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A Court of Mist and Fury
Title: A Court of Mist and Fury
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publication Date: May 3rd, 2016
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Category: Young Adult
Star Rating: 5 out of 5
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.
Disclaimer: The first half of my review will be spoiler free although the second half will not be. Do not click "read more" unless you have read the book already or don't care about spoilers. Spoiler free or not, I recommend that you do not read this review at all unless you've read A Court of Thorns and Roses because there may be some spoilers.
My Thoughts (Spoiler Free):
For starters this book makes you feel so many feels. In my opinion this book was much more enjoyable than the first one. I had a hard time getting into A Court of Thorns and Roses and didn't feel a huge swoon-worthy connection with Tamlin. From the beginning I've always loved Feyre. I love her name, her dedication, and her passion for what she believes in. Later into ACOTAR when Rhysand was introduced to us during Feyre's time under the mountain, I instantly knew I was going to love his character. I personally also thought that the world building of Pyrthian as a whole lacked a little bit in ACOTAR but that was not true for ACOMAF. The world building was done very well in all the lands and different courts throughout Pyrithian. I can't believe I was a bit skeptiocal coming into this book because ACOTAR didn't quite draw me it but damn, this book was freaking fantastic!
I really wish I would've reread or skimmed through A Court of Thorns and Roses because I had forgotten a lot more details then I thought. I think maybe because I wasn't as enthralled with it. Yes, this book is Young Adult but I would say that it is more on the mature side of YA.
A Court of Mist and Fury starts us off shortly after Feyre and Tamiln have returned from the under the mountain but Feyre is different now. She is no longer mortal, she's now High Fae, brought back to life from the powers of each of the seven High Lords. Despite her new exciting High Fae immortality and unknown growing powers, she is broken inside. All the death and sacrifices she caused under the mountain really took a toll on her. She also begins feeling suffocated in the Spring Court and loving Tamiln doesn't make it easier as she slowly starts to emotionally and physically wither away. Their time under the mountain has made Tamiln petrified of losing Feyre again and becomes too possessive and controlling of her especially with the lingering threats of the other courts. Not to mention the pressure of the bargain Feyre made with Rhysand under the mountain.
Rhysand doesn't forget about his bargain with Feyre either. He takes her for his one week per month and pretty much lets her do as she pleases then returns her home until she comes to her senses and realizes some things that Rhys is more than happy to help her out with.
One of the things I greatly enjoyed with this book is it was not focused on the love interests, but more focused on Feyre and her self-discovery. It's more about her finding out who she is as a person and what it is she wants in life. Her character development is quite phenomenal because as she grew into a new version of herself, she was able to accept what she did under the mountain and release the hold it had on her. I did say this book isn't focused on romance like the first one but don't get me wrong, there is romance and it's perfectly written because Maas lets the romance develop over an extensive period of time, there is no insta-love or "your mine and I must hover over you and lay claim" crap.
"No one was my master--
but I might be master of everything,
if I wished.
If I dared." -Feyre
I don't know if I've mentioned it but I love Rhysand. We get to know more about the brutal, mysterious, dark High Lord. We get to see a more passionate and caring side of him. We're also introduced to his people and all of the Night Court. We learn about his inner circle of friends which is another compassionate side to him. Rhys is definitely a character of many masks.
A Court of Mist and Fury made me feel SO many feels, gahh. They are definitely hard to contain! My hear bursts open and is ripped apart so many times with all these feels that it's unreal. I love a book with tons of emotion and this is most definitely one of those books! And then there is Rhys, oh lovely Rhys.. sigh.. If you're a Tamiln lover then I must tell you, he is absent for about 80% of this book but I promise that Rhys doesn't disappoint!
"To the stars who listen--
and the dreams that are answered."
I'm sorry that this review isn't as great as other but there is so much about this book that I just want to complete splurge and I can't without slipping up and spoiling things. That being said this is the end of my spoiler free review.
If you have not read this book then I would suggest that you do not proceed unless you are one of those people who like spoilers. If you click "read more" you will find my spoiler half of my review.
My Thoughts (Spoilers):
Okay- I've never been a huge fan of Tamiln and this book just solidified that. Seriously, Tamiln, seriously? Why did you have to do that to Feyre? Did you NOT see the same things we did? I mean the girl even asked you, begged you to loosen up that god forsaken leash you had on her. Ugh. Pissed me off. Then there is Lucien, who's character I actually like but I freaking wanted to strangle him. GROW SOME BALLS DUDE! I was so mad that he saw what Feyre was going through but wouldn't really help her. Then when the wedding came around? Oh man.. Thank god Rhys heard her and came to save her.
I know I've said this more than once but I love, love, love Rhys and his bad boy persona, his shameless flirting, and that deep compassionate side of him. He's perfect in his un-perfect way.
I'm going to just go ahead and skip through all my feelings about the middle of ACOMAF and book it right down to the last half of the book because that's what I REALLY want to discuss. I mean who doesn't because damn. TALK ABOUT FEELS.
I love that Feyre got to go back to her sisters. Even though Nesta wasn't all that welcoming, I think it was great that the three of them got to see each other again because I doubt that they thought the day would come. The tension between everyone is awkward but needed to happen.
Oh my gosh, when Rhys was shot out of the sky, that was just heart-wrenching! Poor Feyre. I screamed. I knew he wasn't going to die but I didn't know what it was going to do to him. So then Feyre was smart enough to go to the Suirrel where she then finds a way to help him and also finds out that he is her MATE I wanted to jump up and down and scream joyful screams of happiness XD but unfortunately the whole house was asleep. I do think that Feyre had a right to be mad that he didn't tell her. I understand why he waited a bit but I think that it should have been done sooner.
The Attor needs to die, deserves to die. So do those stupid queens that sold out Velaris. I can't believe that they were able to break through the wards. Feyre and her badassery stepped up to defend "her people" along with Armen, Az, and Cassian. They all fought side by side and Rhys had no problem with Feyre fighting. Even with Rhys instincts to protect Feyre since they mated were heightened, he still didn't force her to confinement.
FEYRE CURE-BREAKER DEFENDER OF THE RAINBOW AND HIGH LADY OF THE NIGHT COURT. YES. AWESOME.
I can not believe that Tamlin sold Feyre and Rhysand out to the King of Hybern . I was absolutely furious and wanted to throttle him. Those stupid power hungry Queens believing the lies and wanting to become immortal. Poor Feyre when the King tested the immortality on her sister, I wanted to cry for them and Feyre. Then when Feyre told the King to break her bond with Rhys because she "wanted" to go back to Tamlin. I wanted to scream again. Of course once it was all said and "done" and we got the last chapter in Rhysand's POV, I was happy to know that it was apart of the plan. It's also when we found out that Rhys made her High Lady of the Night Court. I thought it was great that Arwen was so upset that he would allow Feyre to follow through with her plan. I think that despite who Arwen is (even though we don't really even know who exactly she is) it seems that she genuinely cares about Feyre.
I felt like the ending was a little Glass Sword like. It wasn't a cliff hanger but definitely evil and I'm super excited for whats to come in the next book along with the series.
Here are my OTPs for this book:
Feyre and Rhysand
Az and Morr
Cassian and Nesta
Tamlin can just go to hell and I'm not sure how I feel about Elain being Lucien's mate yet. I can not wait for the next book! It sucks that we have to wait a year...
Next Bookish Event: TBA
My name is Devynn, I'm a 18 year old girl who resides in sunny Southern California. Most of my time is spent with my nose stuck in a book or on the back of a horse. I love the outdoors and hiking, specifically in the spring when everything is blooming and beautiful!