I have chosen to read Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas for my independent reading book in English. When I first found out we would be reading a book of our choice for class, I was overly excited. I’m a huge reader and have, on occasion, been found guilty of reading in bed until sunrise. I have multiple books on my bookshelf that I’ve been wanting to read so I figured I wouldn’t have any problem choosing a book. However when the time came, I really didn’t know which book I wanted to read more. Should I read the sequel to a book, or start an entirely new story? I opted for the latter and started reading The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee only to discover that it wasn’t as appeal as I had expected it to be. (To be honest, when this novel first came out I bought it after seeing how pretty its cover was… I mean really who doesn’t judge a book by its cover??) Then, a couple days ago Sarah J. Maas posted the cover of her upcoming novel on Instagram and I was reminded of my love for both of her series. I even own the coloring book to one of her series, how could I forget about her books?! It was long overdue for me to read the most recent novel in the Throne of Glass Series so I quickly purchased it and started reading. How can you not love a book about a girl assassin who you later find out has magical powers and then is discovered to be the lost queen of a fallen kingdom. Does it get any better than this? As I started reading the fifth novel in the series, I got very confused. The first chapter mentioned characters I had no memory of. I eventually realized the characters were from years ago and they were likely the ancestors of the main character, Aelin. Before continuing I had to go back to the previous book to be reminded of what happened because it’s been close to a year since I last read it. Once I remembered who almost everyone was — it’s still work in progress — I began reading. I started remembering more and more as I read. I can’t wait to see where this book goes.