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Crystal Storm

(Falling Kingdoms #5)

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4.26  ·  Rating details ·  10,394 ratings  ·  1,744 reviews
The ruthless Empress Amara of Kraeshia has taken the Mytican throne, and now uncertainty looms over the three kingdoms. Since Lucia unleashed the fire Kindred, wreaking havoc throughout the land, Myticans have been looking for someone—anyone—they can trust. They believe in Amara, not knowing her grand promises are built on lies.

In Paelsia, Magnus and Cleo reluctantly follo
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Hardcover, 379 pages
Published December 13th 2016 by Razorbill
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Regan
Dec 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5

damn.
Cait • A Page with a View
I AM NOT OK WITH THAT ENDING. Are you kidding me. Someone get me a TARDIS or something because I cannot wait another year after that.



Aaaargh ok ok no big spoilers. This story in a nutshell: lots of people are either killed, back from the dead, or in the process of dying.

(I avoid major spoilers but do mention a couple very basic plot points from the start of the story since this is a review. So if you were voluntarily seeking out reviews hoping to not see ANYTHING about the book, you might want t
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Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
Reread

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Okay, let me just say this two times! Or let the gifs say it for me !!





I couldn't figure out whether to go with a 4 or a 5 star review so I kept it at 4.

Things that happened in this book! **NO SPOILERS**

Sooooooo, that ending. Yeah, where's the next freaking book now! OMG!

And I want to know what is going to happen to Lucia because she's got some stuff going on peeps, some stuff goin' on! I need to know what's going to come out of her!

Then we have some evil kindred dude causing all kinds
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Katerina
Dec 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Well, I definitely need some liquid help to deal with this ending.


“When the storm comes, all will be revealed.”

Crystal Storm is indeed a storm. A storm of confusion, anger, vengeance, magic, love and greed. Power is a devious thing. It can corrupt the purest soul, cloud the sharpest mind, make everything seem pale compared to the knowledge, the intoxicating feeling that you can bend anything and anyone to your will. And that's what the Kindred, what the elemental deities offer. But this powe
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Riley
Jan 31, 2018 added it
Shelves: new-releases
I AM READY NOW FOR IMMORTAL REIGN !!!
Melanie
1.) Falling Kingdoms ★★★
2.) Rebel Spring ★★★
3.) Gathering Darkness ★★★★★
4.) Frozen Tides ★★★★★

Out of all the feelings I expected to have while reading Crystal Storm I never thought disappointment would be one of them, or the most prominent. Crystal Storm was, hands down, no question, my most anticipated book of 2016. It was even on my rough draft list of "best books published in 2016" because I was so confident it would be perfection incarnate. Oh, how wrong I was.

Instead of perfection, we got p
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Mikee Andrea (ReadWithMikee)
Dec 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing


***No spoilers. Just major, incoherent fangirling. I apologize in advance.***

OKAY. WTF WAS THAT ENDING??? I swear to god, Morgan Rhodes will be the death of us all.

First off, I just wanted to say that going into Crystal Storm, I didn't think it would even come close to being my favorite book in this series. I actually found the first 150 pages to be painfully slow and pointless to the point where I was ready to dock off a star for the pacing alone. BUT once we did surpass 150 pages, SHIT WENT
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Brittney ~ Reverie and Ink
Good gracious. EoS and now this? Bloody hell. 2017 better bring us some happiness.

Alright. There will be some spoilers up to book 4 in here and I'll try to be vague about the rest.

If it has been a while since you read the first four books- I recommend doing a skim at least of the last book. There are seriously so many characters and I had a little trouble getting back in to the world. This picks right back up on the cliffhanger in book 4 and there are some small recaps but honestly I forgot who
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Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤

RELEASED TODAY EVERYONE GO BUY MY MAGNUS BABY!!!!!! And for those friends who are getting ready to embark on this wonderful journey (*cough* Brittney, Pea *Cough*)-SPAM ME. 'kay bye.

I feel like its so far and few between that I get a chance to write a (well thought out) review for a book I love. For example, I’ve been sick off and on for five months, and my reading has been basically non-existent…but in the last couple months, I’ve managed to read some of my favorite books this year-and maybe 3
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Lainey
Mar 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Video discussion of course will be coming soon!


