Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas

DO NOT READ THE SUMMARY OF EMPIRE OF STORMS BY SARAH J. MAAS IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THE PREVIOUS BOOKS IN THE SERIES. NO ONE LIKES SPOILERS.

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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?

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A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

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Summary:

Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people.

Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms—and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future—and the future of a world cleaved in two.

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Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

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(WARNING: Do not read the summary of this book if you have not read the previous books in the Throne of Glass series)

Summary:

The queen has returned.

Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she’s at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past…

She has embraced her identity as Aelin Galathynius, Queen of Terrasen. But before she can reclaim her throne, she must fight.

She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die for her. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen’s triumphant return.

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Sarah J. Maas never fails to surprise me with her wonderful and unique writing. Though this book was a monster, I enjoyed every minute of it. I really had to pump myself up before starting this book (for the third attempt…ha) because you really need to be willing to let go and be yanked back into the world of fae, witches, and demons. I think that this book really expanded the world of Throne of Glass even more than Heir of Fire did and did a fantastic job. With Swoon worthy characters and action pact battles, Sarah has once again captured the attentions of readers around the web.

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Queen of Shadows was quite the emotional roller coaster for me but I’d be happy to do it all over again.  Sarah is such a fantastic writer, she made me love and respect a blood hungry witch who tears out men’s throats for fun. Lets talk about Manon for a second. As soon as she was introduced in Heir of Fire I knew I was going to love her. I love how she interacted and cared for Elide and her thirteen. I was always hoping that her and Aelin would become BFFL’s and I suppose that could still happen…maybe. 

I was a hardcore Chaoleana shipper for the longest time until this book. Chaol started to get annoying to me because of his naive and dumb remarks, but eventually he came around and showed me why I loved him in the first place. Rowan started growing on me about halfway through because you really start to see the connection he has with Aelin. So now I pretty much approve of Rowaelin since my OTP was shattered but now I guess I can consider them as a BROTP.

 I was beyond scared that Dorian was too far gone to be saved. Through out the book I was just thinking that even if they found a way to free Dorian that he wouldn’t be the same, and I guess he’s not. The scene on the bridge with Dorian, Aelin and the king really made me question my entire thinking process when it was reveled that the King was under the possession of a Valg all along. I didn’t blame Dorian when he didn’t believe him because, lets face it, the king was basically a horrible person for his entire life. No one could find the body of the King after the castle shattered so that makes me question if he really died. 

There are so many little things that I loved about this Beast of a book. Like Lysandra and Aelins friendship, the sassyness, and that little scene at the end with her, Dorian and Chaol that ripped my heart to shreds.

I’m excited to see what the next book in this series has in store and I can’t wait to see Terrasen through Aelin’s new found eyes.

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5 Stars