A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses) Paperback – 3 May 2016
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I was afraid to put the book down! (New York Times bestselling author Tamora Pierce on Heir of Fire)
Sarah J. Maas can simply do no wrong when it comes to writing fantastic fantasy stories ... a magical and deadly start to a brilliantly crafted new series (Book Passion for Life on A Court of Thorn and Roses)
I loved it. Hands down the BEST new adult book I've ever read and my favourite of Maas' work (to date - I fully expect to be blown away by the next two books in this trilogy) (Winged Reviews on A Court of Thorns and Roses)
Sarah J Maas is a master storyteller. Her writing is exquisite; her characters complex, flawed and endlessly relatable and worlds all-consuming - A Court of Thorns and Roses needs to be on your shelves (So Many Books, So Little Time)
A Court of Thorns and Roses was intense, captivating, sensual, and it will make you obsess over it (Escape into Books)
[T]he sexual tension and deadly action are well-supported by Maas' expertly drawn, multidimensional characters and their nuanced interpersonal dynamics. A satisfying conclusion to the storyline leaves the door open for future books. Sexy and romantic (Kirkus Reviews on A Court of Thorns and Roses)
A gorgeously written tale as lush and romantic as it is ferocious. It's impossible not to be caught in Feyre's snare as her tremendous will and heart lead her on a journey through glimmering lands and into a terrifying, dark court of nightmares. Absolutely spellbinding (New York Times bestselling author Alexandra Bracken)
Maas draws themes and plot points from several fairy tales, fuelling a well-developed world and complex relationships. The gruesome politics and magical might of the Fae may seem to leave Feyre hopelessly outmatched, but her grit and boundless loyalty demand that her foes - and readers - sit up and pay attention (Publishers Weekly on A Court of Thorns and Roses)
Will leave readers ravenous for more (Kirkus Reviews on Heir of Fire)
An epic fantasy readers will immerse themselves in and never want to leave (Kirkus Reviews starred review of Crown of Midnight)
From New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas comes the second book in a breathtaking and seductive series about a girl with a human heart in a dangerous faerie worldSee all Product description
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5 Star Sequel to ACOTAR, I adored this book. Sarah J.Maas is a new addition to my favourite writers. Her writing is both beautiful and heartbreaking in places and she has the ability to really make readers emotionally connect not only with her characters but with the entire fantasy world she has created.
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.
Feyre is mollycoddled, paraded like a trophy in front of the Courts but ignored. She’s suffocating in this new world. Until Rhysand arrives, calling in his end of the bargain.
Prythian is revealed in a rainbow of colours, vibrancy and life. All is not as it seemed in the spring court. With her new fae body, Rhysand helps Feyre discover her hidden powers enabling her to become whole once more.In this novel Feyre grows from a young girl with romantic of love and blooms into the woman she truly is. I love how Feyre and Rhysand's relationship is harsh, gritty and full of teasing.
The introduction of new characters deepens the world. Enriching the story, filling it with a complex structure. The plot expands, growing seamlessly from book one without leaving unfinished business.
After finishing this book, my feelings and my thoughts were literally all over the place.
And, I finally knew for certain that I did the right thing by stalling in starting to read this book until my exams had passed. Because, when I started it, oh boy, I just never seemed able to put it down. Like, ever. Again. Ahh.
Anyway, I should probably stop rambling and start a proper review.
I would like to begin from a comparison with the first book in the series, ACOTAR*. This book, I really didn't care for it for about the first 200 pages, as I explained in my review of it. And, I wasn't entirely at fault there, if I say so myself, because, honestly, it was like a prologue to the whole epic-ness that followed in ACOMAF**. Like, literally the lengthiest prologue I've ever read, but still.
The thing is that I didn't particularly care for almost anything for the biggest part of the book, and what bugged me the most, was that I did not really care for the protagonist, Feyre. When that happens, I find it really hard to love a book. In fact, I only really liked Tamlin. I might even say I loved him and found him utterly adorable.
Oh boy, was I wrong... oh boy...
ACOMAF came and just flipped my whole world around. And, trust me, I had seen how much everyone raved about Tamlin, and Rhysand, and Feyre (I mean, ACOWAR*** and even ACOFAS**** are even out, and I just finished the second book, so...). So, I was already suspicious that something is going to happen, and I was extra ready to defend Tamlin and protest against anything that attempts to prove my feelings for characters wrong.
I am not sure as to whether the following could count as spoilers, as I detail a bit the beginning, but it might spoil an important aspect of Feyre's romantic relationships, so proceed with caution!
I realized something was wrong between my previous couple, Tamlin and Feyre, right from the very first pages (if not the very first lines). When the heroine woke up in the middle of the night to vomit, after another horrible nightmare, and noticed that Tamlin did not even stir, even if she was not certain that he was asleep.
When similar behaviour continued, where they just shoved everything under the rug and refused to acknowledge their individual, as well as interpersonal, problems, I knew that this relationship was doomed. Any similar relationship would be, not jut Tamlin and Feyre's but just saying.
And then... then...
So many conflicted feelings, so much inner turmoil, so many questions about everyone's behaviours and motivations, and mostly? So. Much. Adorableness! And, well, sexiness, too.
And, I won't even talk about Velaris and the fact that I felt my heart being ripped out and then put back into its place at the end...
I really really do not want to go into too many details, because I would hate to spoil the crucial parts of this book. I want everyone to feel all these feelings I felt while reading this book.
I mean, as I am not blind and everyone has been raving for years in bookstagram about it, I knew that something is going to change between Feyre and Rhysand.
And, I might also add that Rhys brings out the best in Feyre. A few chapters into the book I started feeling like Feyre is indeed a heroine, and not just a character whose story is being narrated to us, neutrally and from a distant point of view (even if it is in the first person) - much like I had during the most part of ACOTAR.
But, I never thought it would come to a point where it would make that much sense to me. Where I would not only support, but love their relationship so much.
A point, even, where this book became one of my favorite reads.
Because this is a book I am DEFINITELY reading again. Once I'm through with ACOWAR and ACOFAS, I will start the series again. Because knowing now so many things I didn't before, I will even gladly read the first book (most likely skim through the first two parts and read the rest word by word, but still...).
Ah, overall, what an experience... Off to start ACOWAR now!!
All in all, 6/5 stars to this masterpiece, because literally,
I do not even care if the rest of the series is not as good as this book,
ACOMAF earned its rightful place in my heart and in my favorites' list,
and can never be budged down from there.
*A Court of Thorns and Roses
**A Court of Mist and Fury
***A Court of Wings and Ruin
****A Court of Frost and Starlight
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