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I can't wait.
So much so I filmed a video of me talking about the cover and my theories: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2s-Fr...
Samantha
Dec 14, 2016 rated it liked it
This still felt like a Falling Kingdoms book so fans may not be as let down as I was. But this book felt very rushed and off balance. With the amount of characters, we didn't have enough time even with the core 4 to really see development from them. We had some character back tracking that felt unnecessary. Twists had no foreshadowing so they felt misplaced. And there were some tropes pulled out that I felt were ridiculous. It doesn't feel as consistent as the previous installments, which have c ...more
Zoha
Nov 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, wtf-ending
Buddy-read with Sara, here is her review, which, you'd want to read after my mindless ramble!

Umm... where shall I start??? Alright, who I am kidding! I am sure as hell gonna start with my babies MAGNEO!! This book lived up to all my expectations and then some! Its a no brainer that I absolutely loved this book!

And, oh! Spoilers ahead: Proceed with caution! :P

=>My favorite Prince and my beloved Princess are back, feisty and sarcastic as they ever are, to face the horror that is Kraeshian E
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Sana
Rhodes you're an asshole 😩😩😩😩😩 but I still love you.

QUICK THOUGHTS:
-NiC YOU FUCKING DUMBASS STOP OPENING YOUR MOUTH.
-MAGNUS AND CLEO MAGNUS AND CLEO MAGNUS AND CLEO MAGNUS AND CLEO MAGNUS AND CLEO MAGNUS AND CLEO MAGNUS AND CLEO MAGNUS AND CLEO MAGNUS AND CLEO MAGNUS AND CLEO MAGNUS AND CLEO MAGNUS AND CLEO MAGNUS AND CLEO MAGNUS AND CLEO MAGNUS AND CLEO MAGNUS AND CLEO MAGNUS AND CLEO MAGNUS AND CLEO MAGNUS AND CLEO MAGNUS AND CLEO MAGNUS AND CLEO MAGNUS AND CLEO MAGNUS AND CLEO MAGNUS AND CLEO
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Sue (Hollywood News Source)
Actual rating: 2 to 2.5 stars

I wholeheartedly believe Falling Kingdoms have been consistent for the past four books. It gradually gets better. The stakes and the plot are raising within each installment. However, what the predecessors have developed, Crystal Storms debauched it.

This book is just a mess. Not even the Magneo can salvage it. My only hope is the final book would rectify that.
Caitlin
Dec 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Buddy read with May (who regrets giving me permission to start this book)

????? What....did.....i......just......read......


I actually read this in 7 hours because I just sat down and read until it was over. I regret nothing at all because it was so fucking amazing.

This is, by far, my favourite in the Falling Kingdoms series. I have 0 clue how an author can fill that much action and that much drama into a 379 page book. It honestly has me at a loss of words. I was so sad going into this knowing
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may ❀

It’s January 1st, my first read of 2017 and it’s ended in heartbreak, the future is not looking bright.

Its common courtesy to not give your READERS A HEARTATTACK while they’re reading. Thanks.

Crystal Storm is the fifth book in the Falling Kingdom’s series and holds the award, by far, for the most beautiful cover.

I don’t think anyone is gonna argue with me on that. I mean just, look . . .

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Crystal Storm, in my humble opinion, is the best book from the series. Where the other books lacke
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Fables&Wren
Jul 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
WrensReads Review:

This series is going to drive me absolutely crazy.

Magnus and Cleo are an absolute joke. Like who knew this marriage that they were forced into was going to be even more complicated than an arranged marriage? And why does every single male person ever have a massive crush on Cleo? Like she is either “the most beautiful girl so-and-so has ever seen” or she is “a goddess walking among men”.



Like, I get it; she isn’t just an average looking girl. She’s a princess and she happens to
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Jiana
Apr 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
:) :) :) Hello Cliffhanger, my name is Jiana and you just put me in hell. Since I have to wait nine long months for the final book, I'll just pretend you never happened. Bye. :) :) :)

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I'm writing this review and I have a killer headache. Why? Because I stayed up till 4 AM to binge this book, finish it, and cry over it.

Bad decision clearly.

I have come to realize this series makes me make bad decisions. Especially since I read every single book in less than a day. It's not my fault the series is g
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Ahmed  Ejaz
Jul 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017, full-lengths
"Life isn’t guaranteed, not at any time, not for anyone. Every single day, every single moment, could be our last."
Woah!! This book was full of actions. I couldn't put it down. So far this book is the best in the series.
This review is a pure spoiler. Read it at your own risk.


