Empire of Storms [Review]


empire-of-storms-coverSynopsis (Taken from Goodreads.com):

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 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?

Pages: 704 (Kindle)

Goodreads Rating: 4.65/5 Stars

My Rating: 5/5 Stars

My Opinion

Sarah J Maas has done it again, guys. She has completely obliterated my feelings. I can’t begin to tell you how often I was screaming, “Sarah!”, while reading this novel. Oh my god, it was quite the ride… And the worst part? It took me three weeks to read it because of my college load. This past week I finally had time to power through it, and let me tell you, Sarah did not disappoint with this one.

In the end, I did end up giving this fifth book 5/5 stars. Although it didn’t knock Heir of Fire out of my favorite-book-of-the-series spot, this book was still amazing in its own way. First of all, it’s a really long novel – coming in at 703 pages on my Kindle – which gave Sarah a lot of room for content and character development. As always, she never failed to deliver in either of those departments!

When I opened up the book, I realized how much I truly did miss diving into this world of her’s. As a high fantasy lover, this series is perfect for me. And since we are in the fifth book, we now have a better grasp of the world and what Sarah has planned for it, and I loved having the ability to explore more areas of it with the group of friends and comrades I have grown to love. I can’t go into too many more details, but lets just say we’ve gotten to see the entire world in a way that isn’t boring for the reader.

But more than that, Sarah has continued to give us a twisting and turning plot that left me breathless. Being the major reader that I am, I am usually pretty good about being able to predict where a plot may go (not to toot my own horn or anything). But that’s never the case with Sarah’s books. She’s always able to move the plot in a way that keeps her overarching motivations hidden from the reader. Towards the end of the book… Well, damn it all if I wasn’t gasping for air and freaking out because of what she’s doing to us.

Am I excited for the last book? Yes.

Am I sad because it’s the last book? Yes.

Will Sarah be keeping us on our toes? You bet.


Throne of Glass (Series)

  • The Assassins Blade
  • Throne of Glass
  • Crown of Midnight
  • Heir of Fire
  • Queen of Shadows
  • Empire of Storms
  • Untitled




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