Review: The Pirate’s Wish by Cassandra Rose Clarke

The Pirate's Wish by Cassandra Rose ClarkePublisher: Strange Chemistry (June 4th 2013)
Paperback: 336 pages
Source: Netgalley & Strange Chemistry
Series: The Assassin’s Curse #2
Rating: 3 of 5 stars

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

Review:

Finally, the long-awaited conclusion to The Assassin’s Curse, well at least for me as I had no idea it was going to be a duology, and book one definitely left me hanging in the end. At the end of The Assassin’s Curse we found out that to break the curse that binds Ananna and Naji , they must complete three impossible tasks. So in the The Pirate’s Wish, Ananna and Naji set out to just that.

Another cute book by Clarke, but I wasn’t overly impressed (or maybe I just had too high expectations). I think I was expecting a little more character development for both Ananna and Naji, but I found that they lacked definition, especially for a second book were we now know the characters betters. On the other hand, I think I mentioned in my review of the first book that I found Ananna quite immature for her age, thankfully she did grow from that.

I enjoyed the high-fantasy and the intriguing plots with the riddling impossible tasks, but it ended up being so simple that I think I was a bit disappointed. I wanted so much more out this.  The romance of the book between Ananna and Naji, I found a little strange, or rather, I can’t seem to fathom why they like each other. I wished Clarke gave us a little more in that department, it felt like they ended together because that’s the typical rule, rather than a relationship built on genuine affection for each other. That being said however, closer to the ending provided a bit more of the substance I needed for their relationship. The action had a nice quick pace and the story wrapped up quite nicely all around, which I always love a happy ending.

Overall, the book was a fun read, and it was worth the wait. I’m definitely glad I got to read this series and would totally be up for more adventures of Ananna and Naji.

Find my review for the The Assassin’s Curse HERE

{*Thanks to Strange Chemistry and Netgalley for providing a copy in exchange for an honest review.

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