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Buddy Read: Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas

Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas 
Series: Throne of Glass, #5
Genre: Romance | Fantasy 
Age Range: New Adult
Paperback, 689 pages
My Copy
Published on September 6th 2016 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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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 Times bestselling 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.

Empire of Storms was my most waited book from Throne of Glass series,

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

I never really understood why so many people disliked Aelin but now I kind of do. This book reminded how all her secrets could get annoying. I don’t understand how she never revealed any of her plans to anyone. 

I was surprised how much I’m liking Manon this time around. I still think she’s over rated but compared to my thoughts while reading this series for the first time I like her so much more.

Rowan and Aelin’s romance was my favorite thing about this book, not that anyone is surprised. Rowan wanted to live up to being with her and they were clearly loved each other. Aelin needed someone who didn’t apologize who they are and he accepts her as she is.

Elide and Lorcan were so fun to read about too. I don’t really understand what he saw in Maeve but him slowly falling for Elide without even seeing it himself was so fun.

I like all the side couples but let’s be honest Aedion and Lysandra came out of nowhere and Manon was pretty out of character with Dorian.

All in all I liked that we got to see more romance in this book but it still wasn’t enough in my opinion and I wish Rowan and Aedion’s friendship was more shown. The whole book just has too much planning and action compared to romance and friendships to me.

3.5 stars

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