Monday, September 12, 2016

Foreign Affairs with Aelin // Empire of Storms Blog Tour

Welcome to my stop on the Maas Thirteen's Empire of Storms blog tour!! I'm so excited to continue to be a part of this amazing group of women who love and support Sarah and the Throne of Glass series. (You can catch up on my Heir of Fire blog stop and Queen of Shadows stop if you'd like!) For my tour stop I'm taking my character doppleganger (personality not looks obviously) and homegirl Aelin with me on a trip around the world. I want to show her all my favorite places and a few I haven't had the pleasure of going yet Aelin has said she longs to see far-off places and unknown lands and who else to be a travel buddy than moi? That's right, nobody. And let's be real, most of this is gonna be a tour of hot foreign guys. Just don't tell Rowan and Aedion. We'll behave...mostly...
London, England
The first stop on our trip around the world will be the city of my soul--London. Aelin and I will take in all the history, visit the Bodlein Library while drooling all over ourselves, and tour all the castles to, of course, pretend we are Queens of the past because we are both Queens of the present.

Scottish men...that is all. (Okay, we'll also walk the historic Edinburgh streets and explore the Isle of Skye and the Highlands...looking for kilted savage hotties.)

Rome and Venice, Italy
The city and country of my heart. One world--tiramisu. One more word--gelato. Few people than Aelin can appreciate my sweet tooth and indulge along with me, all day, every day. We'll also explore the ruins and the Colosseum, toss our coins into the Trevi Fountain, and be serenaded by the gorgeous men that Italy produces.

Seville, Spain
Amazing food, amazing music, amazing dancing with a beautiful city in the background. And those Spanish hips don't lie...not that I would know...*cough*

Fes, Morroco
The clothes, you guys...the clothes!We will binge ourselves on the scarves and beautifully embroidered traditional dresses. Watch yourself, we're doing this in style.

Going on safari in the Serengeti, the wild animals will definitely appeal to Aelin--and my--more savage side. It'll also be super fun to see Uncle Kitty Cat's fellow felines. And while I haven't done it yet, I'm gonna make her climb Mt Kilimanjaro with me. Real life plan is to do it next year when I turn 30 but when in Rome, erm Tanzania, she and I will conquer that peak.

Moscow, Russia
We'll explore the beautiful spires of Saint Basil's cathedral and at night we will watch multiple performances of the Russian Ballet. Did I mention Russian men are hot?

New Zealand
A place I have wanted to go for so long! With a fellow adrenaline junkie like Aelin, we are totally going bungee jumping and sky diving and hiking and exploring those glow worm caves I've heard are epic. The Kiwi men we will stay away from...*growl*

To end our trip, we're going alllllll the way back to Europe to end in one of my favorite countries of all time. I couldn't pick just one Irish city, we'll have to make our rounds to all my favorites. Dublin, Killarney, Galway, and the coastal peninsula of Dingle. As the ancient home of the Fae, I know she will love and appreciate the epic scenery and land as much as I do. And we'll spend our nights in pubs listening to all the Irish music drinking and dancing with all the hot Irish men because...duh.

Hope you enjoyed a trip around the world with me and Aelin!
Don't forget to check out my review of Empire of Storms
or the giveaway below :)

PRIZE: 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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Don't forget to check out the other stops on the 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

About the Book
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?


Sarah J. Maas is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series and A Court of Thorns and Roses series, as well as a USA Today and international bestselling author. Sarah wrote the first incarnation of the Throne of Glass series when she was just sixteen, and it has now sold in thirty-five languages. A New York native, Sarah currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and dog. Empire of Storms, the fifth Throne of Glass novel, will release on September 6th, 2016.

She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hamilton College in 2008 with a degree in Creative Writing and a minor in Religious Studies.

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  1. I think Aelin would really appreciate Rome! I totally see her wandering around the Colosseum, imagining herself kicking ass, haha.

    1. Totally! She could definitely show those Romans a thing or twelve!

  2. I'm totally tagging along on this trip, just FYI. You know Lysandra will too ;) But seriously, there are so many places I'd love to see in person on this list! IT WILL HAPPEN.


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