KINGDOM OF ASH by Sarah J. Maas (Review)

KOA*SPOLER WARNING: While this review is going to be spoiler free of Book 7, it is written with the understanding that the reader has read the previous books.*

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992 Pages

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.

This book was easily my most anticipated of 2018.

Having been following this series since the third book was released, I was beyond excited and a little sad that it was finally coming to a close. How would it be handled?

This review will remain relatively short, so as to avoid spoilers. But here were a couple things I was expecting from this book:

  • Tragedy
  • Romance
  • Major heroism

Now these terms basically describe every book in the series, but I feel this book covers all of them wonderfully. There were times I was swooning, on the verge of tears, and rooting for the protagonists big time.

Towards the end, I will admit, I was scared Maas was going to take the easy way out. But a completion of the final 100 pages quickly made me fall in love with the ending.

All in all, this was a beautiful close to the series that had me rolling through all of the emotions.

Considering that this was nearly a 1,000 page novel, I could make this review way longer than it is. But, I think my rating will speak for itself.


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Have you read any of the Throne of Glass series? Let’s talk in the comments!

Top Ten Tuesday | Longest Books I’ve Ever Read

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It is time yet for another Top Ten Tuesday!

Today’s topic will be slightly difficult for me, as I’m really going to have to do some digging, but overall, this will be a fun one!

The Wise Man's Fear Winter by Marissa Meyer EOS

The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss

993 Pages

Winter by Marissa Meyer

832 Pages

Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas

720 Pages

SB Name of the Wind TBOO

Sleeping Beauties by Stephen & Owen King

720 Pages

 The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

663 Pages

The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan

648 Pages


Night Film by Marisha Pessl

624 Pages

The Host by Stephanie Meyer

619 Pages

Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld

608 Pages


The Chemist by Stephanie Meyer

528 Pages

Note: This may not be entirely accurate as it gets past number 3 or so, but I tried my best!

P.S. HUGE thanks to the amazing Sara for helping figure out a formatting issue with this post.

What’s the biggest book you’ve ever read? Let’s talk in the comments!

Top Ten Tuesday |Authors I’d Love to Meet

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This is my first ever TTT, which is run by That Artsy Reader Girl!

This week’s theme is Authors I’d Love to Meet! I’m pretty sure if I met any of these people I’d just be a blubbering mess, but here we are.

SJM JK SJ PR Ellen Hopkins
Sarah J. Maas Jay Kristoff

Shirley Jackson


Patrick Rothfuss Ellen Hopkins
JD Jenn Bennett Tana French BL RR

J.D. Salinger


Jenn Bennett Tana French Barry Lyga Rick Riordan

*D connotes Deceased

  • Sarah J. Maas: I was devastated when I found out her final tour for the Throne of Glass series wasn’t going to include any stops near me. I’ve been reading Throne of Glass since the third book was released, and I would just love to have a chat with her.
  • Jay Kristoff: Not only are his books fantastic, he seems like a super fun guy to be around.
  • Shirley Jackson (D): I feel like we’d have some very deep conversations, and it saddens me we’ll never have them.
  • Ellen Hopkins: She is probably, currently, my most read author, and I have yet to meet this woman.
  • J.D. Salinger (D): I don’t know if it saddens me more that I will never meet him now, or that I probably would have never met him when he was alive, either.
  • Jenn Bennett: Starry Eyes got me out a reading rut, and I just feel she’d be really fun to have a drink with (this also goes for Kristoff).
  • Tana French: Oh, my. Thinking of meeting her makes me shaky.
  • Barry Lyga: Jasper Dent was a huge part of my high school years, and I’d love to tell him that in person.
  • Rick Riordan: I’m still upset about the cliffhanger at the end of Mark of Athena, and I’d just like to have some words with him about that.

Are any of these your favorite authors? What are some authors you’d like to meet? Let’s talk in the comments!