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A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses) (English Edition) Kindle版
The world is exquisitely crafted, the large cast of secondary characters fleshed out, the action intense, and the twist ending surprising, heartrending, and, as always, sure to guarantee readers' return . . . When has Maas not churned out a best-seller? Her ongoing Throne of Glass series is enormously popular, and this sequel in an equally devoured new series is primed for similar success. - BooklistThe erotically charged lead-up to the romantic storyline's climaxes (pun intended) adds stakes to the cliffhanger. Hits the spot for fans of dark, lush, sexy fantasy. - Kirkus Reviews Maas lets the relationship dynamics change organically, and her talent for creating chemistry between her characters (including some fiery sexual encounters) is as strong as ever. Maas gives Feyre the space to regain her agency and prove herself the equal of any High Lord, resulting in an immersive, satisfying read. - Publishers Weekly A gorgeously written tale as lush and romantic as it is ferocious. Absolutely spellbinding. - Alexandra Bracken, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author, on A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES Simply dazzles. . . . the clamor for a sequel will be deafening. . . . Maas' Throne of Glass series has been a smash hit . . . this new series is primed to follow in its footsteps. - starred review, Booklist on A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES Sarah J. Maas delivers what may be her best work to date. . . . Enchanting, spellbinding and imaginative. . . . The world-building is stellar, as only Maas can imagine it. - USA Today on A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES Suspense, romance, intrigue and action. This is not a book to be missed! - The Huffington Post on A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES The sexual tension and deadly action are well-supported by Maas' expertly drawn, multidimensional characters and their nuanced interpersonal dynamics. . . . Sexy and romantic. - Kirkus Reviews on A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES A dazzling world, complex characters and sizzling romance. - Top Pick, RT Book Reviews on A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES A well-developed world. . . . [Feyre's] grit and boundless loyalty demand that her foes--and readers--sit up and pay attention. - Publishers Weekly on A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES --このテキストは、hardcover版に関連付けられています。
Sarah J. Maas is the #1 New York Times and internationally bestselling author of the Court of Thorns and Roses series, as well as the Throne of Glass series. Her books are published in over thirty-six languages. A New York native, Sarah lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and dog.
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After finishing this book, my feelings and my thoughts were literally all over the place.
And, I finally knew for certain that I did the right thing by stalling in starting to read this book until my exams had passed. Because, when I started it, oh boy, I just never seemed able to put it down. Like, ever. Again. Ahh.
Anyway, I should probably stop rambling and start a proper review.
I would like to begin from a comparison with the first book in the series, ACOTAR*. This book, I really didn't care for it for about the first 200 pages, as I explained in my review of it. And, I wasn't entirely at fault there, if I say so myself, because, honestly, it was like a prologue to the whole epic-ness that followed in ACOMAF**. Like, literally the lengthiest prologue I've ever read, but still.
The thing is that I didn't particularly care for almost anything for the biggest part of the book, and what bugged me the most, was that I did not really care for the protagonist, Feyre. When that happens, I find it really hard to love a book. In fact, I only really liked Tamlin. I might even say I loved him and found him utterly adorable.
Oh boy, was I wrong... oh boy...
ACOMAF came and just flipped my whole world around. And, trust me, I had seen how much everyone raved about Tamlin, and Rhysand, and Feyre (I mean, ACOWAR*** and even ACOFAS**** are even out, and I just finished the second book, so...). So, I was already suspicious that something is going to happen, and I was extra ready to defend Tamlin and protest against anything that attempts to prove my feelings for characters wrong.
I am not sure as to whether the following could count as spoilers, as I detail a bit the beginning, but it might spoil an important aspect of Feyre's romantic relationships, so proceed with caution!
I realized something was wrong between my previous couple, Tamlin and Feyre, right from the very first pages (if not the very first lines). When the heroine woke up in the middle of the night to vomit, after another horrible nightmare, and noticed that Tamlin did not even stir, even if she was not certain that he was asleep.
When similar behaviour continued, where they just shoved everything under the rug and refused to acknowledge their individual, as well as interpersonal, problems, I knew that this relationship was doomed. Any similar relationship would be, not jut Tamlin and Feyre's but just saying.
And then... then...
So many conflicted feelings, so much inner turmoil, so many questions about everyone's behaviours and motivations, and mostly? So. Much. Adorableness! And, well, sexiness, too.
And, I won't even talk about Velaris and the fact that I felt my heart being ripped out and then put back into its place at the end...
