Sarah J. Maas has done it again, folks. I honestly don’t know what I’m going to do with myself when this story is over because this particular series has had an enormous impact on my life. Luckily we are getting more books in the ACOTAR series, so I guess that’ll hold me over until she starts a new series (Sarah, we’re waiting…).
First off can we talk about Rowaelin??? MY LITTLE HEART! I’m so glad that Rowan is endgame mainly because I think he’s super hot, but also because I don’t think my heart could handle a Rowaelin split. As this is a spoiler-free review I’ll keep my mouth shut about the fate of these lovers, but for anyone who has already read this book: lord help us.
This book did not feel like it was 600+ pages. I swear, every 25-50 pages something was being burned to ashes or another key plot point was revealed. The amount of plot twists towards the end made my head spin with amazement, and I can’t believe I wasn’t able to put together all of the clues! After reading this book I was talking to my roommate, who I’m forcing to read Throne of Glass, and it made me think about the first 3 books and how they connect with Empire of Storms. As someone who already had a theory about how the series was going to end I was floored when the true “ending” was revealed (we know that with Sarah nothing is ever really set in stone) and now I’m itching to get my hands on TOG #6.
One of my favorite things about the way Sarah J. Maas writes is how she comes up with the most unpredictable solutions to the problems her characters face. They need more allies? They summon a whole army of my enemies to secure allies and to prove a point. Aelin’s absolute badassery kept me on my toes throughout the entirety of this book. I found myself just as exasperated as the rest of the Court after Aelin kept pulling surprise after surprise out of the sleeves of her fighting leathers.
I wish I was able to say more about how AMAZING this book was, but since it’s still pretty new I’ll save my spoilers until TOG #6 comes out. I hope you guys enjoyed this short spoiler-free review of Empire of Storms! The next book I hope to review will be Crank by Ellen Hopkins or Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (we’ll see which one I finish first).
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