Empire of Storms
by: Sarah J. Maas
I don't know how SJM does it but she's constantly making me adore characters I either disliked initially or didn't care about. Manon, Elide...and LORCAN? How did he become so important to me? Manon has been a favorite for a couple books now & that is not going anywhere. The story SJM created for her is just as enthralling as Aelin's. And Elide? What a surprise she has been.
She's also brilliant at creating couples that belong together, couples that you wouldn't have ever put together initially but once their paths cross and you see...it's incredible. She tells their stories gradually, over books. Nothing is rushed, everything takes its time, & the payoff is worth it.
I can't get enough of these books. I've slowly read the prequels & all 5 novels over the past year, savoring each. And now I have to wait until SEPTEMBER for the next installment--& it's just a Chaol book! I'm not sure how to feel about that but I do know one thing... Whenever I doubt SJM & a character she's created or a storyline, she ALWAYS comes through with something brilliant, exceeding all expectations.
Because, seriously, I now love Lorcan? I mean, what?!
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