After waking up in a cemetery with no memory of the last few months, let alone the last five minutes, Nora Grey discovers that she has been missing for weeks. As she struggles to put the pieces together and resume her daily life- hanging out with her best friend, Vee; going to school; and avoiding her mother's creepy new boyfriend- she gets the feeling that everyone knows more about her disappearance than she does.
When she meets a mysterious stranger whom she is simultaneously drawn to and afraid of, the pieces of the puzzle start to come together. As he begins to shed light on the events that led to her memory loss, Nora discovers that not only is she about to embark on the fight of her life, wedged between ancient enemies she can barely comprehend, she's also falling in love. But even with all these strange new occurences happening around her, she can't help feeling she has done this all before.
This book gave me the chills, I don't really get that affected by books, but this one... wow... that's all I can say without spoiling the entire book.
Okay, I know I have mentioned in other reviews that I love prefaces in books, but this one was exceptionally amazing. It gave you much needed information about the cause of Nora's memory loss. This is hands down one of the best prefaces I've seen in a while.
The amnesia throughout the book was so in-depth and flawlessly executed. It was clear that it was not simply from trauma, but from something far, far more. It did give me the creeps though, when no one seemed to remember Rixon. Like how can you forget something like that? Anyways... when Nora gets home and finds a note on her bed that says "Just because you're home doesn't mean you're safe" I literally dropped the book. Honestly, that really freaked me out. I did enjoy how Becca Fitzpatrick added in that eerie element more way more in this book than she did in the first two.
One of my favorite characters returns, which I was obviously super happy about. For a while I did want to slap Nora though because she doesn't make the connection between Jev and Patch. Ugh that was really frustrating. And Jev kept hinting at it, but she couldn't take a hint. Arghh okay, it isn't until toward the end when we get to see those adorable moments between Patch and Nora that we all love.
There is one scene in the book that rocked me to the core. It reminded me so so much of Katy and Will from Lux it gave me the shivers because I knew exactly how it was going to end.
I said before that it felt like Hush, Hush and Crescendo were repeats of each other, but that was so not the case with this book. It was completely new and had plot twist after plot twist. This was a great book and I look forward to reading the final one in the series.
Empire of Storms
by Sarah J. Maas
Goodreads 2017: 46/100
JLA all books: 23/47
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