5 Things About A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

July 18, 2016 Review 22 ★★★★★

5 Things About A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
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Publisher: Bloomsbury
Source: Purchased
Pages: 624
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #2
Genres: Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology, Fantasy & Magic, New Adult, Romance
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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.
This book may be unsuitable for younger readers due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence. Note that this review itself does not contain any inappropriate material.

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.

Precious Rhys

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Overall: 4.8

22 Responses to “5 Things About A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas”

  1. Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows Reviews

    This book destroyed me so many times and left me begging for more! I was hooked straight away but man, it kept getting better and better until I couldn’t stand it anymore! SO.MANY.FEELS. I can not deal with the wait for ACOTAR3 but I NEED it like air! Glad you loved it just as much my friend ♥
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  2. Sinead

    Oh, man. this book. I couldn’t handle all the feels so many times and yet I couldn’t put the book down! Just so amazing. Feyre’s development was superb and everything was just awesome!!! I need the third book NOW.

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  3. Maja (The Nocturnal Library)

    I honestly don’t know why I can’t forgive this series for that one thing, my one dealbreaker in the first book. I really should get over it (I dropped it halfway through) and find the time to read it because this second book has been getting nothing but praise and it really sounds like something I’d enjoy.
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    • Bec

      I don’t know what your deal breaker might be, but the second book was on a whole other level. I recommend trying to push through book 1 and trying ACOMAF if you can

    • Bec

      I can’t wait to see what part of the world the new series will explore! They’re so far away but I NEED THEM ALL

  4. Jeann @ Happy Indulgence

    Yesss I loved the Night Court and Rhys’s inner circle, how amazing was everyone? I’m glad you enjoyed it Bec, I wasn’t a fan of how they changed the ship and the romance, but everything else was pretty fab except for Feyre. Great review!

    • Bec

      They had the best dynamics going on! Such amazing characters.

      I was kind of expecting the change of ship and the romance honestly and it convinced me by the end. I actually liked Feyre’s growth as well. It was hard to get through at first because HURT AND FEELS but in the end I came to really love it. And the more I think of it after the more I love it fortunately. It’s a shame you had issues with it but that happens.

    • Bec

      Hahaha thanks! Rhys is so beautiful and kind and amazing. So many of the characters in this series are actually

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