Empire of Storms ★★★★★ & Where I’ve Been

So I haven’t posted since May. That’s 5 months. I’ve been so busy and I’ve also just got out of a book slump that I’ve been in for a month. That’s no excuse, though, I still should have kept this blog up. I’m sorry that I didn’t. I’m taking 3 college classes this year so that is eating up a lot of my reading time (ugh) so reviews will probably be sparse until my next break (thanksgiving or Christmas).

But, I finished Empire of Storms so here is a review for that and my next one will probably be for Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo.

Empire of Storms 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 who 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:

I loved this book so much even though it made me cry at midnight. I can’t wait for the next book to come out in May 2017 because I need to know what happens asap. I love all Sarah J. Maas books and this was no exception, she has an amazing style of writing and the way she brings her characters to life is amazing.

Though this book isn’t thick, it is 700+ pages. It’s a long read, but it’s so worth it because you get so much action and character development. I also think that reading Assassins Blade before this book (if you didn’t read it after Queen of Shadows) because it just adds another layer to EoS.

There will be spoilers for the previous books past this point so read at your own risk !!

Aelin gains so much complexity in this book I loved it, especially towards the end. Her relationship with Rowan is one that I love. I’ve seen people call the relationship “suffocating” in this book, but I never got that vibe.

You also get so much more development of Manon and Elide and Lorcan, which I was so so happy about. Not only do their characters develop, they are just in the story so much more (yes yes yes). Also Aedion !! I love Aedion and Lysandra and I was so happy when I got to read about the both of them some more.

Basically, I loved this book and will continue recommending the series forever. I mean, I just got my friend to read A Court of Thorns and Roses just so I have someone to talk (fangirl) about my OTP from A Court of Mist and Fury with.

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