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Let me set it up for you. What do you get when you have one exotic setting + one daring female pirate + one determined male assassin + one arranged marriage + one binding curse?
You get The Assassin's Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke!
Ananna of the Tanarau abandons ship when her parents try to marry her off to an allying pirate clan: she wants to captain her own boat, not serve as second-in-command to her handsome yet clueless fiance. But her escape has dire consequences when she learns the scorned clan has sent an assassin after her.Doesn't that sound divine? I'm a total sucker for assassins, especially ones that could potentially fall in love with their target. And if said target is a headstrong pirate lass fleeing an arranged marriage with another pirate?
And when the assassin, Naji, finally catches up with her, things get even worse. Ananna inadvertently triggers a nasty curse — with a life-altering result. Now Ananna and Naji are forced to become uneasy allies as they work together to break the curse and return their lives back to normal. Or at least as normal as the lives of a pirate and an assassin can be.
Shelvers says HUZZAH!
The only thing that makes me a bit nervous is this whole curse thing. It could be a lame curse or an exciting one or even a funny one. Obviously, whatever it is, it prevents Naji from killing Ananna... and somehow works in a way to keep Ananna alive even once it's broken. Otherwise, wouldn't it be safer for her to keep the curse going?
Still, assassins and pirates. I'm willing to risk a wonky curse for assassins and pirates.
What do you think the curse might be? And what are you looking forward to reading?