Why I Can’t Review Kingdom of Ash

I read Kingdom of Ash over a month ago. I did it in 13 ½ hours over 2 days. The thing is that while I LOVED this book, I can’t seem to put my feelings into words. I started reading these when Throne of Glass was released with the ugly cover. Which is a significant chunk of time for these characters to be in my life. I mean, I have known Rowan longer than my husband.

Sorry not sorry babe.

So while I won’t be reviewing, I do feel like it’s necessary to post about this series that had such an impact on my life.

I was lucky enough to go to the Kingdom of Ash tour this year and Sarah is the funniest, most adorable person (at least on stage) and I am so impressed with both her and the fandom. I mean, the girls next to me had driven 18 hours IN ONE DAY to stay for one night.

They kinda made me feel like a little shit for complaining about the 45 minute drive to the suburbs lol.

The picture up top is from the tour and if you like the hoodie I am wearing, you can find it at Loretta’s redbubble shop here.

For those of you who are just discovering the series, I am SO excited for you. Like I wish I could do that again. I hope that you cherish these characters as much as I have.

If you don’t want spoilers then STOP NOW…..


Okay, I warned you.

Here are my favorite things about Kingdom of Ash…

Aelin pulling #squadgoals with the ladies after everything is said and done. These ladies are AMAZING.

Rowan growling at firepits and BREAKING MY HEART. He just loves her so much. I believe he would tear apart the world for her.

The one Loretta has named Emorian. Emo Dorian went so hard in this book. He freaking went ALONE to Morath to deal with Erawan and MADE FRIENDS WITH MAEVE. Like, who are you even suicidal Dorian?

Dorian turning himself into a girl and almost groping himself to “see what things feel like.” ONLY Dorian would do this…Well and maybe Cassian.

My Queen Manon. I swear I would ride or die for this girl. Her character arc is my favorite of the entire series and I cherish her so much!

Lysandra legitimately is the best friend in the world. She is UNSTOPPABLE. How she resisted backhanding Aedion that long, I will never know. But girl is my hero.

I cried. I laughed. I cried again. I fell in love with Fenrys and almost strangled Aedion through the pages. I mourned the 13 for… well I may still be mourning them. Give me a broom and i’ll move to the wastes with Manon. Okay i’m done with my weird little rant.

The only thing I don’t like about this book is that it put my BBFFL Teagan into the biggest book slump of life. I don’t think she has cracked a spine since October 28. SJM gave the whole book world a slump. Thanks Sarah.


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20 thoughts on “Why I Can’t Review Kingdom of Ash

  1. I recently finished KOA and that book was an emotional roller coaster ride! I’m sad about the thirteen too! Manon is a one of my favorite characters in this series! She was amazing even more than Aelin. I quite enjoyed Dorian’s scenes in Morath! I totally agree with you on Aedion! I also wanted to strangle him in this book! I was disappointed with the way he treated Lysandra. I loved the cameo appearance of RHYS and Feyre! I wish it was a bit longer.

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  3. I discovered the Throne of Glass series only two months ago (the beginning of October) after I got totally hooked on ACOTAR. (I even read it with the ugly cover because that’s all my library had!) I can’t believe I went sooooo long without ever coming across it before, but I also love that I got to binge read every single book. It would have been TORTURE to not know when/how/if Aelin got out of that coffin (how DID you survive that wait?!). I’ve been reading KoA for almost a full month now, but I just DON’ WANT IT TO EVER END, so I’m dragging it out like I’ve never done before 🙂 Plus, I’m terrified of the book hangover that I know is coming… Great post!

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    1. Waiting TWO YEARS with Aelin in a coffin was horrible. I’m not going to lie. I am going to reread KOA so many times because I am still not over. BUT… fall 2019 SJM is doing a World of Throne of Glass that gives us a look at 10 years after KOA… so you have something to look forward to!

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  4. Aw, cute post 🙂
    I love it how you love this series. I haven’t read it, but i get the feeling. There are some books that are just so good, i don’t even know what to say, cuz what if i can’t do justice 😀 Usually waiting helps, but if it’s a series… it’s different.

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  5. Haha I agree with everything here… I actually didn’t sleep till I finished the book on the day of its release, so you know how obsessed I am 😜😜😜 there is no way I can even think of analyzing the plot or reviewing it objectively… All I know is that my favorite series is over 😭😭😭

    Loved your post… Glad you were able to put your feelings in writing !!!

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