ACOTAR Review (GoodReads)
ACOMAF Review (Bitchy Fantasy)
This book is probably the most interesting one in Sarah J Maas’s career because it’s her first attempt at completing a story. Yes, there is the second trilogy coming (give it to me now!), but from what I’ve heard, it will be from a new perspective. New storyline. Same characters? But different story. I think. I’ve been reading Maas’s books for years now, but I’ve never heard her say “the end”. The end is the most important part. It determines if you have a good or bad taste in your mouth when you close the book for the last time.
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I know why the pages in Empire of Storms are bible thin, so you can rip them out and use as tissues for all your goddamn tears. How does SJM do this? There is nothing particularly stunning about her writing or characters. There is actually a lot to criticize. A LOT. But I always find myself in this position after finishing one of her books. I am running on limited sleep because I stayed up until 4:30 A.M. to finish this book. I will warn you not to start the last 200 pages if you have an early flight in the morning or any other event that requires you to set an alarm because you will spend half the night trying to finish with an erratic level of mania and fear.
Here is a three sentence, spoiler-free review because I am not spending a second longer on a freaking review that is spoiler-free (nobody’s got time for that): Empire of Storms is better than the first three books but on the same plain as Queen of Shadows. SJM does not learn from her mistakes, but I am almost willing to look past that for the excellent side characters and the frequently changing perspectives. If you were 100% against QoS then I don’t think this book is going to change your mind, but if you are willing to suspend your disbelief, you’re in for a roller coaster.
Okay, that is it. Spoilers from here on out. You’ve been warned.
“Alright, alright, alright,” said Matthew McConaughey as he polished his Oscar. “It’s time to review A Court of Mist and Fury.” Matthew placed the statue on the mantel, the gold reflecting in his eyes, and leapt through the open window into the tumultuous waves. He swam many leagues to pass on these vital instructions, and it is now time to crack open a little known book, ACOMAF. Crack it open like an egg on Easter morning, like Rhys crackin’ open Feyre’s ol’ noggin, like a…butt crack.
Matthew surfaces on the beach, “Y’all better understand that this post has spoilers. If you don’t heed my warning, it’s on you.”
Okay, enough chit-chat. I’ve broken this review into three parts in ode to the Bard, Sarah J Maas. (This series is a trilogy, right?)