Review: Empire of Storms

Empire of StormsEmpire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas
My rating: 4 of 5 starsIf you are related to me in any way, I’d appreciate if you didn’t read this post. Unless you wanna read about me having the obscene hots for fictional characters. Thanks.


SECOND TIME READING:
(I’ve added comments to my original piece-of-shit review)

Okay so overall, I enjoyed this book. It was on the same level as ACOWAR for me: where I really enjoyed the previous instalment, and it was basically impossible to beat it with the next one, no matter what’s going on. STILL BETTER THAN THE FIRST BOOK; but had parts that were a bit boring.

Idk what happened. I’ve been LOVING my rereads of SJM. I’ve been reeeeally sick for the past 2 weeks, so maybe that’s why?

I really loved the start and the ending. A lot what happened on the boat was meh. I enjoyed it more than the first time I read it– but I kept putting it down because I was a bit bored. (Which I hate myself for bc guys I LOVED THE START AND THE ENDING. THAT WAS ……… LIT….. af. I didn’t want to put the book down).

The ending reminded me so much of ACOMAF; with the show down, then the elopement, and the kidnapping???????????? And when Rowan’s cousins come sailing in to save the day????? THAT TOTALLY REMINDED ME OF ACOWAR. ……Cool, dude. I’m down for that. Idrc at this point. I’m here to suffer through every beautiful piece of heartbreak SJM writes, now and forever.

I’m keen for what happens next. Idc about Chaol tbh, but I’ll OF COURSE read it. Just………… I NEED MORE. I LOVE ROWAN. I WANNA KNOW WHAT HAPPENS W AEDION AND LYSANDRA. AND MANON AND DORIAN. AND ELIDE AND LORCAN (who I kinda hate sorry not sorry [to quote past-me]).

Quotes/Updates:

July 3, 2017 – page 52
7.5% “So this was a slow start… I WANT MORE AELIN.”

July 4, 2017 – page 61
8.8% “Okay I hate Darrow”

July 4, 2017 – page 94
13.56% “”And if they picked it, picked them, it might very well cause the end of it.”
THINKING ABOUT THE ENDING AHHHHH”

July 4, 2017 – page 122
17.6% “I… HATE… MANON’S GRANDMOTHER!!!!!!!!
Ps I think my fave storyline in this book is Elide and Lorcan :)”

July 4, 2017 – page 157
22.66% “There’s the writing style I know and love so much ❤️😌me to 😴”

July 5, 2017 – page 164<br<br
shit MANON YES"

July 5, 2017 – page 201<br<br
ically imagine Skull's Bay as a town-version of Hook's ship."

July 5, 2017 – page 208<br<br
who just joined the party???<br<br

y 8, 2017 – page 236<br<br
ewhere safe.'"<br<br
RE THAT IS FOR MANON 😏"

July 8, 2017 – page 243
me to introduce you, Captain Rolfe, the incomparable, the beautiful, and the absolutely and all-round flawless Queen of Terrasen.'””

July 8, 2017 – page 301
ys are SUCH a lil family ❤️
(
ming into Rowaelin’s bedroom to steal some clothes for Aedion)”

July 8, 2017 – page 338
4
was perched on Rowan’s shoulders, scanning the bay.”
S
tell me that this has been drawn in fanart??? I Need This Now Thank You.”

July 8, 2017 – page 348
5
and Lysandra ❤ ❤ <3″

July 8, 2017 – page 358
5
ption”

July 9, 2017 – page 373
5
wo BABY”

July 9, 2017 – page 373
5
READY FOR EVERYTHING TO GO DOWNHILL”

July 9, 2017 – page 397
5
h, woman… as long as the parts that matter are there, what difference does it make?'”
I
ing if I had to pick any of the characters from SJM’s world and nominate them for “Most Likely to Be Caught Sending/Requesting Nudes 100x per week”; it would be Dorian.”

July 9, 2017 – page 399
5
I suppose you and I are both heirs without crowns.'””

July 9, 2017 – page 401
5
d Manon is back 😁 I really am interested in the Crochan heritage.”

July 11, 2017 – page 422
60
k into the burning heart of hell itself to find you.'””

July 11, 2017 – page 423
61
lways find a way back to you.'””

July 11, 2017 – page 429
61
Dorian ❤ ❤ ❤ (Dorian’s such a tease)”

July 11, 2017 – page 564
81
nd Elide
Ro
br>Ae
ra
Ma

Ab
ng and pooping on the poop deck
SJ
to represent bisexuals in her books
Ev
nited
IM
y 11, 2017 – page 580
83
herfreaking Maeve.”

July 11, 2017 – page 614
88
a lie– I was so close to drifting off at Nehemia’s part. Idk if it was boring or I’m just so deliriously sick atm…”

July 13, 2017 – page 638
92
hivers from Abraxos and the Thirteen’s entering to the battle!!!”

July 13, 2017 – page 648
93
act shook the world.
Ev
thrown on her ass.”
SJ
S BRILLIANT AND I CAN’T CHOOSE WHICH SENTENCE IS MY FAVE”

July 13, 2017 – page 658
94
p. I forgot so many plot twists– this is great!!!
SJ
ting whether Rowaelin were really mates or not. I thought maybe my memory was deceiving me. NOPE. This is rereading ACOMAF all over again haha.”

oOo FIRST TIME READING:

3.75/5 stars

Yeh alright this is fine. It wasn’t the worst I’ve read from SJM, but in no means was is terribly epic for me. I’m sorry but everything is so predictable?????? can yall hear my internal screaming imploding my motherfucking mind, wishing i died before i wrote this bullshit Oh except for a certain hook up.

Manon. Dorian.

Gross.

Sorry (not sorry). SIT YOUR BASIC, SALTY CELORIAN-SHIPPING ASS DOWN FOR FUCK SAKE.
&a
nce again, SJM introduces characters that I don’t care for, and can’t follow??????? Why??? Does? She?? Do!? THIS?!!!!! GROW??? SOME??????? TASTE????????????? Idk guys, her writing has improved and she wrote the action really well, but now her romance scenes are lacking. there was like 4 main couples in this PLUS kickass friendships being formed left,right,and centre HOW can u complain???? I think past-me needed some SERIOUS THERAPY over being so bitter about Celorian not being end game…….. Like I swear every dramatic moment HAS to be written in truncated, obvious statements. Do you know what I mean?

An actual scene most likely:

He wanted her. All of her. Fire. Passion. The moon was shining. It wasn’t that he wanted (some profound, unrelated notion), it was HER.

Do you see the BS???? Why does nobody see the BS???????? I feel like I’m the only one STILL trying to like this bloody story. Ugh. i can spot the regret i have Whatever– I love her ACOTRbitch couldnt even abbreviate the proper title series. I can still hold onto that. GOD BLESS FUTURE ME FOR MAKING ME GIVE TOG ANOTHER GO BC I LOVED ACOTAR SO MUCH SO I GAVE THIS ANOTHER GO AND IT’S BEEN SUCHA FUN YEAR. 2017 HAS BEEN THE YEAR OF SARAH J MAAS FOR ME AND I AM VERY HAPPY. THANK YOU ALL.View all my reviews

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