Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens on May 2nd 2017
Genres: Fantasy, New Adult
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Looming war threatens all Feyre holds dear in the third volume of the #1 New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses series.
Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin's maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit-and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well.
As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords-and hunt for allies in unexpected places.
In this thrilling third book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series from Sarah J. Maas, the earth will be painted red as mighty armies grapple for power over the one thing that could destroy them all.
What a whirlwind of emotions I am left in! I finished A Court of Wings and Ruin in the wee hours of the morning while everyone slept and I quietly wept. I was feeling so many emotions from the last few chapters – surprise, anger, happiness, heartbreak, you name it and I felt it – that really made me love this series for what it was – a beautifully orchestrated tale of love, strength, and becoming who you were meant to be.
The war that has been steadily brewing between the humans and fae throughout the series comes to a head in this finale. The incredible worldbuilding that the author has created peaks as we get to travel throughout Prythian and the courts as war preparations take place. The idea of the different courts has always been so fascinating to me so I really enjoyed getting to explore a little more about each. I can’t deny that parts of the book were a touch slow for me. There were spurts of special and exciting moments among a lot of slower paced storytelling for the first half of this monster of a 700 page book, but the payoff with the last half made it all so worth it!
There’s so much character development across the board but none as much as our Feyre. She completely embraces her role within her family and her court and becomes such a force to be reckoned with. The romance and love between Feyre and Rhys continued to shine. I don’t mind a good love triangle, even when my heart gets split into two, but this last installment of Feyre’s story allowed me the chance to mend what was broken in the last book. I am more at peace with how everything worked out than I was previously.
I have no idea what and who the spin-off novels will bring us and there are so many avenues that can be explored. I know I will be there anxiously awaiting more words from Sarah J. Maas and this world. If you haven’t yet read this finale or started this series, I recommend tucking in and preparing for an epic journey you won’t forget!
**I recommend rereading the first two books before starting A Court of Wings and Ruin if you can. I didn’t and though pieces came back as I went and I was able to follow along fine for the most part (I also read a couple recap posts), there were little tidbits and details I couldn’t remember and I wish I did.