Blurb: Feyre is immortal. She has rescued her lover Tamlin from the sadistic Faerie Queen, and now she possesses Fae powers beyond imagining. But Feyre cannot forget the destruction she wrought to save her beloved – nor the bargain she made with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. And as Feyre is drawn ever deeper into Rhysand’s world, she senses a dark pain in his heart that echoes her own. For good or ill, Feyre must embrace the changes within her – war is looming and only the full might of her new powers can save the people she loves.
Title: A Court of Mist and Fury
Author: Sarah J Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Genre: Fiction, Fantasy
Feyre managed to defeat the evil Aramantha in her Under the Mountain kingdom, but it came at a price. Broken from the inside out she finds getting out of bed too hard. But when Tamlin begins to suffocate what little freedom she did have, it’s an unexpected face who shows up to help her. Rhysand needs Feyre, more than they both realise but with the threat of another War looming, will they be able to work together?
Once again, I’m so mad at myself for putting off reading this series for so long. But it does mean that I’m reading it with eyes that probably appreciate it more than my teenage self would have! This book is an effortless continuation of ACOTAR with added characters and new adventures in the Night Court. The world building remains beautifully done with more lore being revealed, more territories explained and more creatures being introduced. I was swept back to Prythian immediately and I think there’s a part of my mind that’ll always be there, probably in Velaris! I loved that we got to see some character development with Feyre and also that she didn’t snap back to normal after defeating Aramantha. Not only does this have you on her side, it showcases her vulnerability making her more three dimensional while providing the perfect excuse for everyone’s favourite High Lord to make his appearance. Feyre and Rhysand will go down as my OTP from now on thanks to their witty banter, slow build romance and relationship in general. Slow build romances can often go on too long or dry out but this one really did it for me and it really was worth the wait. Feysand are joined by a cast of other well written and enjoyable characters in the Night Court (Cassian, Azriel, Mor and Amren are everything I want in a friend group!) who each possess their own personality and their complex relationships are dealt with perfectly. You can really see that they’ve known each other for longer than we can imagine! Adding to how much I love the characters in this book, Nesta is growing on me slowly but surely and I can’t wait to see more of her. The plot of this book was another exciting one with action scenes that we so well written that I didn’t zone out during them and instead was held rapt alongside the characters. However, I would happily watch Feyre and Rhysand (and the Inner Circle, of course) read the phone book, I love them that much which is testament to the fantastic world building and character portrayal.
I want to take a minute to mention that we get so many of the good tropes in this book – enemies to lovers, two people but one bed and the idea of mates. This is made even sweeter by the fact that Maas could have so easily made this into a love triangle and she didn’t and I love her for it. There’s nothing I hate more than the love triangle trope as it always gets under my skin and we miss out on all the glorious goodness of the couple we actually love. Extra points for this!
As for what I disliked, there was nothing. Simple as that, really. I will say that this book was even better than the first book in this series so if you’re not sure about continuing after ACOTAR, there’s so much more to come from these characters and it’s so worth it!
Overall, I cannot recommend this series enough for fantasy lovers. I know that most people have probably already read this or have at least given it a go but if you haven’t (or have a copy staring at you from your tbr) this is your sign to prioritise it and join us!
Recommend?: Yes!!!! Believe the hype!
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