Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens on May 3rd 2016
Genres: Fantasy, New Adult
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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.
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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.