Review: A Court of Mist & Fury (ACOTAR #2) – Sarah J. Maas

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Synopsis

(Contains spoilers to previous instalment. Review is spoiler free, so skip ahead if you need to)

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.


Just a disclaimer to start, that this book is very much “New Adult” rather than YA. There’s rather a lot of sex, so if you don’t like that sort of thing, just know that it’s in here. Frequently.


This world is just incredible. I’m so absorbed in it, and I have that magical feeling I remember having when I read Harry Potter for the first time. That feeling where all you want to do is be able to live in that world, and be friends with all your favourite characters…

This has officially taken place as one of my favourite ever books. I’ll be wanting to re-read this a few years down the line just to escape to The Court of Dreams once more.

Enough gushing.

The characters in this series, comparing to Throne of Glass, are so much more rounded. They are so much more relatable, even in the fantasy world, and it just makes all the difference in connecting to the plot line. Which, by the way, is incredibly gripping.

This book is 600 pages long. It’s not a short book. But every page had purpose. I didn’t feel like there was a single dry point. The twists and turns kept coming, and the descriptions were beautifully vivid. I have such clear images in my mind of all of the places, characters and creatures, and the relationships are just… yes.

No spoilers here.

But I’m shipping to the end of the world over here (whilst secretly being incredibly jealous…)

And the ending… WHY?!?!

I have to hold off from reading ACOWAR for a few weeks as I have other books I need to read first. I’m torn because I can’t wait to read more, yet I don’t want it to end.

Sarah, why do you break me so?

I also want to add, that I’m sorry some people have been offended in various ways by this book and the rest of the series. I appreciate your points of view, and I want to be clear that me enjoying this book by no means reflects my opinions on those issues.


 

Processed with VSCO with f2 presetSee also:

Review: A Court of Thorns & Roses

Review: Throne of Glass


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