There seems to be a TON of these novellas out there, and I really love them oh so much, but it’s really REALLY hard to write a full review about them! So I give you Miniviews! Miniature versions of my reviews that are perfectly designed for all the lovely novellas/short stories!
Novella: The Assassin and the Pirate Lord by Sarah J Maas
Series: Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas
Character Focus: Celaena Sardothian and Sam
Spoiler? Nope. Basically this just story just gives you some background on Celaena, which is good because in Throne of Glass her baddassery is only hinted at. I liked that this one gave us some pre-Endovier adventures and showed us just what type of person she is. Which is an awesome one, in case you were wondering.
Must Read? Not reeeeeeaaaaalllly…. but as there are lots of Celaena’s past adventures brought up in Throne of Glass, I would say if you want to know more about them this is a must read. But I know you don’t have to read this to love Throne of Glass!
Final Thoughts: Guys, I’ll read anything with Celaena in it. I love her character that much. It was super exciting though to see her as this cocky younger character and get a glimpse of how she was before being sent to Endovier. I also like that it gave me a better insight into just what was going on between her and Sam, rather than just guess at it like I had been doing. If you’re a fan of this series, I would suggest reading this. I’m really looking forward to reading the rest of the novellas in this series!