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Review: Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J Maas| Aka me screaming/gushing (Spoiler free)


“Once upon a time, in a land long since burned to ash, there lived a young princess who loved her kingdom …”


Aelin has risked everything to save her people―but at a tremendous cost. Locked within an iron coffin by the Queen of the Fae, Aelin must draw upon her fiery will as she endures months of torture. Aware that yielding to Maeve will doom those she loves keeps her from breaking, though her resolve begins to unravel with each passing day…

With Aelin captured, Aedion and Lysandra remain the last line of defense to protect Terrasen from utter destruction. Yet they soon realize that the many allies they’ve gathered to battle Erawan’s hordes might not be enough to save them. Scattered across the continent and racing against time, Chaol, Manon, and Dorian are forced to forge their own paths to meet their fates. Hanging in the balance is any hope of salvation―and a better world.

And across the sea, his companions unwavering beside him, Rowan hunts to find his captured wife and queen―before she is lost to him forever.

As the threads of fate weave together at last, all must fight, if they are to have a chance at a future. Some bonds will grow even deeper, while others will be severed forever in the explosive final chapter of the Throne of Glass series.


Everyone is probably posting reviews for this or is reading it. It’s literally everywhere but honestly, it’s so worth the hype.

*Warning there will be heavy use of capslock in this review*
Because I will never stop screaming about this book.

Will also probably have a discussion post with spoilers coming soon, so I can properly scream about KoA.

Let me just start off by saying: this was perfection. I couldn’t have hoped for a better finale. I cannot fault this book, at all.
It is a big book, almost 1000 pages – it had me worried at first. I thought maybe it’d be slow and dragged out, judging on the size of the book. However, I was so wrong. It really didn’t feel like a big book. SJM has a gift, I honestly just drink up her books; it was so addictive and gripping.
The pacing was perfect. There weren’t any boring parts, it was full-on entertainment (+heartbreak) for over 900 pages.
I was not ready to cry as much as I did, I don’t think I have ever cried so much over so many instalments throughout a book before. I was a complete mess reading this book, it was an emotional rollercoaster. I will never recover.
This book was both painful and beautiful. *Sobs*

Thank you, Sarah J Maas, for the beautiful conclusion to the Throne of Glass series. But also for the biggest book hangover ever, I literally cannot stop thinking about it.

The amount Aelin suffers in this book is heart-wrenching! But god, her character development has been so so good. Her relationships, friendships and interactions with all of them are amazing.


MY QUEEN ELIDE. God I love her. I love her sass, her development. HER EVERYTHING. Her banter with Lorcan, I cannot get enough of their interactions.

GUYS. It has happened. I finally like Manon. Her character development has been so dramatic and good, I actually enjoyed her in this book. (Still, do not ship Manorian)

Chaol & Yrene: Okay, so I’ve never been a fan of Chaol, unless he’s with Dorian, their friendship is beautiful but he was definitely more tolerable in this one. Yrene was okay too.

Rowan: ROWAELIN FOREVER. His love for Aelin is beautiful. I love them.

I hated him so much in this book, I know he was upset about Aelin but dear GOD. He was an insufferable asshole. I’ve never been the biggest fan of him but I found him beyond annoying in this.

LYSANDRA DESERVES BETTER. That’s all I’m saying.

Rating: 5 amazing Stars

Reviews for the others:  TAB |TOG| COM | HOF | QOS |EOS

Purchase the book here on Amazon UK: Kindle | Paperback



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