Top 5 Tuesday

Happy Tuesday my friends!  It’s been too long since I have done a Top 5 Tuesday, but I really liked today’s prompt, so here we are! Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Broke and Bookish where book bloggers are provided with a prompt so they can make LISTS of books in a specific category.  And if you have stuck around this blog for any amount of time you should know that I really love writing lists.  LOVE LISTS.

Today, the Top 10 prompt is “ten characters I’d name my child/dog/cat/fish etc. after.”  While my boyfriend and I have no plans to have any mini me’s running around any time, new puppies are always on the horizon for us.  If we didn’t live in an apartment we may already have an army of dogs running around.  I love thinking about my new, imaginary pups and what I am going to name them, so let’s get to it!  (Please forgive my Top 10 actually being a Top 5… to each their own eh?)

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Empire of Storms

Sarah J. Maas

Published September 6, 2016 by Bloomsbury

Throne of Glass #5

28260587I guess I should start of this review by saying that Empire of Storms is/was probably my most anticipated release for 2016.  So, with that being said, I think I should review this book from the inside out:

When the cover was revealed back in May, I was in awe.  I love the attention to detail: Aelin’s hair is growing back and the cover reflects that. She is also wielding Damaris, her fire is controlled and gorgeous, and the Eye of Elena is around her neck.  Then, as if her sassy travelling/fighting outfit isn’t enough, flip the book over and she is wearing a gorgeous open-backed purple dress that shows off her tattoos.  It is amazing how psyched the outside of this book makes me.

Bloomsbury also published this book on thinner pages, since the story is so long: 693 pages long to be exact.  The thinner pages actually make the book deceivingly heavy, like it’s a dense little brick, but I like that it’s not larger than Queen of Shadows physically.  I loved the feel of these thinner pages, and I found myself almost petting them at times.  I have heard some people said they experienced easily ripped pages because of thinness, but I didn’t personally have that problem.  Aesthetically, I think it looks lovely the size of the physical books vary throughout the series, rather than just moving from smaller to larger.  Also, it should be briefly noted that the Throne of Glass chapter headers, give me life. Ok, moving on.  Continue reading “Empire of Storms”

Sarah J. Maas Signing!

img_4921I have actually seen Sarah J. Maas before and gotten my copy of A Court and Mist and Fury signed when I went to BookCon in Chicago back in May of this year.  It was a pretty quick process: we got to chat with Sarah for about two minutes, she signed our books, and then we moved on so the line could continue to flow.

I left that signing thinking how adorable, kind, and funny Sarah was; just based on those two minutes of interacting.  So, when I saw that her US tour for Empire of Storms included Jackson, MS (only two hours away from my parents house) my sister and I decided that Queen Sarah was certainly worth that drive and bought tickets to the signing.

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Empire of Storms Prediction Survey

Hi everyone!  If you don’t already know, I am a huge, HUGE Sarah J. Maas fan.  I am so stoked for the release of Empire of Storms in only a few weeks!

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*faints*

So in celebration of book 5 in the Throne of Glass series, I thought it would be fun to take a quick survey of some predictions for the upcoming release of Empire of Storms!   I threw together a quick 5 question survey so we could all pitch in our two cents and predict some major happenings.

I even wanted to raise the stakes and include some prizes!  Who ever gets the most predictions correct will win an awesome set of Throne of Glass bookmarks from @behindthe_pages Etsy store!

il_570xN.1062052751_bae4AREN’T THESE BOOKMARKS AMAZING?!

To cover all of my  bases though, I will let you know that if there are multiple people who get the same amount of predictions correct, those names will go into a jar and I will pick one winner.

Also.  I think this may be the most important point: please allow me to finish the book before I pick the winners. This is supposed to be fun, so don’t take it too seriously!  I don’t need anyone asking me if there is a winner for the bookmarks when I haven’t finished the book yet.

So with that being said, you can click HERE to take the survey!  I am super stoked about this, I hope you all are too!  Good luck my friends!

EMPIRE OF STORMS PREDICTIONS DOC <— Here too, just in case you missed it 😉

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RIP death amirite?