Thursday, November 2, 2017

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

Tower of Dawn 
Throne of Glass #6
by Sarah J Maas

Hardcover, 664 pages
Published September 5th 2017 by Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books


In the next installment of the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series, follow Chaol on his sweeping journey to a distant empire.

Chaol Westfall has always defined himself by his unwavering loyalty, his strength, and his position as the Captain of the Guard. But all of that has changed since the glass castle shattered, since his men were slaughtered, since the King of Adarlan spared him from a killing blow, but left his body broken.

His only shot at recovery lies with the legendary healers of the Torre Cesme in Antica—the stronghold of the southern continent's mighty empire. And with war looming over Dorian and Aelin back home, their survival might lie with Chaol and Nesryn convincing its rulers to ally with them.

But what they discover in Antica will change them both—and be more vital to saving Erilea than they could have imagined.

Peyton and I at the Tower of Dawn Meet and Greet 

My thoughts: 

I'm still too fresh off reading it to put my feelings in words. I was largely listening to the Audible version, occasionally reading along with the hard copy, or pausing it all together when I got to bits that I wanted to read faster than I could listen. Somewhere near Chapter 47, I abandoned the Audible version altogether as I lost all patience and had to devour all of the words. Sarah J Maas has completely outdone herself. I was so done with Chaol somewhere between Crown of Midnight through to Queen of Shadows, but Tower of Dawn is his redemption and so much more. Sarah's ability to connect dots in order to create a larger image is awe-inspiring. For those that balk at reading Assassin's Blade - while I whoelheartedly recommend reading it prior to Throne of Glass, but definitely prior to Queen of Shadows, and DEFINITELY prior to Empire of Storms, it is a MUST READ prior to Tower of Dawn. I think I may have liked this more than ACOWAR (A Court of Wings and Ruin for those that don't know)- and that is saying A LOT! I'm kicking myself for taking so long to read it (I actually pre-ordered it AND got the Audible copy on Release Day), and I will definitely be re-reading it many times in my future.

My sneaky shots of Sarah J Maas as she wowed the crowd with her sparkling personality! (I have a total girl crush on her now :) )

What's your last 5 star read? Who are some of your must read authors? My taste skews towards Young Adult Fantasy and some of my must reads are Sarah J. Maas (obviously), Leigh Bardugo (I HIGHLY recommend the Six of Crows duology), Laini Taylor (I'm currently reading Dreams of Gods and Monsters, the 3rd and final book in her Daughter of Smoke and Bones trilogy), and Sabaa Tahir (An Ember in the Ashes solidified my love for the sub-genre). Let me know if you have any recommendations, as I'm FOREVER adding books to my TBR list and follow me on Goodreads and my bookstagram to stay up to date with my obsessive reading habits. Until next time...

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