Thursday, September 28, 2017

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

Release Date: September 5, 2017
from Bloomsbury USA Childrens Books
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"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."

My Thoughts:

*spoilers for previous books in the series*

This series is probably my favorite series ever, second only to Harry Potter and well that series has some serious nostalgia attached to it, but Throne of Glass is one of those series I am ridiculously invested in and read over and over. Tower Of Dawn was one of my most anticipated reads this year and it’s also one of my favorite books I’ve read this year. I’m just so invested in this world and these characters, that as I was reading the book I yelled out loud in my empty apartment to these characters telling them what to do or what they don’t know and I stress over their lives and I love every single second of it.

Look, I’ve always loved Chaol, I’ve gotten mad at him at times, but I’ve always loved him and I’ve always appreciated how he grew and changed over the book. But here is the thing, my love for Chaol is not tied to whether he winds up with Aelin or not. In the end, I just want him to be happy and I think we all know that while Aelin and Chaol were nice for a while, they both grew into different people who no longer fit. So what I loved about Tower Of Dawn, is that we got to see Chaol go down this new path and learn to cope with his past and he went exactly where he needed to go for a number of reasons and I was so so proud of him in this book.

And now for Yrene. I’ve been waiting for her to make an appearance again and the wait was so worth it. I adored Yrene. I adored the woman she became and that she took a chance a stranger gave her and made it count. Yrene is so so strong and I forever love Sarah J. Maas for giving us no shortage of versatile and badass heroines to look up to.

Speaking of badass heroines brings me to Nesryn, who I somehow love even more now. Nesryn really comes into her own in this book and I frickin love this woman. She doesn’t let anything stop her and I loved watching her finally make choices for herself and to make her happy. She was great in Queen of Shadows, but she shines in this book.

And along with these characters, we meet so many new faces and even get a surprise visit from someone we haven’t seen in quite some time. There will never ever come a day when I am not amazed by how Maas weaves together all of these details and how seemingly unimportant things are so so important. And there is so much that happens in this book and some huge huge revelations are dropped. Game changing information happens here and now I just cannot wait for that next book to see how the buildup from these six books finally pieces together. I’m going to agonize waiting for that final book.

Tower Of Dawn was an amazing read and even though I missed some of my favorite Throne Of Glass characters, their presence is still very much felt throughout the book and these characters definitely fill the void. This book really changes the game and I cannot wait to see what happens next.


  1. I was more than mad at Chaol. I went from loving him to hating him to being indifferent. I'm glad she's focusing on him because I want to love him again. :) Can't wait to get this. Great review!
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  2. I love this book so much and my love for Chaol has never wavered so you know how happy this book made me. I'm so excited we got to share all our feels over this. I know we're going to be flailing over this series forever! Great review!

    1. We will be old ladies hanging out in our library still gushing over this series and it'll be wonderful lol


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