Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #2
Genres: Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology, Fantasy & Magic, New Adult, Romance
Feyre is immortal.
After rescuing her lover Tamlin from a wicked Faerie Queen, she returns to the Spring Court possessing the powers of the High Fae. But Feyre cannot forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin's people - nor the bargain she made with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court.
As Feyre is drawn ever deeper into Rhysand's dark web of politics and passion, war is looming and an evil far greater than any queen threatens to destroy everything Feyre has fought for. She must confront her past, embrace her gifts and decide her fate.
She must surrender her heart to heal a world torn in two.
So much pain and emotion
This book was challenging to read for the first half. All the characters have things they have to work through, they’re not in great places. Which isn’t unsurprising after what happened Under the Mountain. The emotional turmoil caused me a lot of pain. So many feels. I pitied Tamlin for a number of reasons, but was so proud of Feyre and Rhys’s growth. They came so far, worked so hard to conquer so many dark memories and mental blocks.
ACOTAR gave us glimpses that indicated Rhys was never entirely what he seemed. ACOMAF gives us glimpses behind that mask and made me love him even more. Such a caring, compassionate, selfless character. And also smart, and cunning, and devilish. He has so many sides and a complex history. I have so many feels for precious Rhys. I just want him to be happy and appreciated for the beautiful soul he is in the end.
Brilliant character dynamics
Another of my favourite parts of ACOMAF was Rhysand’s inner circle and their dynamics, not only between themselves but with characters outside the Night Court. They banter and bicker and fight, but you can also tell they’ve known each other for centuries. Their trust is absolute. They plot together, fight together, play together. Plus they’re scary powerful, it’s insane the things those six can do alone.
The last 50ish pages were my favourite
I was spoiled for one of the big twists (if I hadn’t known I would have been shocked and devastated) but so much went down. It was epic and scary and surprising and an emotional roller coaster. Lots of screaming in all caps was done to Alise. I’m still in shock.
My body is so ready for more
The things ACOMAF has set up are insane. There’s going to be so much intrigue, spying, battles, suspense, pain, and just epicness in the next book. Waiting a year is frustrating but will be so, so, so worth it.
ACOMAF was a painful read because it tore my heart to pieces. So many feels were had, and I enjoyed a lot but it wasn’t until the final chapters that this book really sold me. The twists and turns had me on an amazing emotional rollercoaster and left me in a state of shock. I bloody loved it.