Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas: BOOK REVIEW

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Book: Empire of Storms

Authors: Sarah J. Maas

Pages: 700

Reading Format: Physical

Read: 29th June, 2017

Rating: 3/5 Stars



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.

In this breathtaking fifth installment of the New York Timesbestselling Throne of Glass series, Aelin will have to choose what—and who—to sacrifice if she’s to keep the world of Erilea from breaking apart.


Plot: 3/5

Characters: 3/5

Writing: 3/5

“The world,” Aelin said, “will be saved and remade by the dreamers, Rolfe.”

Welllll, this book was a little different to the other 4.

I just didn’t really enjoy this book very much, which is soooo disappointing!
I mean, I did like it, but it was a huge let down after the last 4 books, especially its predecessor, Queen of Shadows, which was so good!

I found myself skimming a lot of the scenes that didn’t have much dialogue because, well, they just weren’t relevant. I honestly think this book could’ve not existed, and the series could’ve just ended with a different 5th book.

“I’d walk into the burning heart of hell itself to find you.”

One of my favourite aspects of this series is the characters, and even they couldn’t redeem this book for me. In fact, I really didn’t like any characters in this book.
I have no idea what happened to them all? But um, they aren’t the ones I love, come back please?

I also feel like a lot of this book was focused on Elide, and that kind of sucked. Although interesting, I found maybe 30% of the book to actually be about our “main” characters.

Oh, and literally the ONLY scenes (well most of them) that Aelin and Rowan were in, were eh, gross love scenes. Like, where did the adventure and bad-ass team go? uh.

“The fear of loss . . . it can destroy you as much as the loss itself.”

Anyway, although it seems like I’m bashing the entire book, I did like it, it was just plain weird. It almost felt like it was a completely different series? Oh, I don’t know, I’m confused haha. Don’t even know what to think of this.

“War is sanctioned murder, no matter what side you’re on.”

Now to wait for the next book, which is a confusion in itself, you’ll know what I’m talking about if you’re up to date with this series! But for now, I’m so happy I can read something other than marathoning this series! (even if it has been good!)

That’s all,

Kate :)


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