A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas REVIEW

A Court of Mist and Fury Book Cover A Court of Mist and Fury
A Court of Thorns and Roses #2
Sarah J Maas (fav)
NEW ADULT fantasy
Bloomsbury Australia
May 3rd 2016

Minor A Court of Thorns and Roses spoilers 

- synopsis via Goodreads 

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

My review for A Court of Thorns and Roses can be found here

Existing in the world, is a thing called second-book fever/syndrome. It is when the follow-up to a popular (or even not-popular book) is significantly lacking in the areas of awesomeness, when being compared to the first instalment.
I am proud to announce: that this was most CERTAINLY not the case with A Court of Mist and Fury.

The existing characters became unrecognisable; and new characters added to the complexity and depth of the story. For example: Amren? Love. Mor? Love. Rhys? LOVE. Feyre? Love even more! And Tamlin? Well… If you have read the book, I’m sure you will understand my reservations.
I could quite easily write 298282 words about the complexity and individuality of each and every character within the novel. But, I am going to leave it at this; they are absolutely epic; and continue on with ALL THE OTHER STUFF I LOVE.

The book was the perfect length. I love where it ended (more on that later) and I was proud of myself for not devouring it in one sitting. In fact, I read the book over a period of around 2 weeks, in order to get the full impact of it. DO THIS.
It just makes that moment when you finish all the more satisfying.

Which leads me to the plot. AKSJAKJSJAKA!!!!!!!! So many new, exciting things that I would not have even deemed possible!!! Like with the Throne of Glass series, when comparing the first instalment to the most recent, they do not even appear to be apart of the same series! A similar thing has occurred here. I had no doubts in saying that ACOTAR was my favourite book of all time. Now? ACOMAF BLEW IT OUT OF THE WATER AND I AM DEAD.
Here is a list of SOME of my favourite scenes:
– the Weaver in the Woods
– the story told up in that cabin (yes that cabin)
– The ending (despite the immense pain)
– Dancing on the roof

I am being extremely cautious not to spoil anything. It is hard.
If you have NOT read A Court of Thorns and Roses, unfortunately now is the time where I recommend you LEAVE so you do not get spoiled.
(If you have read ACOTAR, but not ACOMAF, feel free to stay until further notice)

(Srsly though if you haven’t read ACOTAR,
leave).
NOTE: the ‘spoiler’ tabs are for those who HAVE read ACOMAF.

Under the Mountain, Feyre and Rhys (and co) went through so much pain and struggle and I am glad that that was not ignored in ACOMAF (lol that that)

ACOMAF SPOILERS

The rest of the review if under this “spoiler” tab. Extreme spoilers contained :) beware

ACOMAF SPOILERS

UPDATE:
It has come to my attention that a number of people are bothered by the change of love interest/ the love triangle going on. In my opinion, I do not see it as a negative thing, and it perfectly fit the story — in my eyes.


What were your thoughts on A Court of Mist and Fury? Do you have a favourite scene? Or, if you haven’t read it yet; Are you planning on picking it up soon?

 

 

 

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