Goodreads Synopsis: The thrilling conclusion to the Mask of Shadows duology that weaves a tale of magic, shadows, and most importantly, revenge.
As one of the Queen’s elite assassins, Sal finally has the power, prestige, and permission to hunt down the lords who killed their family. But Sal still has to figure out who the culprits are. They must enlist the help of some old friends and enemies while ignoring a growing distaste for the queen and that the charming Elise is being held prisoner by her father.
But there’s something terribly wrong in the north. Talk of the return of shadows, missing children, and magic abounds. As Sal takes out the people responsible for their ruined homeland, Sal learns secrets and truths that can’t be forgotten.
After loving the first book I was so excited to read Ruin of Stars, and I’m very grateful to NetGalley for giving me a copy of it.
Sadly though this book did not live up to the first. I only made it 20% into the story before I quit it. The story starts off where the last book finished, and just like in the first book I really enjoyed Sal’s character. I loved how they interacted with characters, in this book Sal gets to meet back up with some of their friends from their old life. I really wish I had been able to stick with the story…
This book didn’t suck me in the way the first story did. There was no action, and the writing felt choppy. I was so bored. I wanted to keep reading, but every time I picked up the book I could only read a couple of pages at a time before needing to move on. I’m really disappointed in it.
In the end I gave the book 2 stars, I wish I would have been able to give it more.