REVIEW: Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4)

Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4)
Sarah J. Maas


DISCLAIMER: Please do not read if you have not read the previous books to the serious. I may spoil some events that have already taken place.


I could just gush, or I could be really logical and say all the things Sarah did right and wrong but to say the wrongs would be really difficult.

I think overall I have one critism of this book, so I'll start with that althought it's chronologically incorrect: the way Sarah left us. It felt a bit Insugent-y, in the way of: it might have happened a bit to soon. However, I do feel it's myself being hesitant as to what is to come next because that particular door is now shut. What obstacle will Aelin (if you're reading this then surely you've at least got to the second book; if not WHY ARE YOU READING THIS- SHOOO) have to face?

With that said and done, onto the more positive.
Sarah has been building this world of Erilea for a while. This book being the ultimate catacomb, drawing all these elements together. It was time for Sarah to hit the big red button.

And, boy, did she.

Straight back in Rifthold- Aelin isn't holding back. Vengence is crossed over every inch of her and she'll outwit anyone or anything to get it.  Which is what I like about Aelin in QoS. She felt sure of her self and her plans, but still stayed human- flawed in many ways. Her 'weakness' for her friends is one of many that proves that. Her desire and need to pritect the ones she loves.

Chaol? I'll keep it brief. Constantly through out this book you could here me in my bed, in my college cafeteria AND in the middle of nowhere- my constant commentry of how much an a**hole Chaol is. You didn't hear it on your part of the world? Now I'm really surprised. His motives always seem to presented as his loyalty to Dorian (I'm not going to discuss him; poor baby though. Just, no.) but I always feel a hidden motive. I'm distrustful.

Of course, we also have the rest of the cast of characters: Aedion, Rowan, Manon&Abraxos, The King of Aderlan and Dorian. Then the reintroduction of a few  people, some we've never met and some we haven't seen since book one.
I've casted some new ships *cough Aedion and Lysandra cough* (if someone wants to let me know their formal ship name, please do) and some where shattered completely. In Sarah's own battle of the ships.

Plot wise?: Like a bullet train. Sarah achieved a hell of a lot with this installement. My emotions were on a roller-coaster that went up then took the ultimate dip dive, up-turning my stomach until I was plummeted into the iciest water bath of tears only to be to be resurrected again.
I mean, she got me.

And she got me good.

I have mentioned a small miner defect and the lack of a cliffie. But you know, I'm somewhat satisfied and until my small brain can comprehend a different preferred ending, I'll remain happy.

I'm intrigued as to where we can go next, other than the obvious.

Wrapping August

This month flew past too quickly! And by Sept, 3 i'll be back to college, going back, to leashing my inner reading demon.

That being said, I had a VERY good reading month.

This summer I set out to read 12 books, I got to 11 and I am currently on the twelfth!! This month took 5 and considering the books that I did read I am extremely proud and happy. 

The first part of books are books I had read during the week of Booktubeathon:

A Storm of Swords: Blood and Gold (A Song of Ice and Fire #3.2)
George R.R. Martin

This was a such a fast paced book with a lot going on. Although, I have watched the television adaptation I already could see where they divide. I love GRRM use of dialouge and there was a large input of character development. It was the best I had read... (more to come.)

The Novice (Summoner #1)
Taran Matharu


Where as I liked this premise of this book however, I felt like it was lacking in something. There was a certain charm to Matharu writing- it was detailed but not overly so as fantasy authors can do. I think this would make a very good graphic novel. And I think I will be continuing when the sequel comes out next year.

A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire #4)
George R.R. Martin


Oh, gosh!
I feel like I am giving all my books 4/5 star ratings BUT honestly they were all fantastic. A Feast for Crows is one that A LOT of people haven't liked- I did! I did a review link here.

And what I read for the rest of the month?:

Harry Potter and the Philsopher's Stone (Harry Potter 1)
J.K. Rowling
I read this for the first time a few years ago and ONLY GAVE IT 4 STARS!!
I knew exactly what would happen in the semi-basics of the plot but I had forgotten so much. It was such a joy and obviously I bumped up my rating. Just AMAZING as always.
Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3)
Sarah J. Maas
Manon. Manon FREAKING Blackbeak. Just, just....
I began to like Rowan but perhaps not as much as other people do. I enjoyed him as a person but perhaps my view will change. I still ship Dorian and Celeana... DON'T YOU DARE JUDGE ME!
 And Chaol? Oh God! What did he do? GAH!
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