I really really do not want to go into too many details, because I would hate to spoil the crucial parts of this book. I want everyone to feel all these feelings I felt while reading this book.
I mean, as I am not blind and everyone has been raving for years in bookstagram about it, I knew that something is going to change between Feyre and Rhysand.
And, I might also add that Rhys brings out the best in Feyre. A few chapters into the book I started feeling like Feyre is indeed a heroine, and not just a character whose story is being narrated to us, neutrally and from a distant point of view (even if it is in the first person) - much like I had during the most part of ACOTAR.
But, I never thought it would come to a point where it would make that much sense to me. Where I would not only support, but love their relationship so much.
A point, even, where this book became one of my favorite reads.
Because this is a book I am DEFINITELY reading again. Once I'm through with ACOWAR and ACOFAS, I will start the series again. Because knowing now so many things I didn't before, I will even gladly read the first book (most likely skim through the first two parts and read the rest word by word, but still...).
Ah, overall, what an experience... Off to start ACOWAR now!!
All in all, 6/5 stars to this masterpiece, because literally,
I do not even care if the rest of the series is not as good as this book,
ACOMAF earned its rightful place in my heart and in my favorites' list,
and can never be budged down from there.
*A Court of Thorns and Roses
**A Court of Mist and Fury
***A Court of Wings and Ruin
****A Court of Frost and Starlight
5 Star Sequel to ACOTAR, I adored this book. Sarah J.Maas is a new addition to my favourite writers. Her writing is both beautiful and heartbreaking in places and she has the ability to really make readers emotionally connect not only with her characters but with the entire fantasy world she has created.
Rhysand is a character which seems to be both loved and hated, for me? I love him. I liked him in ACOTAR because even though his behaviour could of seemed a little odd it was clear that he was trying to help Feyre and protect her in the little way he could. ACOMAF really throws us into Rhysand’s character and his court, as the story progresses I feel like we get to see his character develop or perhaps the truth about his character be revealed to show he isn’t evil.
Feyre – Feyre really becomes her own in this book I think, she asks herself what she wants from her life and what she doesn’t want and she makes decisions which are best for her. Feyre is a really strong female character and I like how she doesn’t just accept her situation, she strives for more.
So i’ll take this moment to applaud Sarah J.Maas on her complex character development, none of her characters feel flat to me. They all have a story to tell and her descriptive writing style means I am able to picture them perfectly in my head. In terms of her writing of Rhysand and Feyre, boy is their some tension present and it’s wonderfully exciting and swoon-worthy.
And now well Tamlin…
I won’t reveal anything major but I will say that their is a shift in Tamlin’s character and the book leaves it on a sense of mystery for me because I wonder if Tamlin’s actions were out of fear or if they were really because he is being manipulated by the Priestess. I guess we have to wait until 2017 to see what Sarah J.Maas has in store for us.
If you have read my previous review for A Court of Thorns and Roses you will remember that I commented on Sarah J. Maas’ amazing world building and that continues into ACOMAF. Within this book we are introduced to some of the other Faerie Courts such as The Night Court, Valaris and The Summer Court and they are all described beautifully and in such great detail. Seriously I want to live in Valaris now please?
Sarah J.Maas descriptive writing style is something I really enjoy, it’s made it possible for me to fully immerse myself into the book and feel as if this fantasy world is real and it does in-fact draw similarities with our own world in the sense that their is a hierarchy to society. High Fae over Low Fae and then in terms of the Mortal Courts the rich over the poor.
I will also just mention that we get to experience the Mortal Courts on a greater scale in this book with the introduction of the Mortal Queens, I don’t really know how to describe them other than some of them being selfish b*#£!s… They really infuriated me in this book, they showed a sense of ignorance and looked down their noses at the Faerie Courts, I was mentally screaming ‘just listen to them’ in one moment or two.
So as you may know ACOTAR is a little bit of a slower pace, this is because the action and the drama come towards the halfway mark of the book. The beginning is where we were introduced to the Faerie Realms and basically it was a whole bunch of mystery. Well now in ACOMAF, Feyre is part of the Faerie community so you can bet their is a ton of action to go alongside this shift and the pace is significantly faster.
I definitely felt like my heart was in my throat at numerous points of this book, it really keeps you on your toes and it also definitely includes a-lot of change. As a reader I feel like we are fully put through the ringer in this book especially as book 1 leaves you on a hopeful or at least lovely note in relation to Tamlin and Feyre. Then the book takes on some changes which are a shock but they are actually welcomed, Feyre experiences new freedoms and I really wanted these to happen. In the beginning of the book Feyre can’t do much due to Tamlin’s fear that anything will happen to her so you experience her suffering symptoms of PTSD whilst being stuck inside the Spring Court, once these changes arise we get to see her at her leaning towards her full potential and she is full of surprises in this.
