Review: Crystal Storm (Falling Kingdoms #5) by Morgan Rhodes

Crystal Storm

Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆

Audience: YA, just a little intense make-out session, almost a love scene, a touch of language

Length: 379 pages

Author: Morgan Rhodes

Publisher: Razorbill

Release Date: December 13th, 2016

Image & Other Reviews on: Goodreads


I don’t even know where to begin.

Once again I was completely enamored by this story. I love all of the POVs and the world-building that create such a dynamic book.

Cleo & Magnus get me every time (Magnus is my favorite POV). I love their banter, yet uncomproising will to help each other. Watching their relationship blossom is great and it’s definitely a slow burn on par with ACOTAR/ACOMAF.

There was somehow less death this time than the previous books. Seriously, every other chapter someone died, this time…every 2 chapters muwhaha. Some critical characters did survive, and I’m pleased with that fact. Leading up to the finale though makes me concerned for which main character will meet their demise.

Reiteration of the beginning of this post…THAT ENDING THOUGH. Reminiscent of another novel I’m currently awaiting the ending for, this threw me for a loop. How do they get out of it? Are they found in time?! Questions, my friends, so many questions.

There is a very small splattering of language, an intense make-out session or two. Nothing overtly descriptive. Lots of stabbing and some skirmishes (all about those dark books).

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