Waiting on Wednesday #1: Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas

TITLE: Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass #6)

AUTHOR: Sarah J. Maas

PAGES: 432

GENRE: Fantasy, Young Adult

RELEASE DATE: September 5, 2017

FIND IT ON:  Goodreads | Amazon


Chaol Westfall has always defined himself by his unwavering loyalty, his strength, and his position as the Captain of the Guard. But all of that has changed since the glass castle shattered, since his men were slaughtered, since the King of Adarlan spared him from a killing blow, but left his body broken.

His only shot at recovery lies with the legendary healers of the Torre Cesme in Antica—the stronghold of the southern continent's mighty empire. And with war looming over Dorian and Aelin back home, their survival might lie with Chaol and Nesryn convincing its rulers to ally with them.

But what they discover in Antica will change them both—and be more vital to saving Erilea than they could have imagined. 


I must confess that I have yet to finish Empire of Storms but with good reason! I know it's going to be so so good and once I finish I'll be wanting the next book in the series which is this one. So I'm just going to wait until closer to the release date. That way I won't have to wait so long! 

REVIEW: We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

TITLE: We Are Okay    AUTHOR: Nina LaCour   GENRE: Contemporary, Young Adult, LGBT  RELEASE DATE: February 14, 2017  RATING: 4/5  GET IT: Goodreads | Amazon


You go through life thinking there’s so much you need…

Until you leave with only your phone, your wallet, and a picture of your mother.

Marin hasn’t spoken to anyone from her old life since the day she left everything behind. No one knows the truth about those final weeks. Not even her best friend, Mabel. But even thousands of miles away from the California coast, at college in New York, Marin still feels the pull of the life and tragedy she’s tried to outrun. Now, months later, alone in an emptied dorm for winter break, Marin waits. Mabel is coming to visit, and Marin will be forced to face everything that’s been left unsaid and finally confront the loneliness that has made a home in her heart.


Okay, so I'm going to be completely honest here. I only picked up this book because of its cover. I didn't even read the summary. I'm really glad that I did because I don't think I would have read this book otherwise. Not to say it's a bad book but because this book is more relationship driven rather than plot driven. Normally I like the opposite. 

The writing in this book is just...ahh. So beautiful. Nina LaCour did such a great job painting not only Marin's feeling but her surroundings. One word that keeps coming to mind to describe this book is quiet. Maybe because it's set in the winter or it may just be Nina LaCour's writing but it felt so quiet and sad and I just loved it. 

If you like emotional stories I would definitely recommend you read this book. It's such a beautiful story of loss and grief. I loved everything about it.