One thing I really liked about this book was how each character seemed to be suffering symptoms for PTSD, I liked this because it added a realistic element to this fantasy world. All these characters went through such traumatic events under the mountain and instead of being like ‘YAY, WERE FREE WE CAN BE HAPPY’ like most fairytales or some YA books do, it instead focuses on how those moments still plague them and they will remain a part of them forever.
I wish that the moments Feyre was away from Tamlin we were able to see how he was, his reactions and just his general behaviour. Towards the end we are shown some of what he was obviously doing but I would of liked to see it alongside Feyre.
Overall I adored this book more so than the first one if that was possible, I actually finished it a few days ago but it has taken me this long to string together some coherent thoughts other than ASNIUBGNBOJIUBHG SO GOOD.
It isn't often that I finish a book and actually need to know more. As in I need the next instalment. I feel lost without it and can't read anything else, because this tale has utter and complete priority in my mind. It happened here. It has only just happened here. I am cursing myself for writing this review instead of buying the next book... I even tried to read something else and simply couldn't focus because I needed to know what happened here, I needed the next book.
This has everything that was potentially missing in a Court of Thorns and Roses, and whilst I was significantly aggravated by Tamlin's heavy handed and control freaky behaviour, the author redeems herself completely by showing that this is not acceptable. Far too many young adult books has the lead male as the stalker and controlling type, without any recognition that this isn't romantic, it isn't sweet, it's damn abusive. I could kiss Sarah J. Maas for pointedly refusing to fall into this trap and for giving us something far more real and true, whilst still playing in her remarkably full and wonderful fantasy world.
The plot thickens significantly here, with many new characters being added to the tale along with some wonderful development of characters we had only ever seen one side of before. The main difference is the development of the Night Court and the characters within it, and there are definitely some surprises on the horizon if you are coming blind out of the first book in the series. I had not anticipated where Maas took this novel, but I loved nearly every second of it. It isn't just the new characters who are developed and built upon however, characters who are central to the first novel receive the same treatment and this is exceptionally noticeably with both Tamlin and Feyre... although not all of the development is good. But let's be honest, that's human, that's real, that's life. Sometimes things that don't kill you make you stronger. Sometimes they just break you.
I loved Maas' explorations of so many more aspects of this world; not least the unique properties Feyre now possesses due to being made and not born a Fae. There's a lot of gentle exploration of her new powers as well as her learning to harness and control them, yet it never becomes boring. In the midst of this, you have a world that is going to hell and Feyre finds herself stuck right in the centre of the plots for how to stop it. Friendship and trust is a central theme here, as indeed however are treachery and betrayal. One of the first lessons you learn is that nothing is quite as it seems and what you thought to be true fact, may well indeed be a complete crock of lies and trickery.
Maas shows off some splendid writing, stunningly well plotted and paced narrative and exceptionally intricate world and character building here, and I cannot fault her at all. In fact, I fell in love with this book. I had bought the next one the moment I walked through the door and had wi-fi. I hadn't intended on reading the next in the series immediately after, but honestly, I can't see any other choice. I am utterly hooked.
“To the stars who listen—and the dreams that are answered.”
After what happened Under the Mountain, Feyre isn’t the same girl as before. All the torture she’s been submitted to by Amarantha has taken a toll on her mind and spirit. Her will has bee shattered and nightmares plague her and she can’t seem to forget the terrors she has endured even if she’s back in Tamlins arms. Even her feelings for him become confusing, although that was what propelled her to sacrifice everything in the first place. And when Rhysand returns to claim the bargain they’ve made, Feyre finds herself in the awkward position of having to spend time with him and get to know him better, but not just him but also his friends and trusty advisors of the Night Court. Doubt is beginning to make its way into Feyre’s heart and she soon finds herself divided between “spring” and “night”.
“And I realized—I realized how badly I'd been treated before if my standards had become so low. If the freedom I'd been granted felt like a privilege and not an inherent right.”
All the characters in this book were magnificent, even the evil ones. They were all complex and unique individuals and with all the details the author gives about them I could vividly portray them in my mind. I absolutely loved Feyre’s character arc evolution. She was overwhelmed by sadness, anger and then joy and all of these emotions carved her personality so beautifully. Her conversations with Rhys were priceless. Their banter was so fun to witness and the chemistry between them was off the charts.
