Book Rant: Kingdom of Ash

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Note: This post will contain spoilers for the entire series, including the ending of Kingdom of Ash! Turn back if you don’t want to be spoiled.

If you’ve been following this blog for some time, you would know that I’ve had my ups and downs with the Throne of Glass series. I read the prequel novellas before the first book was released, and was intrigued by the world and its characters. Throne of Glass itself didn’t impress me, but I followed on because if there’s one thing I can be trusted to do, it’s to follow the hype train. I enjoyed Crown of Midnight, Heir of Fire, and Queen of Shadows, and have made countless blogging friends through this series, and because of that, reading these books will never seem a waste.

However, I started becoming disillusioned with SJM’s writing with A Court of Wings and Ruin (yes, it took me that long), and haven’t bothered reviewing any of her books since. Kingdom of Ash is the perfect example of why I can’t enjoy SJM’s writing as I once did, so I’m going to do a book rant and get it all out of my system once and for all. As mentioned above, lots of spoilers below! Continue reading “Book Rant: Kingdom of Ash”

Book Review: Empire of Storms

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Title: Empire of Storms

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Rating: 5/5 stars

Series: Yes, 5 of 6.

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Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Allen & Unwin/Bloomsbury Australia in exchange for an honest review.

Needless to say, after finishing Queen of Shadows last year, Empire of Storms became one of my most anticipated books of 2016. I was over the moon when I received it, and despite its hefty size, I devoured the entire thing in three days in between working full time. Currently, I am still reeling from the emotional punches the book delivered, but I will try my best to deliver a coherent review. This will be completely spoiler-free for Empire of Storms, but will contain spoilers for its prequels.

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I keep coming back to this series time and again because Sarah J. Maas is the master of page-turning action and wringer of my heartstrings. Empire of Storms is no different, filled to the brim with engaging action, careful plot twist, and amplified emotional drama. I would highly recommend reading this book over a couple of days off, as I had troubles putting it down from beginning to end. Continue reading “Book Review: Empire of Storms”

Midnight Designs: Throne of Glass Wallpaper Part 2

By the time this post goes up, we should be just a few hours away from the release of Empire of Storms. I am here to make sure that your phone screen celebrates this release day in style!

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Quote and Art belongs to the brilliant Sarah J. Maas
Designs belong to me

Rules:

  • For personal usage only. This means you’re only to download this for use on your own phone.
  • No redistribution. I had issues with people sharing my designs without credit or permission last time, please please please don’t let this happen again. If you want to share this with people, just link them to this post.

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Midnight Designs: A Court of Wallpapers

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If you follow me on any form of social media, you’ll know that I am pretty much obsessed with A Court of Mist and Fury. Many of my fellow fans have been asking for some wallpapers based off the series. To quote Rhysand, here’s to the dreams that are answered.

  • Free for personal use only.
  • Do not redistribute.
  • Series and quotes belong to the incredible Sarah J Maas.
  • Resolution is for iPhone 6 but should fit onto all phones.

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DROPBOX LINK.

A Court of Thorns and RosesIs anyone surprised I used a Rhysand quote in both these wallpapers? For this, I picked rose motifs for call-back to the Spring Court/Beauty and the Beast, some neat little arrows as a reminder of Feyre’s humble beginning as a huntress, and those masks the Spring Court denizens were stuck wearing. I totally mentally edited out the masks while I was reading the book, though.

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A Court of Mist and Fury: Like the rest of the fandom, this is my favourite quotes from one of my favourite scenes. Team Night Court forever. I used motifs of constellations and stars for obvious reasons. I thought it looked like she was winnowing with the feathers (use your imagination and humour me a little here). Let’s not look too closely at her hair/Illyrian leathers in this one though, guys. My redrawing needs work.


If you’re after more Sarah J Maas related wallpapers, I posted some of the Throne of Glass series a while back here. I also started making the wallpapers for Assassin’s Blade and Empire of Storm tonight, but they didn’t really fit into the look of this post so I’ll save them for another day. Follow the blog for update as soon as they’re up!

My other wallpapers for other series can be found here.

If you love my stuff and want to commission me for a blog redesign, subscription box products, or any other graphics reason, please contact me here. I also have a Society 6 Store filled with bookish goodies.

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Read At Midnight Designs: Throne of Glass Series

To finish off my Throne of Glass week, I have FOUR iPhone 5 Wallpapers for download!

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If you want me to resize them to fit your phone, please comment/tweet me! I don’t do it all at once because laziness/I originally made them for personal usage. But if you nudge me I will be more than happy to oblige 😀

Free for personal use. Please do not redistribute. Characters + Quotes belong to the amazing Sarah J Maas.

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Book Review: Queen of Shadows

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Title: Queen of Shadows

Author: Sarah J Maas

Rating: 5/5 stars

Series? Yes, 4 of 6!

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This is my last book review to cap off the Throne of Glass Week on the blog! I still have to read The Assassin’s Blade at some point – but my heart can’t take it at the moment — SAM!!

There will be SPOILERS in this review for the previous three books, but I will try keep it free from QoS spoilers – even though all I want to do is shout randomly in capslock *wails*

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1. AELIN THE QUEEN

“She was fire, and light, and ash, and embers. She was Aelin Fireheart, and she bowed for no one and nothing, save the crown that was hers by blood and survival and triumph.”

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Book Review: Heir Of Fire

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5star

Title: Heir of Fire

Author: Sarah J Maas

Rating: 5/5 stars

Series? Yes, 3 of 6!

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Throne of Glass week continues! Heir of Fire absolutely knocked my socks off and turned me in a rabid fangirl of the series.

In this book, we get to see more worldbuilding and magic – but what we get even more of are CHARACTERS.  There’s development of old characters and a whole host of new ones that I fell in love with. I’ll mainly examine the characters today (as I would hate to be repeating myself across all my posts this week XD)

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Book Review: Crown of Midnight

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Title: Crown of Midnight

Author: Sarah J Maas

Rating: 4/5

Series? Yes, 2 of 6!

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Well, this is super awkward because the last time I mentioned Throne of Glass in a blog post, it was to rail on how disappointed I was.  I marathoned the next 3 books over the last 2 weeks and let me eat my words. Never judge a series by its first books, guys. I am a verified fangirl of Celaena & co. In fact, I declare this week to be THRONE OF GLASS WEEK! on the blog 😀

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Let be rave on about the ways in which Crown of Midnight was superior in EVERY way to Throne of Glass.

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Book Review: Throne of Glass

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Title: Throne of Glass

Author: Sarah J Maas

Ratings: 2.5/5 stars

Series: Yes, 1 of 7

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Celaena Sardothien, named Ardalan’s most lethal assassin, has been imprisoned in the slave camp Endovier since she was 17.  One year after her enslavement, Dorian, Crown Prince of Ardalan, frees her on one condition: she must represent him in a dangerous contest to become the King’s Champion.

I really wanted to love this one.  I read the novellas before the first book came out a couple of years back and really enjoyed them.  However, I feel like the book was not as strong as the novella, both in terms of characterisation and plot. Oh man, this was such a disappointment.

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Book Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses

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Title: A Court of Thorns and Roses

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Ratings: 3.5/5 stars

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I really want to get swept up in the phenomenon that is Sarah J. Maas’ books, as I love the covers, synopsis, and her dedicated fandoms. Thus I went into this book with high hopes, especially since I have a soft spot for Beauty and the Beast. Now,the good parts of the book were page-turning and beautiful. However, for most of the reading experience, I had to stop multiple times to ask myself: ‘Where the heck is the plot?’

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