“Once upon a time, in a land long since burned to ash, there lived a young princess who loved her kingdom …”
I have dedicated from June-september to all things Throne of Glass reading with friends all of the world (USA, Serbia, Egypt) and I have zero regrets.
Without giving anything away I will say this series started out with an arrogant assassin who wanted nothing but freedom after being enslaved and a Prince offers her sanctuary in the form of being the kings personal assassin… but that small desire becomes so much more… it becomes hope for a better world.
We evolved from three young proud individuals Caleana, Chaol, and Dorian, to an entire world of kingdoms and people wanting better, to bring back the magic that has been missing and smothed for years, and to fight the darkness that wanted to consume it.
There were moments in the series where I had to push through and make myself read especially in the hard times, but Kingdom of Ash as the last book was not that way. The only time I stepped away was to take a break from crying.
My book is full of tabs. Tabs for broken moments, moments with declaration of love, and moments of war and loss.
I went into this series because of my love for ACOTAR but left realizing there is so much more to SJM than a love story.
This series was about friendship, magic, love, unity, and heartbreak and I will never forget it.
There were many ships that sailed in this series, but my #1 was Lorcan and Elide. From the minute these two got together I was cheering them on/crying with them.
its so incredibly hard to write a review without giving anything away so all I will say is this book left me wanted to get tattooed by Rowan for the fallen and the lost.
This book made me proud to love and cheer on Manon and the Thirteen.
It made me want to be a shifter and fight along Aedion, Lysandra and Terassen.
It made me believe that unity can be found even in a witch and a king.
It made me want to find patience and forgiveness the way Chaol did.
It made me want to find strength and loyalty in something I believed in the way the cadre did.
It made me fall in love with so many characters that it hurts to say goodbye, just as though they were my friends.
Even through the trudge and the confusion I still felt, this series will stay with me for a long time. I would highly recommend this series or A Court of Thorns and Roses if you are a lover of personal development or romantic interests and want to get into the fantasy genre.
My only complaint is I needed to know more about Manon and Dorian… ugh so much more.
🔥/5 Steam Level