Book Review: Empire of Storms by Sarah J Maas

Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass, #5)

Goodreads Summary:

The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those don’t.

As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces poised to claim her world. With war looming on all horizons, the only chance for salvation lies in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear.

Aelin’s journey from assassin to queen has entranced millions across the globe, and this fifth installment will leave fans breathless. Will Aelin succeed in keeping her world from splintering, or will it all come crashing down?

My Review:

This series continues to get better and better. Mass’ writing has evolved over time and Empire of Storms is at the top.

As the second to last novel (that we know about because last year we received exciting news about novellas), Empire of Storms picks up right where Queen of Shadows finished. Between the first and the fourth book, Celaena Sardothian has evolved into her true self, Aelin Galathynius. She has used everything she went through to become the true Queen of Terrasen. And in EOS, Aelin must now gather her army and prove she is more than her enemy.

Old friends come back and new faces appear. EoS is a continuous adventure, switching perspectives of several different characters. We learn new back stories. Discover devious plots. Hearts change. Maas weaves secret after secret through the pages and when events happen, it usually blew my mind. And the end completely threw me for a loop. I didn’t see any of it coming.

I would put Sarah J Maas in the same story telling category as JK Rowling and JRR Tolkien. She is a story teller, a world builder.

Rating: 5 out 5Blog Signature

 

 

Top Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Leaving Under My Tree This Year

Thank you to The Broke and The Bookish for this wonderful meme! If you want to learn how to participate, click here and check it out. Promise you won’t regret it.

I know Veronica and I did a Talking Bookworm Holiday Gift Guide. BUT! There are books I would love for Santa to leave me…

Liz’s Picks

The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn, #1)

 

 

The Wrath & The Dawn. You know my appreciation of a good series… I’m sure Santa does too.

 

 

 

Alexander Hamilton

 

While it’s not YA, I am obsessed with the Hamilton Musical so OBVIOUSLY I need the biography the musical is based on. Santa baby, won’t you leave Hamilton under the tree for me?

 

 

 

 

A Madness So Discreet

 

 

A Madness So Discreet. Who can’t resist a good YA Historical thriller? Hopefully Santa. Hehe.

 

 

 

99 Days

 

 

99 Days. I’ve always been a sucker for love stories… Maybe Santa is too?

 

 

 

Legend (Legend, #1)

 

 

Legend. While I’ve read her other series… I’ve neglected this series. Santa don’t let me neglect it no more.

 

 

 

Nightfall

 

 

Nightfall. Seems an odd season to be asking Santa to bring me horror/thriller books… maybe I should be asking Krampus for this one?

 

 

 

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)

 

 

Throne of Glass. Ugh princes, thieves, warriors, killers, oh my! Hopefully Santa appreciates the magic this book would be bring me… And brings all the follow up books in this series too.

 

 

 

An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, #1)

 

 

An Ember in the Ashes. This has been everywhere and so I feel like the universe is telling me I need to read it. *sings* Oh Santa!

Book Review: The Assassin and the Dessert (Throne of Glass Novella) by Sarah J. Maas

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Goodreads Summary:

The Silent Assassins of the Red Desert aren’t much for conversation, and Celaena Sardothien wouldn’t have it any other way. She’s not there to chatter, she’s there to hone her craft as the world’s most feared killer for hire. When the quiet is shattered by forces who want to destroy the Silent Assassins, Celaena must find a way to stop them, or she’ll be lucky to leave the desert alive.

Review:

I didn’t know if I wanted to read the Throne of Glass novellas. I asked Kayla to recommend me just one to see if I wanted to read them and she recommended this novella.

OMG. THIS NOVELLA WAS AMAZING. I was fangirling the entire time. I’ve also found a new book boyfriend. A new one. Yes, you read that right, a new one. His name is Ilias and he is the master’s son. I really really want him to show up somewhere in the ToG series. Is it horrible I want this love triangle or square or whatever to become more complicated? Probably, but I don’t care.

I really didn’t see Ansel’s betrayal coming at all. Towards the end I did get suspicious, but I couldn’t believe it. What I did believe was that the master knew. He seemed like the type of guy that would let things happen. Gosh I love him for giving Celaena the money to buy her freedom. Dang.

Overall, I absolutely freaking love it! I have a feeling I will be buying the complete novella bind up soon…

Rating: 5 out of 5