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Review: Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas (#5 Throne of Glass)

24. October 2018

GENRE & SYNOPSIS

Fantasy/New Adult/Romance/Paranormal/Magic/Fae

The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius as war looms on the horizon. 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.

With her heart sworn to the warrior-prince by her side, and her fealty pledged to the people she is determined to save, Aelin will delve into the depths of her power to protect those she loves. But as monsters emerge from the horrors of the past, and dark forces become poised to claim her world, the only chance for salvation will lie in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear.

Credit: Goodreads.com

RATING & REVIEW

★★★★★/5

I am nearly at the end people! I can’t believe it. I don’t ever want to part with these characters. Aelin, Rowan, Lysandra, Manon, Elide, Aedion, Chaol, Nesryn, Lorcan, Dorian – I don’t want this to end. Ever. This story was so action packed and full of twists and turns, and I adored every second of it. I don’t think I’ve ever marked off so many pages in a book before, it was just crazy.

I loved where this story went, and I loved how we got to follow everyone throughout their struggles of reaching their destinations. Because that was what this book was about; reaching the destination they were meant to end up at. I missed Chaol and Nesryn, but at the same time this book was so compelling. I could not put it down.

I loved where it was going, and I seriously cannot understand how Maas can foreshadow so much, and how she can match characters together like she does. It seriously blows my mind. I actually, right after I read this, got a message from a girl on Instagram – and we just talked and talked about this book and what was going to happen next.

So now I’m putting down this book, and I’m going to throw myself over the next one because DAMN it.

FAVORITE MOMENTS

  • When Aelin is contemplating if she’s going to lose Rowan because of her royal duties (p. 63)
  • Rowan on his relationship with Aelin: “This thing between them, the force of it, could devour the world. And if they picked it, picked them, it might very well cause the end of it” (p. 94).
  • When Manon’s grandmother said that Asterin would pay the price with her life (p. 121).
  • When Manon totally swung her sword down on grandmother Blackbeak (p. 163)
  • Aelin about Rowan “Rowan’s always looking for an excuse to show off. Dramatic rescues give him purpose and fulfillment in his dull, immortal life” (p. 251).
  • When Rowan jumped in front of Aelin’s powers to stop her (p. 322)
  • When Lysandra was so badly injured and I thought she was going to die (p. 338)
  • “There’s no limit to what I can give you, no time I need. Even when this world is a forgotten whisper of dust between the stars, I will love you” (p. 350).
  • When Elena informed Aelin that Mala Fire-Bringer was her mother (p. 366).
  • When Manon fell off Abraxos because of her injuries and I thought she was going to die (p. 370).
  • When Lorcan spilled his life to Elide, and it was totally heartbreaking (p. 388).
  • When Manon and Dorian had their small flirts in Manon’s cabin (p. 427).
  • When Manon gave us a clue that Fenrys wasn’t Fenrys (p. 437).
  • When Lorcan smelled the creatures coming for Aelin (p. 467).
  • WHEN LORCAN MADE ELIDE PADS FOR HER MENSTRUATION AND I WAS LIKE GIRL YOU BETTER MARRY HIM (p. 478).
  • When Elide and Lorcan totally understood that there was something between them and Elide offered him a home (p. 491).
  • When Rowan said “five hundred” Ilken my heart stopped (p. 514).
  • When Lorcan said “I wanted to go to Perranth with you” (p. 537).
  • When Ansel totally showed up and called Aelin a bitch (p. 554).
  • When Aedion and Lysandra kind of agreed on their relationship (p. 563).
  • When Rowan’s house charged on Maeve (p. 614).
  • When Elide said that Aelin had to drain her power to lock the gates (p. 621).
  • When Elena SAID THAT ROWAN HAD BEEN WAITING FOR AELIN AND AELIN HAD BEEN LOOKING FOR HIM LIKE WTF MAAS (p. 631).
  • When Maeve was such a terrible person and she tricked Rowan and Aelin to meet (p. 654).
  • “Where is my wife?” (p. 670).
  • When Lysandra showed them what the plan between her and Aelin was if Aelin were to die. That she would be Aelin in her place (p. 672).

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