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April 30, 2018

Book Review: Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass #6) by Sarah J. Maas

Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass #6) by Sarah J. Maas

Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass #6) by Sarah J. Maas

You should read first:
  1. Throne of Glass
  2. Crown of Midnight
  3. Heir of Fire
  4. Queen of Shadows
  5. Empire of Storms

I admit Chaol isn't my favorite character from this series, so I wasn't sure I was going to like Tower of Dawn, which follows the story of Chaol and Nesryn in Antica.

The first chapters didn't really caught me, because I wanted to know more about Aelin and not about Chaol or the new characters. But after a few chapters I got caught in the story.

A big reason for Chaol to go to Antica was to heal. I was amazed at how the author managed to write about his struggle to heal, not only his legs but his mind. I had a fracture a few years ago on my right arm and had to go to surgery and then to therapy because I couldn't move my hand. It was an awful time of my life and I could understand his awful mood. It made me like him more, understand him.

There is a new character very important for Chaol's healing and probably the whole war, which is Yrene. She's a healer and I really liked her. She was very intelligent and even when she had a sad past that made her angry at first, she was really a good person. It was good to see a female character that maybe isn't the best warrior, but is strong in other areas.

There isn't a lot going on at first, with Nesryn and Chaol trying to convince this kingdom to join their war. The khaganate and his heirs are fierce and not at all very charming, except maybe for Sartaq. None of them seem interested or worried about this dark demons war maybe going after them.

But in the other half of the book, there are some BIG revelations that change everything! Jaw dropping! Also, Nesryn and Sartaq started to grow on me. They had so many amazing adventures!

Tower of Dawn isn't my favorite book of the series, but it definitely has amazing moments and I'm glad Chaol and Nesryn found happiness after all. Now I can't wait to read the next and final book of the series, it doesn't have a title yet, but is expected to be published October 2018.

April 4, 2018

WoW: A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Expected publication: May 1st 2018 by Bloomsbury YA

A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3.1) by Sarah J. Maas

The Winter Solstice. In a week. I was still new enough to being High Lady that I had no idea what my formal role was to be. If we'd have a High Priestess do some odious ceremony, as lanthe had done the year before. A year. Gods, nearly a year since Rhys had called in his bargain, desperate to get me away from the poison of the Spring Court to save me from my despair. Had he been only a minute later, the Mother knew what would have happened. Where I'd now be. Snow swirled and eddied in the garden, catching in the brown fibers of the burlap covering the shrubs My mate who had worked so hard and so selflessly, all without hope that I would ever be with him We had both fought for that love, bled for it. Rhys had died for it.

April 3, 2018

Tell Me Something Tuesday: How often do you actually start reading a hot new release the day it hits shelves?

Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly discussion post hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings where they discuss a wide range of topics from books to blogging. Weigh in and join the conversation by adding your thoughts in the comments. If you want to do your own post, grab the question and answer it on your blog.
This week's topic: How often do you actually start reading a hot new release the day it hits shelves?

Not often. It's not easy to get books the same day they are published in Latin America, specially if you have to wait for them to be translated. There has been exceptions, as with the Harry Potter books, that I bought the same day in my local store and in english.

But with ebooks is easier. I'm currently waiting for A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas and probably will buy it the release day on Amazon.

April 2, 2018

Book Review: Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5) by Sarah J. Maas

Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5) by Sarah J. Maas

Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5) by Sarah J. Maas
The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius as war looms on the horizon. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those who don't.
With her heart sworn to the warrior-prince by her side, and her fealty pledged to the people she is determined to save, Aelin will delve into the depths of her power to protect those she loves. But as monsters emerge from the horrors of the past, and dark forces become poised to claim her world, the only chance for salvation will lie in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear.
In this breathtaking fifth installment of the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series, Aelin will have to choose what—and who—to sacrifice if she's to keep the world of Erilea from breaking apart.
Empire of Storms was so good! My favorite (so far) from the series. It's Aelin at her best, being all Queen.

There were so many things happening I don't know where to start. For Aelin, nothing is simple, and her journey to her kingdom isn't the exception. Not everyone is waiting for her. But there are other things that are more important than that, there is war coming and we don't know Maeve's plans. A war they aren't prepared.

Erawan's forces are strong and Aelin needs to knock on some doors to get help. And she's still planning to reunite the Wyrd keys...

I was waiting to see Aelin and Rowan together, and wow! It was better than I imagined. I knew it was going to be epic! But the end, so cruel, it broke my heart. Aelin will suffer so much more. And for now, I will suffer for her, while reading the next book Tower of Dawn, which is Chaol's story.