TOWER OF DAWN is the sixth book in the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas. It follows Chaol Westfall; that’s right, after everything that happened in QUEEN OF SHADOWS, he is back. He goes to Torre Cesme in Antica for his one shot at recovery. This book is all about Chaol recovering not only physically from past events, but mentally.

“Maas introduces many new characters in this book and I fell in love with each and every one of them. I can’t wait to see more of them in upcoming books.”

I have always been on Team Chaol. Of course Dorian was amazing but I always preferred Chaol. So hearing that a whole book was going to be written about him was so exciting. I had to get my hands on it right away. I do not know how it was possible to love Chaol more but reading this book made me realize that anything is possible. Seeing Chaol vulnerable and seeing him struggle just made me realize how imperfect he is and it made him more perfect in my eyes. It confirmed my love for him. Chaol opened up more in this book and it made me so happy as a fan of these books.

A lot of fans of this series do not like Chaol and think this book would be a waste of time but I think that is was necessary for the development of some characters and the book series itself.

Maas introduces many new characters in this book and I fell in love with each and every one of them. I can’t wait to see more of them in upcoming books. Of course it was sad not reading about all the other characters in the series like Rowan and Dorian, but the new cast of characters made up for it. Nesryn sort of bothered me but by the end of it I loved her. I have become really attached to Yrene, who I surprisingly did not like in the beginning of the book but she is now probably one of my new favorite characters of all time. There were so many strong female characters in this book and I appreciated seeing that — and of course there were a lot of swoon-worthy male leads.

Sarah J. Maas’s writing was excellent. She never disappoints me with her books. I could not stop reading. But I did sometimes find myself zoning out and having to reread the page again. I do not think this book had to be close to 700 pages but I understood why she did that. This book had a lot of detail — I do not know if that’s a good thing or not but I liked it.

There was a lot of unexpected relationships in this book that I actually really enjoyed seeing develop. I am invested in probably all of these couples. I just want all my ships to be together and that is the only way that I will be happy.

If you have read the other books in the Throne of Glass series and you are a fan of them then this is a must read! If you have not read this series I strongly recommend it. If you are hesitant to read this book because you did not like Chaol, trust me when I say that after this book you will care for him and everyone else in this book. You will not regret picking this book up.

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