Empire of Storms | Book Review

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By: Sarah J. Maas

# 5 in the Throne of Glass Series |693 Pages | Pub. 2016

Throne of Glass At a Glance

  • Overall Rating: ★★★★★
  • Heroine: The uncontested Queen of Scheming
  • Dude: I’d deal with sand in uncomfortable places for him
  • Steaminess: All we’re saying is finally
  • Emotional: RIP us
  • Brutality: Tortured and locked in an iron coffin – not the same as a bouncy house

At this point I think everyone and their grandma knows how we feel about SJM and the Throne of Glass series. Maas gives us badass, flawed heroines and dreamy males who appreciate the epicness of their partners. And Empire of Storms is a masterpiece that did not disappoint and is probably our favorite book in the series. Chaol not being present in this one probably helps its standing in our hearts, tbh.

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Air Awakens (Medieval Online Dating Gone Wrong) | Book Review

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By: Elisa Kova

# 1 in the Air Awakens Series |330 Pages | Pub. 2015

Air Awakens At a Glance

  • Overall Rating: ★★★★
  • Dude: The only parrot he will be is stuffed on my wall
  • Heroine: Britney circa 2007 headshave
  • Brutality: Trampled to death @ Walmart on Black Friday
  • Steaminess: The only steam in this one was from my rage

Pairs Well With

Rabid Weasel Shot

  • 1 oz creme de menthe
  • 1 oz vodka

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Radiance | Book Review

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By: Grace Draven

#1 in Wraith Kings series | 297 pages | pub. 2014

Radiance At a Glance

  • Overall Rating: 
  • Dude: The most romantic “dead eel”
  • Heroine: The bravest “hag”
  • Steaminess:  He does this thing with his hips *wink*
  • Brutality:  Forcibly removed eyeballs as gifts from dear old mom

Pairs Well With

The Scorpion

  • 2 ounces light rum
  • ½ ounce brandy or cognac
  • 2 ounces fresh-squeezed orange juice
  • ¾ ounce fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ ounce orgeat syrup
  • orange slice or wedge as a garnish

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A Court of Frost and Starlight (BRB, Drooling Over Rhys) | Book Review

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By: Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Frost and Starlight At a Glance

  • Overall Rating: 
  • Dude: Can I join Rhys in a heated shed?! 😉
  • Heroine:  Girl owns her dark and twisty
  • Funny: Cassian and Feyre drunk decorating is my life goal
  • Steaminess: Can we petition to add sex in the air to the Kama Sutra?!

Pairs Well With

Starlight 

  • ⅓ part grenadine
  • 2 parts light rum
  • ⅓ part lemon juice
  • 1 part pineapple
  • 1 maraschino berry

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Under Different Stars (Invasion of the Kricket Snatchers) | Book Review

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By: Amy Bartol

Under Different Stars At a Glance

  • Overall Rating: 
  • Dude: I’d let him call me kitten
  • Heroine:  Anna Kendrick meets Buffy
  • Brutality: Thank god they can regenerate
  • World Building: I could live out my Cher Horowitz dream with an insta-mall

Pairs Well With

Celestial 

  • 1.5 oz Francois Petrot Cognac
  • ½ oz Grand Marnier
  • 1 oz Cranberry Juice
  • Sparkling Wine
  • Lemon Wheel

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