Review: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

August 6, 2017 Review 16 ★★★★★

Review: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Source: Purchased
Pages: 432
Release Date: May 2nd 2017
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #3
Genres: Action & Adventure, Fantasy, Fantasy & Magic, General, Romance, Young Adult, Young Adult Fiction
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Looming war threatens all Feyre holds dear in the third volume of the #1 New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses series.

Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin's maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit-and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well.

As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords-and hunt for allies in unexpected places.

In this thrilling third book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series from Sarah J. Maas, the earth will be painted red as mighty armies grapple for power over the one thing that could destroy them all.
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.
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About a year ago, A COURT OF MIST AND FURY totally broke our rating scale. While A COURT OF WINGS AND RUIN didn’t quite meet that new standard, it definitely came close. Plus, the second novel in this series just holds a really special place in my heart because my ship was validated it was an incredibly emotional journey for Feyre.

Of course, that doesn’t mean ACOWAR wasn’t Absolute Perfection™, because it’s been almost three weeks since I read it and I still wish I could return to this world. Before anything else, let me say that I think many will be pleased with this ending, although it is somewhat open because there will be spinoffs(!).

This book made me feel all the feelings; I was genuinely worried terrified for the characters we have come to love. My eyes were watering more than a few times – out of joy, laughter, happiness and pure epic-ness, which isn’t even a word.

All of the characters are still growing and changing, which is awesome to see in a trilogy. People will still surprise you and things will be revealed that you would have never imagined. My absolute favorite thing about this series is the dynamic between the characters. They would do anything for each other, and the relationships between them feel so incredibly real.

The first half of the book built up everything that has been stewing for two books – and the result is not disappointing because the second half is insane. That’s not to say the first half is boring or slow, because it is perfectly balanced with action, dialogue and twists. ACOWAR never faltered in its pacing.

Overall, A COURT OF WINGS AND RUIN was an epic conclusion to an awesome series that I will definitely be missing. You won’t be disappointed.

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Overall: 4.7

16 Responses to “Review: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas”

  1. Sam@WLABB

    I think my problem with this book was that it came after ACOMAF, which was epic, and I couldn’t help but compare them. Considering this was a war book, I thought it was really good. In fact, some of my favorite parts were when they were out on the battlefield.
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  2. Maja

    Don’t you just love it when a world grabs you like that and refuses to let you go? Admittedly, I haven’t had uch luck with this series, the first book had some major dealbreakers for me, but I might just have to get over that if they keep being this good.

    • Alise

      I definitely recommend checking out the second book! People that were iffy with the first really turned around in the second because of certain developments.

  3. Tyler H. Jolley

    I really appreciate the disclaimer. I always look for things like that when approving books for my kids. Happy reading.

  4. Zoe @ Stories on Stage

    OMG I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS. I absolutely love this series and am so glad you found this to be a great sequel. I can’t wait to read it for myself! Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous review! <3

    • Alise

      I knowww! I was so worried for a little bit towards the end of this one but I’m happy with how it all wrapped up and excited to see what else will happen in the spin offs too!

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