Empire of Storms Blog Tour: Aelin & Rowan Playlist (+ Giveaway!)

I'm pretty sure every single person on this tour has mentioned that major book hangover they experienced after reading Empire of Storms and I was right there with them. As soon as I got my hands on this book, I pretty much read it straight without stopping (work be damned) and it was magnificent. I cried numerous times, laughed out loud, swooned and just fell even more in love with each and every character and the relationships (friendship, romantic, you name it!) between them all. Even though I know Sarah J. Maas will always deliver with each new installment, she still never fails to surprise me with the nuances in her stories and the jaw-dropping twists. It's just not possible for me to adequately put into words just how much I love this series and her writing. It really only gets better and better.

So yes, Aelin is at the heart of it all (seriously, she's my girl). Yes, I love this squad (I had to go there). And yes, I love the female empowerment and the positive friendships between the women in the series. But today, my post is about Rowan and Aelin. Rowan has been in my top three book boyfriends pretty much since his first scene in Heir of Fire. I just knew he would be important but I wasn't sure if he was going to be the romantic interest. Then Queen of Shadows happened and my heart just burst with happiness. And let's just say, the swoon factor for my OTP hits an all-time high in Empire of Storms. So much so that immediately after reading I knew my EOS tour post would be a playlist dedicated to them.

Get ready for some romantic tunes! (And make sure to read the lyrics below because they are perfect! If I do say so myself.)

The Civil Wars - "Dust to Dust"
Let me in the wall, you've built around
And we can light a match and burn it down
Let me hold your hand and dance 'round and 'round the flame
In front of us
Dust to dust
You've held your head up
You've fought the fight
You bear the scars
You've done your time
Listen to me
You've been lonely, too long

Incubus - "Friends and Lovers" 
What's wrong with you is good
For what's wrong with me
And I think maybe we should stick together
Because in the end, we are friends and lovers
We are friends and lovers

Radiohead - "True Love Waits"
I'm not living, I'm just killing time
Your tiny hands, your crazy-kitten smile
Just don't leave
Don't leave
And true love waits

Bon Iver - "Blood Bank"
As the moon waned to crescent
We started to kiss
And I said, "I know it well.
That secret that we know that we don't know how to tell
I'm in love with your honor, I'm in love with your cheeks."

Kings of Leon - "Wait For Me" 
Gonna open my heart, out of the scars and listen up
Gonna do what I'm told, go where I'm told and listen up
Take a shot in the rain, one for the pain and listen up
I'll try all the ways
Wait for me, wait for me

The xx - "Angels"
And everyday
I'm learning about you
The things that no one else sees
And with words unspoken
A silent devotion
I know you know what I mean
And the end is unknown
But I think I'm ready
As long as you're with me
As in love with you as I am

Fisher - "I Will Love You"
'Til my body is dust
'til my soul is no more
I will love you, love you
'Til the sun starts to cry
And the moon turns to rust
I will love you, love you

Amel Larrieux - "Make Me Whole"
You make my dreams,
Come true over and over again.
And I honestly, truly believe,
You and me are written in the stars.

Coldplay - "Yellow"
Your skin,
Oh yeah your skin and bones,
Turn into something beautiful,
Do you know,
You know I love you so,
You know I love you so.
I swam across,
I jumped across for you,
Oh what a thing to do.

Florence + the Machine - "Cosmic Love"
I took the stars from our eyes, and then I made a map
And knew that somehow I could find my way back
Then I heard your heart beating, you were in the darkness too
So I stayed in the darkness with you.


I hope you enjoyed listening to my playlist! 

Now time for the giveaway! 
It's open internationally and the prize is: One signed copy of Empire of Storms, one Throne of Glass tote bag, one set of lip balms (Dorian, Chaol, Rowan) & one Celaena soap (c/o Behind the Pages) & Throne of Glass buttons (c/o ThroneofGlassPH).

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The Empire of Storms Blog Tour
September 7 - Katie @ Polished Page-Turners
September 8 - Steph @ No BS Book Reviews
September 9 - Sarah @ What Sarah Read
September 12 - Kelly @ Belle of the Literati
September 13 - Louisse @ The Soul Sisters
September 14 - Gillian @ Writer of Wrongs
September 15 - Andi @ Andi’s ABCs
September 16 - Gina @ Behind the Pages
September 19 - Jaz @ Fiction in Fiction in Fiction
September 20 - Mel @ The Daily Prophecy
September 21 - Betty @ Book Rock Betty
September 22 - Rachel @ Hello Chelly
September 23 - Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books


Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne of Glass #5
pub 9/6/17 by Bloomsbury
Young Adult - Fantasy
The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those don't.

As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces poised to claim her world. With war looming on all horizons, the only chance for salvation lies in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear.

Aelin's journey from assassin to queen has entranced millions across the globe, and this fifth installment will leave fans breathless. Will Aelin succeed in keeping her world from splintering, or will it all come crashing down?



  1. I just really love this playlist! The songs on it are perfect <3 And yes, Empire of Storms was totally epic!

  2. While I may not LOVE Rowaelin, I definitely LOVE your music taste! <3


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