Review: Empire of Storms

Title: Empire of Storms
Author: Sarah J Maas
Pages 704 (hardcover)
Genre: YA Fantasy (high fantasy?)
Read: November 11-15th
Goodreads: 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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Review: 
I gave myself 7 days to finish EOS, with the schedule I have, I finished it 2 days early. After I hit a certain point I just could not stop reading.
I gave this book 5 stars. I know there were a surprising amount of people who didn’t seem to enjoy this book as much as they thought and after reading it I can’t understand why. Usually I can see where readers may not be a fan but this time I can’t. If you have gotten this far into the Throne of Glass series than I’m sure its because you enjoy it so EOS should be a great read for you. The characters change so much and grow so much. You get so much more “one on one” time with them in a sense. We learn more about the history of this world and the history of the people and if they intertwine. If you enjoy action, you’ll get it. If you enjoy loyal friendships, you’ll get it. If you like a little romance in your fantasy, you’ll find it here. This book was a long one but necessary. So much happens and so much is explained, so much. We learn even more about our Celaena/ Aelin. We get to see how her friendship with Lysandra has become the most meaningful friendship shes ever had. We get to see the pride and love for where someone comes from and the sacrifice that will be made for it. I thought this book was amazing and powerful and I don’t know how we will wait for the next. This book had its moments where you could see ACOMAF and sometimes that throws me off because in my mind I feel like Aelin and Feyre will meet someday. But then again both stories are about Fae and written by the same author so I expected that. There were moments where I got some triggers to other books but I think it just made those scenes more powerful to me as a reader.
My only negative opinion to this book was the love interests. Though I was not at all surprised by them and found them very predicable I also found it unnecessary. I did some eye rolls as I read, seeing that everyone seemed to have a love interest that returned the interest back. Some I did not agree with others I’m okay with. But I didn’t let it dock a star from my rating because I see it like this. (which it is also touched on in the book itself) If the whole world is going to sh*t than why not find a little happiness here and there. Why let the enemy win and you never find love or comfort in another. In harsh times when your days of existence is unpredictable, I hope that one can have a moment of happiness, peace, and love if only for a few minutes.

 

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