Two sisters' reviews of Young Adult and Middle Grade books, inspired by their lovely library.
This list is the first of a series I am planning on doing on young adult novellas and short stories, available on ebook, in a print version, online, or in anthologies. I have not read any of these novellas, but I have read all the series they belong to, or other books by that author. Once I read a novella, I will post a short review in the comments section. Feel free to post one of your own! Enjoy!
#0.1 The Assassin and the Pirate Lord (ebook, 70 pages)
On a remote island in a tropical sea, Celaena Sardothien, feared assassin, has come for retribution. She’s been sent by the Assassin’s Guild to collect on a debt they are owed by the Lord of the Pirates. But when Celaena learns that the agreed payment is not in money, but in slaves, her mission suddenly changes—and she will risk everything to right the wrong she’s been sent to bring about.
# 0.2 The Assassin and the Desert (ebook, 103 pages)
The Silent Assassins of the Red Desert aren’t much for conversation, and Celaena Sardothien wouldn’t have it any other way. She’s not there to chatter, she’s there to hone her craft as the world’s most feared killer for hire. When the quiet is shattered by forces who want to destroy the Silent Assassins, Celaena must find a way to stop them, or she’ll be lucky to leave the desert alive.
#0.3 The Assassin and the Underworld (ebook, 102 pages)
When the King of the Assassins gives Celaena Sardothien a special assignment that will help fight slavery in the kingdom, she jumps at the chance to strike a blow against an evil practice. The misson is a dark and deadly affair which takes Celaena from the rooftops of the city to the bottom of the sewer–and she doesn’t like what she finds there.
#0.4 The Assassin and the Empire (ebook, 94 pages)
Celaena Sardothien is the assassin with everything: a place to call her own, the love of handsome Sam, and, best of all, freedom. Yet, she won’t be truly free until she is far away from her old master, Arobynn Hamel; Celaena must take one last daring assignment that will liberate her forever. But having it all, means you have a lot to lose.
#0.1-0.5 The Assassin’s Blade: Throne of Glass Novellas (print version, 448 pages)
Released March 13th, 2014
Celaena Sardothien is Adarlan’s most feared assassin. As part of the Assassin’s Guild, her allegiance is to her master, Arobynn Hamel, yet Celaena listens to no one and trusts only her fellow killer-for-hire, Sam. In these action-packed novellas – together in one edition for the first time – Celaena embarks on five daring missions. They take her from remote islands to hostile deserts, where she fights to liberate slaves and seeks to avenge the tyrannous. But she is acting against Arobynn’s orders and could suffer an unimaginable punishment for such treachery. Will Celaena ever be truly free? Explore the dark underworld of this kick-ass heroine to find out.
#1.1 The Assassin and the Princess
The Assassin and the Princess is a short story/scene that takes place in between Throne of Glass and Crown of Midnight. You can read it in 12 parts on various blogs. Here are the links:
#1.2 The Assassin and the Captain
The Assassin and the Captain is a short story/scene that takes place in between Throne of Glass and Crown of Midnight, and after The Assassin and the Princess You can read it in 4 parts on various blogs. Here are the links:
(All descriptions from Goodreads.com)