Review: A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Rose#2) by Sarah J. Maas

July 11, 2016 Book Review, New Adult 2 ★★★★½

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
A Court of Mist and FuryA Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens on May 3rd 2016
Genres: Fantasy, New Adult
Format: Hardcover
Source: Bought
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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.

It is so hard to rate or review a book like this. I seem to waver between 4 and 4.5 stars. There were things I really liked and things I am just not sure how to feel about still, but the writing and storytelling are what make me still enjoy this series so thoroughly. Most of my thoughts and feelings are going to be spoilery.

~~~SPOILERS BELOW ~~~

My heart is a little broken, okay? It is super hard to absolutely love a book and the characters and then see it completely torn apart in the next book. I’ve never had too much issue with love triangles because I usually like the angst it can bring. There have been series where I grew to love both potential love interests (Unearthly by Cynthia Hand & The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare come to mind) but many seem to follow the mold of the first guy winning the girl’s heart in the end. This author shatters that with her books. Part of me hates her for it. But part of me is amazed with how well she can twist my heart and break it into two so completely. I think what hurts the most is seeing Tamlin come across so differently and so quickly. And how easy it was for Feyre to dismiss what they had. Oh believe me, I do not like how he treated her and I KNOW that first relationships don’t always work out and people change. BUT it doesn’t mean I have to like it. A lot of these circumstance reminded me of my feelings for Ignite Me (Shatter Me #3) by Tahereh Mafi. The main love interest becoming someone different, the main character dismissing her previous feelings, and a previous bad guy having a complete turn around swooping in to be the greatest love of all. Okay so that was overly dramatic but it is how I felt while reading. Believe me, I love Rhysand too. And I never truly thought him a bad guy here. That’s why I am so conflicted. The HUGE difference between the two reading experiences for me is how well everything is written here. The plot is excellent. How everything comes together is excellent. The setup for the next books is… excellent. So you can bet that even though I am anticipating more heartbreak for myself, I look forward to what is to come. 

4.5_stars

About Sarah J. Maas

Sarah J. Maas is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series (Queen of Shadows, Book 4, will be out in September 2015), as well as the A Court of Thorns and Roses series (out 5/5/15).

Sarah lives in Bucks County, PA, and over the years, she has developed an unhealthy appreciation for Disney movies and bad pop music. She adores fairy tales and ballet, drinks too much tea, and watches an ungodly amount of TV. When she’s not busy writing, she can be found exploring the historic and beautiful Pennsylvania countryside with her husband and canine companion.

Sara @ Forever 17 Books

2 Responses to “Review: A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Rose#2) by Sarah J. Maas”

  1. Alyssa

    Yeah Sarah J. Maas is very good in breaking hearts with her female leads. I love that about her, too though. Especially in this series. I love it when nothing is what it seems and everything gets turned around. But I can still appreciate that Feyre changed under the mountain, which does not mean her love for Tamlin was not real, it’s just not what she wants anymore because she has changed so much.

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