A Review On The Queen’s Assassin by Melissa de la Cruz

Shadow and Caledon Holt, an unlikely team, fight to find the thing that will protect their kingdom, but, unbeknownst to them, they must fight their attraction from each other throughout the journey that they are about to go on.

The Queen’s Assassin tells the tale of the missing scrolls, left to be uncovered and placed in the hands of safety of the kingdom of Renovia. With the help of each other and both their unique talents, they uncover their true connection to each other.

Book: The Queen’s Assassin by Melissa de la Cruz
Series: The Queen’s Secret #1
Publication Date: February 4, 2020
Tags: Young adult, fantasy, romance, enemies to lovers
Links: Goodreads | Ebook | Paperback | Hardback | Audio
Read: December 22, 2020 to December 26, 2020


Caledon Holt is the Kingdom of Renovia’s deadliest weapon. No one alive can best him in brawn or brains, which is why he’s the Guild’s most dangerous member and the Queen’s one and only assassin. He’s also bound to the Queen by an impossible vow–to find the missing Deian Scrolls, the fount of all magical history and knowledge, stolen years ago by a nefarious sect called the Aphrasians.

Shadow has been training all her life to follow in the footsteps of her mother and aunts–to become skilled enough to join the ranks of the Guild. Though magic has been forbidden since the Aphrasian uprising, Shadow has been learning to control her powers in secret, hoping that one day she’ll become an assassin as feared and revered as Caledon Holt.

When a surprise attack brings Shadow and Cal together, they’re forced to team up as assassin and apprentice to hunt down a new sinister threat to Renovia. But as Cal and Shadow grow closer, they’ll uncover a shocking web of lies and secrets that may destroy everything they hold dear. With war on the horizon and true love at risk, they’ll stop at nothing to protect each other and their kingdom in this stunning first novel in the Queen’s Secret series.


Rating: 4 out of 5.

Spoiler Free Review

Shadow and Caledon Holt, an unlikely team, fight to find the thing that will protect their kingdom, but, unbeknownst to them, they must fight their attraction from each other throughout the journey that they are about to go on.

The Queen’s Assassin tells the tale of the missing scrolls, left to be uncovered and placed in the hands of safety of the kingdom of Renovia. With the help of each other and both their unique talents, they uncover their true connection to each other.

I gave The Queen’s Assassin four stars, loving the way assassins and magic combined each other and the way Shadow and Caledon both disliked each other. This enemies to lovers situation between Shadow and Caledon was brutal from the beginning, but, they were forced to work together in order to save their kingdom. Close proximity made them realize that they had some things in common and that is something I enjoyed. You never know what is going to happen but then it just suddenly happens!

I felt like the journey that Shadow and Caledon went on was something I was apart of, the fighting, the sneaking, so many things that they disagreed on yet worked flawlessly because they worked. You could tell that even though they argued majority of the time, they both put in the effort and worked hard together, which is what made them work well.

I had a fun time reading this and seeing Shadow and Caledon come together. Seeing their romance blossom — along with their irritation toward each other — made this a terrific read that I enjoyed every moment of.

I hope you guys have a great day, please like and comment down below if you enjoyed this book as well or if you plan on reading it!

Loves,

Veronica Chen

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