Title: A Court Of Mist And Fury by Sarah J. Maas
Genre: YA Fantasy – Romance
Pages: 624 pages
Feyre is immortal.
After rescuing her lover Tamlin from a wicked Faerie Queen, she returns to the Spring Court possessing the powers of the High Fae. But Feyre cannot forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people – nor the bargain she made with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court.
As Feyre is drawn ever deeper into Rhysand’s dark web of politics and passion, war is looming and an evil far greater than any queen threatens to destroy everything Feyre has fought for. She must confront her past, embrace her gifts and decide her fate.
She must surrender her heart to heal a world torn in two.
To read my SPOILER FREE review of A Court Of Thorns And Roses by Sarah J. Maas please click here.
First things first I want to mention that I want to make this as SPOILER FREE as possible because nobody wants a series ruined now do they? So i’m going to try and be as cryptic as possible to the point where if you’ve read the book you’ll be like ‘oo yes’ and if you haven’t you’ll be like ‘AH SECRETS WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?!’
After finishing A Court Of Thorns and Roses, I didn’t think A Court of Mist and Fury could be even better. Well I was wrong and what have I learnt from this experience? ALWAYS trust Catia @thegirlwhoreadtoomuch because she was right about November 9 and now she has been right about this. If this girl gives you a recommendation then be sure to take it, you will not regret it.
Rhysand is a character which seems to be both loved and hated, for me? I love him. I liked him in ACOTAR because even though his behaviour could of seemed a little odd it was clear that he was trying to help Feyre and protect her in the little way he could. ACOMAF really throws us into Rhysand’s character and his court, as the story progresses I feel like we get to see his character develop or perhaps the truth about his character be revealed to show he isn’t evil.
Feyre – Feyre really becomes her own in this book I think, she asks herself what she wants from her life and what she doesn’t want and she makes decisions which are best for her. Feyre is a really strong female character and I like how she doesn’t just accept her situation, she strives for more.
So i’ll take this moment to applaud Sarah J.Maas on her complex character development, none of her characters feel flat to me. They all have a story to tell and her descriptive writing style means I am able to picture them perfectly in my head. In terms of her writing of Rhysand and Feyre, boy is their some tension present and it’s wonderfully exciting and swoon-worthy.
And now well Tamlin…
I won’t reveal anything major but I will say that their is a shift in Tamlin’s character and the book leaves it on a sense of mystery for me because I wonder if Tamlin’s actions were out of fear or if they were really because he is being manipulated by the Priestess. I guess we have to wait until 2017 to see what Sarah J.Maas has in store for us.
If you have read my previous review for A Court of Thorns and Roses you will remember that I commented on Sarah J. Maas’ amazing world building and that continues into ACOMAF. Within this book we are introduced to some of the other Faerie Courts such as The Night Court, Valaris and The Summer Court and they are all described beautifully and in such great detail. Seriously I want to live in Valaris now please?
Sarah J.Maas descriptive writing style is something I really enjoy, it’s made it possible for me to fully immerse myself into the book and feel as if this fantasy world is real and it does in-fact draw similarities with our own world in the sense that their is a hierarchy to society. High Fae over Low Fae and then in terms of the Mortal Courts the rich over the poor.
I will also just mention that we get to experience the Mortal Courts on a greater scale in this book with the introduction of the Mortal Queens, I don’t really know how to describe them other than some of them being selfish b*#£!s… They really infuriated me in this book, they showed a sense of ignorance and looked down their noses at the Faerie Courts, I was mentally screaming ‘just listen to them’ in one moment or two.
So as you may know ACOTAR is a little bit of a slower pace, this is because the action and the drama come towards the halfway mark of the book. The beginning is where we were introduced to the Faerie Realms and basically it was a whole bunch of mystery. Well now in ACOMAF, Feyre is part of the Faerie community so you can bet their is a ton of action to go alongside this shift and the pace is significantly faster.
I definitely felt like my heart was in my throat at numerous points of this book, it really keeps you on your toes and it also definitely includes a-lot of change. As a reader I feel like we are fully put through the ringer in this book especially as book 1 leaves you on a hopeful or at least lovely note in relation to Tamlin and Feyre. Then the book takes on some changes which are a shock but they are actually welcomed, Feyre experiences new freedoms and I really wanted these to happen. In the beginning of the book Feyre can’t do much due to Tamlin’s fear that anything will happen to her so you experience her suffering symptoms of PTSD whilst being stuck inside the Spring Court, once these changes arise we get to see her at her leaning towards her full potential and she is full of surprises in this.
One thing I really liked about this book was how each character seemed to be suffering symptoms for PTSD, I liked this because it added a realistic element to this fantasy world. All these characters went through such traumatic events under the mountain and instead of being like ‘YAY, WERE FREE WE CAN BE HAPPY’ like most fairytales or some YA books do, it instead focuses on how those moments still plague them and they will remain a part of them forever.
I wish that the moments Feyre was away from Tamlin we were able to see how he was, his reactions and just his general behaviour. Towards the end we are shown some of what he was obviously doing but I would of liked to see it alongside Feyre.
Overall I adored this book more so than the first one if that was possible, I actually finished it a few days ago but it has taken me this long to string together some coherent thoughts other than ASNIUBGNBOJIUBHG SO GOOD.
5 GLORIOUS ROSES!
- Beautiful and Extensive Description of the other Faerie Courts e.g Night Court, Summer Court. I want to live in Valaris.
- Strong Character Relationships are developed
- Serious Romance Chapters – sex scenes and a bunch of tension!
- PTSD – Each character is suffering in their own way which in turn makes this fantasy world very realistic.
- Secrets, Betrayal, Jaw Dropping Moments… Check, Check and DOUBLE CHECK for being present.
- HOW AM I GOING TO WAIT UNTIL 2017 FOR BOOK THREE?!
- oh lets not forget to mention the beautiful book covers ❤
Where can I buy this book and Useful links?
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