#FridayFeature The Queen’s Assassin by Melissa de la Cruz

This week’s book is one I recently received from the publisher. I didn’t realize i was getting it but was sooo excited to find it in my mail. I’m going to start it this week, along with a new cozy mystery.


Something or someone is following me. I’ve been wandering the woods for quite a while, but now it feels as if something -or someone- is watching. First Line
The Queen’s Assassin by Melissa de la Cruz

The Queen’s Assassin by Melissa de la Cruz
YA Fantasy | 374 Pages | Pub. 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.

Cal reels inwardly. Killing a traitor, a spy or a criminal is one thing -but killing a King? That’s regicide. If he fails, or if he’s captured, Montrice will have his head, without question. It will be straight to the gallows.

Page 56


What is your opinion of bibliotherapy? Do you think this is a useful way of dealing with psychological issues? If you’ve used it yourself, or know someone who has, what book(s) would you recommend?

Well, being a psychology major, i’d say it’s possible. In any kind of therapy though, the patient must want to change….if they have no real desire to improve no amount of therapy will work. For bibliotherapy specifically, I’d worry about the knowledge base of the author and whether their techniques are safe/smart. But if a person wants the change and the books used are valid, then i think it could probably work to some degree. Not something I’ve seen though & i don’t really have any suggestions.

This post is part of the “Friday Feature” series, which consists of “First Line Friday”, hosted by Hoarding Books, “Books Beginnings”, hosted by Rose City Reader, and “The Friday 56”, hosted by Freda’s Voice. Each week we feature one books and share it’s first line as well as a line from page 56. The “Question of the Week” is hosted over at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. To see all my #FLF/#BookBeginnings/#Friday56 posts, check out my archive. I’ve also recently published my Reading Stats from 2018 as well as my Blog Stats from 2018!

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I'm an avid reader and love most all books, but my favorite genres tend to be mystery, adventure, science fiction and classics. Genres I tend to shy away from include romance, contemporary fiction and chick lit. If I’m not actually reading books, I’m probably at work shelving them at my local library.

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