=> So, Gaius doesn't die in this one as I was desperately hoping. I don't know what to feel about him now after THAT revelation. My hatred for him has dwindled a bit but not nullify yet. Perhaps in the next book
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Rachael ( RachaelRexds )
Jan 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
UMMMM WHAT WAS THAT ENDING?!?!?!?!??!?!!??!!?!?!! OMG I'M LITERALLY STILL IN SHOCK AND I DON'T KNOW HOW I'M SUPPOSE TO LIVE ANYMORE. MORGAN RHODES IS SO AMAZING BUT ALSO SO CRUEL AHHHH HOW CAN SHE DO THIS TO US?!

I promise I'll have a full review up once I'm able to process everything that just happened ( OMG ) but if anyone wants to DM me and scream about this book together, PLEASE DO!!! I NEED SOMEONE TO TALK TO ABOUT THIS.
Stacee
Man, each book in this series is better than the last one. Crystal Storm is no exception.

The story took a bit for me to get captivated, but that's usually the case with these books. There are so many characters and so many POVs, it always takes some time to get situated. However, once I was, it was amazing.

Lots of things I didn't see coming, alliances, backstabbing, kissing, and pretty much anything else you can think of. Oh, and one hell of an ending. I don't know how I'll survive the wait.

*
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Laurie –A Court of Books–
Am I allowed to faint?
"This is war. And in war, we must do what is necessary to survive."

4,5 stars

Spoilers below

Dear people of planet earth, it is the first time that three books of the same series make it to my favorite shelve (Harry Potter isn’t counting here). And the reason is simple: MAGNEO. I just ship them so bad. And I loved the fact that even if they professed their love in the previous installment, being in a couple wasn’t an easy-cheesy road, they both kept their struggles, greed an
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WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT??

I ended up surviving Crystal Storm, after all.
This book is definitely my favorite.
There's a lot of plotting and f
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Carolina Carriço
Edit #3

As expected I loved this book, so much! Magnus is my baby and there's nothing I wouldn't do for him. I also love Cleo, Jonas, Nic and a few others. Lucia was fine in this book but still...I'm not even close to forgiving her. Let's see how the next books go.

That ending was the absolute worst.

Edit #2

*screaming* COVER!!!!!!!! And it's freaking Magnus. MAGNUS! My baby!!!! I'm completely in love. ❤

Edit #1

ONE YEAR goddammit! No one even dares pushing this release date back. If this change
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Candace Robinson
Dec 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Seriously, I have to wait a whole year???? I just CAN'TTTTTTTTTTTTT! Magnus steals the show here as he always does, and I love every single thing that comes out of his mouth! Of course there had to me drama between Magnus and Cleo, I really hate Nic for some reason, Amara is the most annoying character in this whole series, I actually am starting to really like Lucia, and can Jonas and Lucia just get together already??? Pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Kyan is still crazy, even without a form! There are a lo
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Kisses A
Dec 27, 2015 marked it as to-read
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Magnus!!!!!
Magnus!!!!!
Magnus!!!!

Cover Reveal!!!!!!
December can't come fast enough
Magnus is on the cover!!!!!!!

Edit
The countdown begins! Just about 2 more weeks!!!
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ambsreads
WARNING: This review is incredibly scattered much like my thoughts and feelings for this series.

“When the storm comes, all will be revealed.”


For those who want to avoid my low-key spoilers which I may accidentally not mark: read this series for death, death and more death.

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I almost wanted to make a drinking game of how many deaths are in this series. The only problem is I would be in the hospital by half of book one.

What's the worst cliffhanger you've ever read? Hold, and think about it for
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Julie
Dec 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Satisfied but disappointed.

Confusing, eh? This book was good; it hit all the right points (Magneo scenes <3), but at the same time I thought the book was very poorly planned out because some of the scenes did not make sense or seemed very contrived. It was actually very slow to pick up in the beginning since most of the characters were confined to exchanging barbs in an action-less environment.

SPOILERS Warning.

The Good.

Magnus. What did you expect? He was as sassy and sarcastic as ever. He d
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April
Apr 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Nothing better not happen to Magnus.😠
Cody
Oct 15, 2015 marked it as to-read
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CRYSTAL STORM.... Fall 2016? THERE IS A GOD. WE'RE NOT WORTHY!

Excitement overload, I need it.
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