“The world will be saved and remade by the dreamers.”
One can assume that because this series is one of my favourites it throughly gets 5 star ratings. But let me tell you – even though I absolutely adore this series I’m still treating it like any other book I review. I just can’t help the fact that it’s world and characters are simply amazing. After racing through the first four books I thought this book couldn’t hurt me more. In fact – it broke my very soul. Not because the story let me down but because Sarah J. Maas exactly knows how to hurt her readers. The book left me in tears and my sister had to hold my hand through the last 40 or so pages. Everytime I thought it was already bad, it got worse.
“She was fire, and light, and ash, and embers. She was Aelin Fireheart, and she bowed for no one and nothing, save the crown that was hers by blood and survival and triumph.”
Queen of Shadows was a special book in this series for me. I had to deal with a major reading slump while going through it – without blaming the books for it. But since I definitely wanted to join Aelin on her journey, I plunged myself straight into Erilea and fought against the slump. And let me tell you – it was worth it. Every single page of it. I’m still not quite sure whether I am able to write this review – I finished the book a few days ago and I still cannot comprehend it. The world of Throne of Glass just got amplified and I desperately want to live there – even though I’d probably die there. But everything I learned from the first three books just got better and more intense – it was just like the tip of the iceberg.
“Fireheart – why do you cry?” “Because I am lost,” she whispered onto the earth. “And I do not know the way.”
Sarah J. Maas isn’t just an author – she is a weapon of mass destruction and knows exactly where to hit. This woman will always be my number one when it comes to fantasy authors. Because she knows exactly how to break her characters and how to make them suffer so that they come back stronger than before. This woman is glorious. So when I finished reading Crown of Midnight I knew that I wanted to dive into Heir of Fire right away. And it was the biggest emotional rollercoaster I ever jumped on (so far I haven’t read the fourth and fifth book in the series, so I cannot judge about those).
For April I’ll be on a more or less relaxing one over the week before easter. The actual plan was going skiing – so I only have time to read in the evening, when coming back to the house I’ll be staying. But since the weather changed its plans and there is nearly no snow on which I could be skiing, I also have to over think my plans concerning the books. I will now have a whole week to read without interruptions.
“I would have come for you. And if I couldn’t walk, I’d crawl to you, and no matter how broken we were, we’d fight our way out together-knives drawn, pistols blazing. Because that’s what we do. We never stop fighting.”
My feelings are shattered like a million stars over the night skies. I’m not sure anymore what to feel or what to do. My life seems so empty now that i finished Crooked Kingdom and I don’t know what to do with it. I finished the book almost three weeks ago but my brain was not able to order my thoughts enough to write an adequate review. I’m not even sure whether this one will be really helpful. After reading Six of Crows I couldn’t wait to dive right into the second books – my beloved Dregs were waiting for me in Ketterdam and I yearend for more adventures with them. I thought I loved them after finishing the first book – but after reading the second one my love was taken to a new level.
“The king sent me to kill you.”
I don’t know how to say it other than that I love this series. I already enjoyed Throne of Glass very much – thank you for making me a slave of yours, Queen Maas – but the second book was even better. I loved how Celaena was finally portrayed as what she essentially is – a badass assassin with her very own mind. And yes, it is as bloody as it sounds. The whole book got a lot darker than the first one and even if I’m normally not into gore and stuff this really got me.
I’m so happy, I want to jump up and down right now! Today I’m proudly presenting you something new – at least for me. I’m co-hosting a challenge for the month of April on #bookstagram! In anticipation of A Court of Wings and Ruin (ACOWAR) some wonderful girls and me will be hosting a challenge called #starswholistenApril which mostly covers our love for the ACOTAR series as well as the fantasy genre in general. These are the prompts: