Tower of Dawn ~ Review

Ali here ~

Title: Tower of Dawn
Series: Throne of Glass #6
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Release Date: Sept 5, 2017
Genres: NA Fantasy/Romance
Blurb: Chaol Westfall and Nesryn Faliq have arrived in the shining city of Antica to forge an alliance with the Khagan of the Southern Continent, whose vast armies are Erilea’s last hope. But they have also come to Antica for another purpose: to seek healing at the famed Torre Cesme for the wounds Chaol received in Rifthold.

After enduring unspeakable horrors as a child, Yrene Towers has no desire to help the young lord from Adarlan, let alone heal him. Yet she has sworn an oath to assist those in need—and will honor it. But Lord Westfall carries shadows from his own past, and Yrene soon comes to realize they could engulf them both.

In this sweeping parallel novel to the New York Times bestselling Empire of Storms, Chaol, Nesryn, and Yrene will have to draw on every scrap of their resilience if they wish to save their friends. But while they become entangled in the political webs of the khaganate, deep in the shadows of mighty mountains where warriors soar on legendary ruks, long-awaited answers slumber. Answers that might offer their world a chance at survival—or doom them all . . .

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*****What I Loved About This Book*****

  • While I was initially disappointed not to be finding out about Aelin (I am still freaking out right now), I soon found myself lost in the developing story between Chaol and Yrene. I was thoroughly impressed that for whole chunks of time I wasn’t even thinking of Aelin.
  • The dynamic between Chaol and Yrene.
  • The few intense action-packed moments that really got my heart pumping.
  • I enjoyed seeing more pieces of the bigger puzzle come together. I loved seeing the connections being made between the different elements. And I loved seeing good come from good deeds done in the past.
  • Sartaq! I so enjoyed the little glimpses into his feelings. He was totally swoony!
  • The way the story wrapped up! It was sooo awesome! I knew Maas would find a way to tie things together, and she didn’t disappoint!

 

***What I Didn’t Like***

  • A slow start with all the new plot elements being laid out.
  • Chaol’s wishy washy behavior throughout his healing. Although it’s to be expected, it was still annoying.
  • I often found myself wandering off in my mind during the initial scenes between Nesryn and Sartaq. I wanted to see more of what Sartaq was feeling and thinking. He won me over without giving me a lot. I wanted so much more, though, and it would have better held my attention during the scenes with him and Nesryn. He did finally succeed in holding my full attention, though.

I might have to say that this has been my least favorite of the series so far. I think that’s just because of all the new people and elements coming into play. It took some building. But, I still just absolutely loved the way it all came together in the end! I’m so stoked, excited, nervous….to see how this series will wrap up!

Have you read Tower of Dawn,  or any of Maas’s other books? What did you think??? Have a recommendation for me?

Happy Reading,

Ali

8 thoughts on “Tower of Dawn ~ Review

    • I really did enjoy it. It just wasn’t as action packed with the new characters and story lines being built. But, no biggie. I’m into the last book of the series now, and things are happening at a faster pace right from the start.

  1. Oh boy… I kind of gave up on the series after book five, and I’m not sure if I should change that and read the last two books (let’s face it, they are huge bricks and need a lot of time xD). I’m happy to hear you enjoyed the ending of book six though. I’ll be keeping your fingers crossed you will enjoy the last one! Great review.

    • Thanks!! They are bricks for sure! And I’m listening to them so that always takes even longer than reading them. So far I’ve only managed to get to the second chapter of this last one, but I’ll be sure to post my thoughts when I finally make it through to the end.

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