Empire of Storms by Sarah J Maas (Book Review)




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?


Published: September 2016
Publishers: Bloomsbury

Goodreads Star Rating: 5 Stars

Review

I can't believe it. I seriously can't. 

This series has been an all time favourite of mine, I was introduced to the book from Booktube (Thank you) and I have devoured they first three books immediately. When Queen of Shadows reached my hand, I was not expecting what happened in the book to be as it was, Fantastic!. Picking up Empire of Storms, I knew that this book would be completely different to it's pre-successors and it blew my mind at how fantastic this book, this world and this author has created. 

I read this book for the slowathon which was between the 12th - 18th of September. While reading this book during the readathon, I read the book very carefully and I was tabbing places of things I loved. I enjoyed slowing down reading this book because it made me appreciate the author a lot more.

There are so many great moments in this book, I felt that there were characters who I didn't much care from the previous books and I seem to love them more than I ever did before. It felt that Sarah J Maas was giving a bit of a push from the supporting characters in this book and making them interesting and enjoyable to read. As much as Aelin is the main character in this book, I honestly felt disappointed in her in this book, she is still keeping secrets from her friends and her passionate relationship with Rowan was continuing to grow. While reading this book I kept hoping to read more chapters of Elide and Lorcan, as well as Manon. Manon had quite a lot of chapters in Heir of Fire while in this book it was only small and compact. So many epic moments and so much love in this book, this book brought out a lot of relationships as well as old allies that Aelin has encountered as Celaena(I am referring The Assassin's Blade) and It was great that it is all colliding together.

One of the things that I have noticed while reading this book was the development of the characters from the first book but also Sarah J Maas's style of writing, she has created such a brilliant world filled with action and magic, and every time I pick up a book by her I am amazed at how talented this woman is.

An also fantastic moment that I have recently heard, The Throne of Glass series has been picked up for a TV series on Hulu. This is AMAZING, I am really looking forward to seeing it. 

Hope you are having a lovely day

See you soon

XX

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