Title: Kingdom of Ash
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Rating: 5/5 Paws
Goodreads Synopsis: Aelin Galathynius has vowed 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. The knowledge that yielding to Maeve will doom those she loves keeps her from breaking, but her resolve is unraveling with each passing day…With Aelin captured, friends and allies are scattered to different fates. Some bonds will grow even deeper, while others will be severed forever. As destinies weave together at last, all must fight if Erilea is to have any hope of salvation.
“Let’s make this a fight worthy of a song.”
This was easily my favorite book of the series! What a truly epic conclusion. I love how everything wrapped up and this was just a fantastic read overall.
This book was super fast-paced and definitely had some crazy and wild action. The battle scenes were so vivid and played out almost like a movie. With the previous books in the series I’ve felt like some parts were too romance-heavy and other parts were too action-heavy, but this one had a perfect balance!
I feel like every character had their own moment to shine in this novel and that was on of my favorite aspects. Aelin is such a strong lead, but this whole series was really built on its entire cast of characters. From Dorian’s plan to trick Maeve to Yrene’s stand against Erawan, each of these characters brought so much depth to both the plot and emotional pull of the book.
Speaking of emotional, I definitely got a bit teary-eyed at Dorian and Chaol’s reunion. They have one of my favorite bromances of all time. And the ending is also sure to tug at your heartstrings, there’s a certain goodbye that that gave me big time happy sad feels.
I really loved how all of the strong female characters were recognized for their bravery and contributions throughout this book, not just Aelin. There are some super badass women in this book and they all deserve the credit they were given.
I honestly can’t believe I’m done with this series now. This was such a fulfilling conclusion! I’m going to miss these characters and this world so much.
If you’ve read the Throne of Glass series, what was your favorite book from it?