T5W: (SFF) Book Series I Always Recommend

This is a spin on the actual topic which is “Books to Give _______ as Gifts.” The blank can be filled in with whatever you want… “Books to Give Parents as Gifts.” “Books to Give a Hufflepuff as Gifts,” etc. I wanted to do this spin because when people are asking for recommendations, I almost always recommend the following books. With Christmas around the corner, it’s really the perfect time to give them all as gifts!

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly blog meme hosted over on a Goodreads group. You can check out the group here, and see the remaining topics for the month.

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Review: “Kingdom of Ash” by Sarah J. Maas

I can’t believe I’m writing a review for the final Throne of Glass book. This series has swept me off of my feet, taken me to places I’ve never been, and made me fall in love with fantasy even more. Each book was an amazing journey–some of them shocking!–and such a pleasure to read.

And yet… (You saw that coming, right?) I have some mixed feelings about Kingdom of Ash. It’s not that I didn’t enjoy it because I certainly did, I simply felt like this novel fell short of my expectations and suffered from a variety of things, which I hope to explain in decent detail.

So, let’s get to it!

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Review: “Tower of Dawn” by Sarah J. Maas

I was absolutely thrilled to hear we would have a novella just on Chaol. He’s one of my favorite characters from the series. And while I do have a few issues with him (mostly his prejudices), I love him above all, lol! So when Sarah announced the novella was turned into a novel, I was ecstatic!

Diving into Tower of Dawn was a bit like coming home in ways I never imagined it would be. Returning to the world of Throne of Glass and being introduced into a brand new world of the southern continent and its cultures and people… To reacquaint myself with these characters and to come out in the end as loving them more… I cannot imagine a better pleasure as a reader.

I’m going to try my hardest to keep this spoiler-free!

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T5W: Books I’ve Read Because of #bookstagram

I’ve always been an avid reader, but I wasn’t much of a collector. That is, until I joined the lovely community of readers on Instagram (also commonly referred to as #bookstagram and #bookstagrammers). I joined over 2 years ago, and wow, it’s been a great way to connect with other readers and to see how seriously talented photographers fellow bibliophiles are!

Anyway, I thought this was a fun topic because there are so many books I’ve picked up since I’ve seen them on Instagram–definitely some I would have never bothered to read otherwise!

T5W is a Goodreads group. You can check out the topics or join here.

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(Reread) Review: “Crown of Midnight” by Sarah J. Maas

I shouldn’t be surprised that I’ve forgotten so much about the earlier books. It’s been nearly two years to the date since I first read Crown of Midnight, the second book in the bestselling Throne of Glass series. I always stated this book was one of my favorites, and I don’t think that’s changed at all either.

This review will contain spoilers! You can read my initial review of this review (with spoilers!) on Goodreads.

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(Reread) Review: “Throne of Glass” by Sarah J. Maas

I wasn’t sure if I wanted to post a reread review of this book, but when I looked and saw that it’s been two years since I read this book, I thought I ought to. 🙂 With Tower of Dawn releasing next month, I definitely decided it was time for a reread. Good thing, too, since I read this and a lot of mixed feelings, especially about the fact I forgot so much stuff! XD

This review will definitely be full of spoilers! Read at your own risk! You can read my first review of this book over on Goodreads.

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