Ladies and gentlemen, I have JUST finished A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas and I literally am bouncing in my seat, because it was so (pardon the language, but this book warrants it) fucking good! I get the hype! I get it! I get why everyone was freaking out about it, and I have finally joined the legions of rabid fandomry.
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #2
Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens on May 3rd 2016
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Feyre survived Amarantha's clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can't forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin's people.
Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms—and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future—and the future of a world cleaved in two.
With more than a million copies sold of her beloved Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. Maas's masterful storytelling brings this second book in her seductive and action-packed series to new heights.
The is no way I’m going to be able to formulate a coherent review. Mostly because I’m writing this in the aftermath of finishing the book and can’t even form coherent thoughts.
I enjoyed the story the majority of my time reading it, and the more it progressed, the more I began to love it. But then the ending happened and OMG it soared beyond 5 stars and landed right in a puddle of manic obsession. I thought I knew where the ending was going and I was heart broken about it (because emotions)… but NOPE! The conniving Sarah J Maas had another thing coming for us and made the ending so bad-ass I had to read it twice.
Everyone said that A Court of Mist and Fury was a lot better than A Court of Thorns and Roses, and I thought “Okay, but I really liked A Court of Thorns and Roses so it can’t be that much better.” You all: I WAS SO GLORIOUSLY WRONG.
Spoilery thoughts for discussion if you’ve already read the book:
- I don’t hate Tamlin after reading this book. I’m sorry I just don’t. I think he’s a moron and needs to be slapped, but I think that’s where it ends for him. I don’t think he’s trying to be as awful as he is actually being…
- I wasn’t sure how I felt about Lucien dropping on his knees in front of Elain and claiming her as his mate right away. It seemed kind of cheesy? Especially when Rhysand and Feyre were so dead-set on keeping things about them secret because of how it can be used against you. It seemed out of character I guess? I do see why it was an important plot point though.
- The editing was bad at times. I lost count of how many times muscles/limbs/etc “barked” or how many “knuckle-lengths” of alcohol were poured, or how many throats “bobbed” and dresses “hissed.” I found the repetitive use of unique descriptors distracting – did anyone else?
Anyway, if you like fantasy with a little romance mixed in, YOU MUST READ THIS SERIES.
And even if you weren’t a huge fan of A Court of Thorns and Roses you must still read A Court of Mist and Fury because !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (I have no words guys, sorry).
I can not wait for he next one, A Court of Wings and Ruin. Thank goodness I don’t have long to wait at all. It comes out May 2! (cue squealing)
If you’ve read this series, FANGIRL with me! Please! I need someone else to squeal with.