions of going up against the Pirate Confederation. Together, Naji and Ananna must break the curse, escape their enemies — and come to terms with their growing romantic attraction.

Why?: I absolutely loved The Assassin's Curse and I was left hanging at the end, so I'm desperate to know  if/when/how Naji completes the Three Impossible Tasks. I'm also really curious about how Ananna approaches this growing attraction she has to Naji, because neither of them seem like very romantic individuals. Ananna is headstrong and not willing to listen to anyone, and Naji is so withdrawn that there's no way Ananna can know how he feels about her. So yeah. Bring it on.

Expectations: I expect a really nice conclusion to this series. Lots of adventure, fantastical places and creatures, pirates, and the crazy Mists people all mixed up in it. Plus, I'm hoping the chimera on the front means there's a chimera in the story somewhere!

Judging a book by its cover: I love this cover! It's very similar to the Assassin's Curse cover, and it always makes me a happy panda when book covers match. Plus, the orange is really eye-catching. And desert-y. If I saw this on a shelf somewhere, I would totally pick it up.


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