Tuesday, June 4, 2013
The Pirate's Wish (The Assassin's Curse, #2) by Cassandra Rose Clarke
The Pirate's Wish follows The Assassin's Curse. I enjoyed reading both books. The plot is simple they need to do 3 impossible tasks to free Naji and Ananna. Till they are done they can't be far apart especially if Ananna is in danger it hurts Naji.
Ananna is a pirate's daughter who had arranged marriage. Her fiancé was going to kill her but Ananna was able to kill him. His family is powerful and they hired assassin to kill her in The Assassin's Curse. She ended up causing the curse that bound them together.
They are on a island trapped with only a wizard or so they thought. Naji does not believe he can break the curse at all because they are impossible. Ananna knows one part of the curse should be easy to break. Naji needs a kiss from true love. She loves him.
On the island a monster appears a Manticore. The wizard had imprisoned her. She only eats male humans but Naji is cursed and she won't eat him till he breaks the curse. The curse taints the taste of the meat.
Ananna and the manticore make bargins between them and she promises to get her back to her home.
When they are rescued by Marjani and her pirate crew. Marjani with the Captain's help will find a ship then take it over.
When they find a ship Ananna tells the manticore that she can eat all the soldiers that wear the other ships colors. So the manticore helps them capture the ship.
Lots of drama, pirate battles, romance, magic, and sea creatures the book keeps your attention and you find yourself rooting for the pirate and the assassin.
I like characters of Naji and Ananna. Ananna does not know a lot about magic , and assassins. She has her good side and weakness. She does not give up and makes Naji not give up either. She is willing to fight for him. Too keep him safe. She turns down riches for him and power.
I would read other books by Cassandra Rose Clarke in the future based on the two books in The Assassin's Curse series.
I was given this ebook to read and asked to give honest review of it by Netgalley.
06/04/2013 PUB Angry Robot Strange Chemistry 320 pages ISBN:1908844280
Description below taken off of Goodreads.
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.