Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas

Empire of Storms

Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas 

Published: September 6th 2016 by Bloomsbury USA Children’s 

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?

Just a quick note – If you guys see some really random spelling errors, it’s because I have claws Nails and it’s made typing an issue!

Where do I even start with this book?!? After all the kerfuffle with Amazon about this book and pre ordering, I was anxious to get to this book! I couldn’t wait – hello, it’s Maas, after all! I absolutely loved this book and the ending despite the fact that it broke me! How the heck do I wait an WHOLE YEAR for the final instalment?

I loved the multiple perspectives in this book. I do wish there had been more from Elide and Lorcan though. Having said that, I still loved it! The characters didn’t bleed together at all and I found it really easy to keep up with who I was reading about at the time, even I had to put the book down and come back to it!

I LOVE MANON! *Ahem* Well, it’s true. I feel like she has come an extremely long way from the witch new first got to know in Heir of Fire and I am so glad that she ends up where she does! I loved her transformation and I was not expecting her to be who she turned out to be! I felt so sorry for her!

Again, I wanted more from Elide and Lorcan, but when I did get to their story I was one happy bunny. They have the most twisty story, I think and it was interesting to watch it unfold. Their ending broke me as well – I was so sad! I really hope they manage to get it together in the end!

Aelin is son cunning and smart and I wish she was real and that I could make her my best friend! I was not expecting half of the stuff that she had planned! Also, can I just mention THAT ENDING!!! What the heck was that for an ending??? It broke me in all the best ways possible and in all the worst and I basically cried and moaned to my husband about the fact that I have to wait for the next book.

Can I also just address the controversial issue that is the sex scenes. In my own opinion, I think it added something to the book itself and it added a depth to the characters involved that I think we wouldn’t have gotten in any other form. It definitely did not bother me and I really wouldn’t mind seeing more of them in the future.

Another issue that people had with this book was the ships… I felt the connection between all of the characters and I don’t feel that it was written so that everyone would have someone by the end. Especially because of the ending!! Again, this is my own opinion, but I ship all of the ships!

I absolutely loved this book and I honestly don’t know how I am going to wait a year for the next book! I gave this book 5/5 stars.

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6 thoughts on “Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas

  1. Beth (Reading Every Night) says:

    Great review Lauren! I am so pleased to see you enjoyed this book, definitely worth the wait right? Also given the wait it took you to get your hands on this you have a little less time to wait for the last book than if you’d got your hands on it right away.
    I really loved Elide and Lorcan in this book, I think there chapters were my favourites, and oh Manon is definitely my favourite character. Her development throughout the series has been so beyond amazing and I can’t wait to see where Maas takes her next
    Why must we wait so long for the last book, especially after that ending!!!

    • lry93 says:

      It was! But I still wish I didn’t have to wait so long! I still haven’t received my pre order of Three Dark Crowns yet 😂😂 they were so cute!! I absolutely loved their chapters!! Also Manon is great! She changed so much and I can’t wait to see what the final instalment has in store for her!

      • Beth (Reading Every Night) says:

        Well yeah it must have been annoying waiting that long for it to arrive! And Jesus I can’t even remember how long ago Three Dark Crowns was released now but I know it was September time, and that’s a long time to wait for a book you pre-ordered!
        I can’t believe the next book is the last one, it feels like there’s too much to possibly wrap up in only one more book!

      • lry93 says:

        It is pretty irritating, but I’m glad j finally got to read it!! Well, according to Amazon, it should be here tomorrow… but we all know how unreliable they are when it comes to me!! 😂😂 I know right!! I think the book is going to be the biggest one of the series

      • Beth (Reading Every Night) says:

        It got there in the end, I guess that’s the important part right? You’ll have to let me know if you do get it tomorrow, I’ll keep my fingers crossed you do!
        Well this one was over 600 pages so I wonder how many the last one will be! 🙂

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