Monday, December 29, 2014

The Pirate's Wish by Cassandra Rose Clarke Review

"After setting out to break the curse that binds them together, the pirate Ananna and the assassin Naji find themselves stranded on an enchanted island in the north with nothing but a sword, their wits, and the secret to breaking the curse: complete three impossible tasks. With the help of their friend Marjani and a rather unusual ally, Ananna and Naji make their way south again, seeking what seems to be beyond their reach.

Unfortunately, Naji has enemies from the shadowy world known as the Mists, and Ananna must still face the repercussions of going up against the Pirate Confederation. Together, Naji and Ananna must break the curse, escape their enemies — and come to terms with their growing romantic attraction."

So... After finishing The Assassin's Curse (which has a very, very, very misleading synopsis, which I forgot to mention), I jumped right into The Pirate's Wish. Now, this one starts off a bit silly. Naji and the Wizard (of Oz, but not really, because he actually has magical powers) are at war against each other because of a very badly spell(s) that interfered with one another. So they are at war... Though the author doesn't go in many details. Next thing you know, the Wizard (of Oz) is dead (and all the little short people are singing "Ding Dong, the witch is dead"). And please ignore all those little commentary and jokes in the parenthesises. They are all rude. To everything, though they can't help but make (hilarious) jokes. 

Anyway, things happen really fast. The plot goes by really fast, but it slows down perfectly in different sections. And I do like how the author takes her time with Ananna's family and other personal issue. Nice to see that she has friends outside of her little group of three. That is really great. (What? She can't always spend time with Naji). 

The synopsis (of both books) is so freaking misleading (and disappointing). That is all I have to say about that.

And let's go back to the characters. 

Naji is my baby. I have to say that I have a soft spot for that guy. Don't hurt him! He is freakin' baby. (Okay, obviously someone is a little out of it, but let's ignore it for now. Before we send this person to rehab). He is awesome (but he needs to stay! He needs to stay with her! Why... Oh, wait. He did. AHH! Spoilers!). 

And Ananna! Awesome girl! Still awesome! Even though she acts like pirate (because she is/I'm a dimwit), she has her soft parts. And her friend! Okay, I'm getting way ahead of myself (or maybe it is because I'm barely awake). 

Overall, The Pirate's Wish is a very awesome and amazing book. There is some faulty parts (of course), but I notice them and I see them. It isn't like the Assassin's Curse (which is like flawless) and the delivery of some of its parts is a bit... wonk, wonk. 

(And the True Love's Kiss part made me throw up a little). 

Soo.... Here it is.

Rating: Three out of Five (It would be Three.Five, but I'm feeling a little out of it). 

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