So, hey guys. I’m alive and this isn’t gonna get deleted a million more times. It has felt like forever since I last got up here and did a post. Well, I’m back and I am here to stay, for now. I’m sure that I fell into a really big reading slump and I’m slowly coming out of it so stay tuned. But anyway, I’m not gonna keep you waiting for too long. Continue reading for all the fun!
At the beginning of September, I got the chance to go and see the amazing Sarah J. Maas. I still remember it like it was yesterday. Even though I had to miss band practice the day before a football game to go to this, I didn’t care. I wasn’t going to miss it for the world. But I have finally finished this beauty and I am so excited to dive into this review. Since it is Sarah J. Maas, I’m going to have to put spoilers in here because that is a rule here or something. But welcome to my spoiler book review for Tower of Dawn.
Title: Tower of Dawn
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books
Released: September 5, 2017
Pages: 672 (Hardback)
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.
About the Author: Sarah lives in Bucks County, PA, and over the years, she has developed an unhealthy appreciation for Disney movies and bad pop music. She adores fairy tales and ballet, drinks too much tea, and watches an ungodly amount of TV. When she’s not busy writing, she can be found exploring the historic and beautiful Pennsylvania countryside with her husband and canine companion.
It took me forever to read this book and I have no idea why. I have a really good feeling this is gonna be really short but I am so sorry. Sarah J. Maas is one of my favorite authors so I apologize for this review. I promise this isn’t how all my reviews are.
Going into this book, I was never a big Chaol fan. Chaol has been one of those characters who I could care less about and I would have been fine if Sarah J. Maas would have killed him off in Empire of Storms. But of course, he had to get his own book and I think I sort of finally am on good terms with him. Once I really dived into this book and got into Chaol’s head, I could see why some people loved him.
There were two things that really bugged me about this book. One of them I think you are gonna think I am crazy about and the other might make you look at me and scream. So, the first one happens to be about the pages. I HATE THESE BIBLE THIN PAGES. Yes, I understand it is easier to fit more pages into the book but I hate it. Every time I would flip the pages in this book, I felt like I was gonna rip the page out. But that’s just nothing compared to the next one. I don’t like Yrene. Okay, hear me out a little. After I read The Assassin’s Blade, I always wanted to know more about ‘the Healer’ after her short story. I just found her to be annoying and a little stuck up. I don’t know why. Yrene and Chaol in the first place make me a little sick because they are just such a weird couple but it’s like they want to be together even though they don’t know a lot about each other. But now they are married and bonded together so I guess I better just get used to her. Also, I really hate that Yrene never made a connection between the girl that saved her from her short story to Aelin, the ex-girlfriend of Chaol’s. And I just get this sense that she’s hiding more than what we think, maybe because I read so much Sarah J. Maas or because she really is. I don’t know but I am ready for some twist.
Back to Chaol, his story about his recovery was almost inspiring. This book really made me think about how physical recovery isn’t always as easy as it seems. This book made realize how it can really take a mental effect on a person as well. After what all happened to him in Queen of Shadows, I always wondered what truly happened and how he was, mentally. He still isn’t my favorite, I still find him as the annoying ex-boyfriend that I just want to get rid of because I want to kill him, but I am starting to hate him less. I sort of feel sorry for him at times but I still don’t like him 100%. He’s at a 27% liking level right now. It’s higher than Nesyrn, who I won’t even get into because I feel like she was sort of forgotten, even though she brought Chaol there, and when she was in the book, she got on my last nerve and I wanted to skip all the parts.
Even though I am talking about how much I hated Chaol and all, I still really enjoyed this book. I did find myself skipping parts of this book, but it wasn’t because of Sarah J. Maas. It was just because I found the character (*cought Nesyrn*) annoying. Sarah J. Maas has this magic in her writing that will get you addicted and want to read all day long. She has created this magical world that I can’t wait to get back into in October because I need Kingdom of Ash in my hands right now. This book was still so magical and I am ready to dive into the next book of Sarah J. Maas’.
Overall, I would have to give this book a 4.5 out of 5. If you ever thought about just skipping this book and going from Empire of Storms straight to Kingdom of Ash, may I stop you and recommend you to read this book. This book holds so much, and so many twists that you need to know like the fact that QUEEN MAEVE IS A VALG QUEEN AND SHE STILL HAS AELIN. If that isn’t enough for you to get your hands on the book, you need to. But then, why would you read it if you know that really important and you clicked on a spoiler review? Who knows.
Have you read this book? What did you think about it? Have you met Sarah J. Maas or want to meet her? If you could meet one author, who would it be? What do you think about Sarah’s writing? Did you change your mind about Chaol through the book? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!