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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Top Ten Tuesday | Platonic Relationships in Books

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Yay, I’m back from hiatus! I had an amazing couple of vacations, first to Hawaii and then to New York City and am ready to jump back into things! What better way than a Top Ten Tuesday…

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

The rules are simple:

  • Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want.
  • Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to The Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post.
  • Add your name to the Linky widget on that day’s post so that everyone can check out other bloggers’ lists.
  • Or if you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment.

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Dreamy Book Covers | Book Tag

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Happy Saturday, book friends! We are doing the awesome Dreamy Book Covers tag thanks to one of our favorite bloggers, Sara @ Bibliophagist. If you aren’t already following her, check her out.  She’s sassy and her reviews are on point.

THE RULES

  1. Thank the lovely person who tagged you, spread the love!
  2. Mention Tiana @ The Book Raven as the creator of this book tag!
  3. Use the original tag image in your post. (However, feel free to add whatever other graphics your heart desires!)
  4. At least tag 1 fellow blogger for this tag.
  5. List the rules

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Top Ten Tuesday | Books on Our Fall TBR

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

The rules are simple:

  • Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want.
  • Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to The Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post.
  • Add your name to the Linky widget on that day’s post so that everyone can check out other bloggers’ lists.
  • Or if you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment.

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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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