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.

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Tower of Dawn (TBH We Still Hate Chaol) | Book Review

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By: Sarah J. Maas

# 6 in the Throne of Glass Series | 286 Pages | Pub. 2017

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Tower of Dawn at a Glance

  • Overall Rating: ★★★★☆
  • Dude: Like the training bra of boyfriends
  • Heroine # 1: Yrene is as cool as Joanna from Fixer Upper
  • Heroine # 2: Nesryn traded UP
  • Steaminess: What happens in the Oasis, stays in the Oasis
  • Brutality: Excuse me, SJM?! How dare. You. Ruin. Me. Like. That.

Pairs Well With:

Neith’s Arrow

  • 2 tablespoons gin
  • 2 tablespoons Campari
  • 2 tablespoons sweet vermouth
  • 1 orange twist

Our Thoughts

Our feelings on Chaol are no secret. We think he’s the crazy ex-boyfriend that just won’t go away because SJM keeps shoving him down our throats. Quit trying to make Chaol a thing!

Yeah, he looooves Dorian and is “oh so loyal” but we think he’s a whiny jerk that lacks perspective and just needs to get over himself. So, the fact that we had to read a 620 page book on him wasn’t something we were precisely looking forward to… But overall, Tower of Dawn wasn’t bad. Yeah, it was way too long and probably could’ve been ⅓ of the size because it didn’t really add to the overall plot until 70% through the novel but the new characters in the southern continent made it worth it.

Beware, Spoilers are coming…

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Empire of Storms | Book Review

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By: Sarah J. Maas

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

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

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By: Sarah J. Maas

#3.1 in A Court of Thorns & Roses | 272 Pages | Pub. 2018

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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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Queen of Shadows (Aka Fire Breathing Bitch Queen of our Hearts) | Book Review

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By: Sarah J. Maas

Queen of Shadows at a Glance

  • Overall Rating:  
  • Dude:  We would put up with his territorial fae bullshit
  • Heroine: We’d follow this Fire-breathing bitch queen to whatever end
  • Brutality: Forced demon impregnation scenes (Yup, you read that right…)
  • Emotional: #BRBcrying more than we do with soldiers coming home videos

Pairs Well With

Fireheart Shot

  • 1 oz creme de menthe
  • 1 oz creme de banana
  • 1 oz rum
  • Grenadine

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