I just finished reading A Court of Mist and Fury and I can’t breathe. Can’t. Breathe. I’ve been on a roller coaster and didn’t want to get off at the end of the ride – now I’m stuck at the back of the line, waiting, waiting for my turn on the next ride in May 2017 when the third installment of this amazing series drops. Somebody hold me*cries*
Without giving spoilers for the first book, A Court of Thorns and Roses (ACOTAR), A Court of Mist and Fury (ACOMAF) picks up three months after the events ending ACOTAR. Feyre is having survivor’s guilt from the horrible events that happened under the mountain. Tamlin and his court have been going out and fighting to keep the Spring Court safe, but they’re leaving Feyre behind, stuck at home and making wedding plans, which she is ambivalent about but Tamlin insists will be good for the morale of his people.
Neither of them have forgotten the bargain Feyre made with Rhysand while she was under the mountain, and his timing to collect his debt is suspicious. Forced to spend time at the Night Court, Feyre begins to question Tamlin, herself, and everything she thought she knew about the faerie world.
You guys, this book!!! I picked up ACOTAR because I needed something to read on the plane and I’m so glad I did. I fell in love with Feyre, and the worldbuilding, and S. J. Maas’ writing. As soon as I closed the last page I requested ACOMAF from my local library. It was totally worth the wait.
While I had my frustrations with Feyre in ACOTAR, she shone in ACOMAF. Her character growth during the course of ACOMAF is astounding and I loved every minute of it – she has abilities! And she’s encouraged to grow them! Ms. Maas takes the way we thought things were in the faerie world and turns everything on its head, and she does it spectacularly. Without going into too much detail, I’m going to say that Rhysand is an awesome anti-hero and I adore him! We also meet some genuinely interesting characters and by the end of the book I loved them as much as I loved Feyre.
Some people might say that there is a love triangle in this series but I’m going to say that there’s not. No spoilers but it’s definitely not a love triangle. There is romance though, and it’s a delicious slow build that I loved every minute of.
The end of ACOMAF left me crying for the next book – so many twists that I cannot wait to see how things are going to resolve. Is it 2017 yet? *checks calendar*
Fans of YA (be warned – there is some sex) and fantasy will love A Court of Mist and Fury. If you’ve read a little bit and are on the fence about whether it’s a genre you like, give this series a try before you give up on YA Fantasy. Fans of Leigh Bardugo, Julie Kagawa, and Melissa Marr should give this series a try.
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. MaasSeries: A Court of Thorns and Roses
on May 3, 2016
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal Romance
Also in this series: A Court of Thorns and Roses
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.