“I was not a pet, not a doll, not an animal.
I was a survivor, and I was strong.
I would not be weak, or helpless again
I would not, could not be broken. Tamed.”
And Rhys…. oh my dear Rhys…I love him dearly. He is a character with so many layers, but once you manage to peel them off you will discover he is far from the monster he’s let everyone believe he is. He’s harboring a cruel past, crushed by sacrifices and a sense of guilt. Charismatic, but also extremely mysterious, Rhys makes such a great team with Feyre. The way he protects her but also helps her become a stronger version of herself is endearing.
“There are good days and hard days for me—even now. Don’t let the hard days win.”
The secondary characters complement the protagonists very well, helping them when needed, being the salt and pepper of this story. I have to mention Morrigan which caught my attention from the first moment she appeared. Funny, confident, powerful, she represents everything that means freedom, truth, and madness. Although she suffered terribly at one point, she carved her own path to living and reshaped her destiny. Mor is a dreamer born in the Court of Nightmares. Also, Cassian and Azriel made their way into my heart, the first one with his funny and effervescent personality and the other with his broody and silent attitude.
“I believe everything happens for a reason. Whether it is decided by the Mother, or the Cauldron, or some sort of tapestry of Fate, I don't know. I don't really care.”
A Court of Mist and Fury ends with an unexpected and mindblowing cliffhanger and I feel relieved that the third book is already published because I can’t wait to dive into the next installment and find out how things will play out for everyone. If you haven’t read this series yet, I recommend it wholeheartedly!
If you have read the first book you will have already met some of the characters. In this book Feyre has evolved as a character; she is no longer a weak girl who needs a strong protector, she is now a strong woman who longs for freedom and to help save her world. Throughout the novel she struggles to find peace with herself because of what she did at the end of the last book. Overall, I would give this book five out of five stars. Maas has an excellent writing style that always gives that ‘just one more chapter’ feeling. Her characterisation skills in this book with Feyre, Tamlin and Rhysand have been brilliant. Each of the characters has much more depth than the previous novel and this makes them seem much more real.
I would recommend this book to anyone who has read "Throne of Glass" or loves fantasy! Honestly it's an amazing read and I couldn't put it down
I discovered in book 1 that Rhys was my favourite character. Nothing has changed except that has become more intense! Just wow!!
Feyre grows into herself in this book. She's still a bit self-absorbed, but hey, a lot has happened so she's allowed. And given the right circumstances, she starts to bloom.
The love scenes in book 1 were a bit short and sweet. Maas makes us wait for them in this, but boy, they're worth the pay-off! STEAMY!!
And the fight scenes...
And the tension...
I really don't want to say too much for fear of spoilers.
Just read both books NOW!
My favourite book of the year is right here.
Magick, mystery, cunning, twists, right is wrong and wrong is right; it has it all.
(*goes to download the next book which is mercifully out*)
Well done to you Sarah J. Mass👏👏👏👏 an amazing book. In will definitely be reading more of your books in the future 😬.
THIS BOOK...THIS BOOK...OH MY.
Well Im honestly so shocked by this book ive been thrown into the deep end. In all honesty I have no words to explain how intense and immense and utterly amazing this book was. Ive got to be honest this series is the first kind of books ive read where there are sex scenes and I love it. I need more Rhysand and Feyre forever please. I knew from the beginning id love Rhysand but finding out all about their mate bonding and what Rhysand did and I honestly dont think I will ever find love again because I am now currently looking for a Rhysand please. This book was incredible and I honestly can't believe that ending again and im so thankful I had the 3rd book with me after this. A.M.A.Z.I.N.G
Feyre is mollycoddled, paraded like a trophy in front of the Courts but ignored. She’s suffocating in this new world. Until Rhysand arrives, calling in his end of the bargain.
Prythian is revealed in a rainbow of colours, vibrancy and life. All is not as it seemed in the spring court. With her new fae body, Rhysand helps Feyre discover her hidden powers enabling her to become whole once more.In this novel Feyre grows from a young girl with romantic of love and blooms into the woman she truly is. I love how Feyre and Rhysand's relationship is harsh, gritty and full of teasing.
The introduction of new characters deepens the world. Enriching the story, filling it with a complex structure. The plot expands, growing seamlessly from book one without leaving unfinished business.
Words cannot describe how this book made me feel. I loved it so much. It was a drug for me. Even when I wasn't reading it I was thinking about it. I just have so much to talk about I don't even know where to start.
Following the events A Court of Thorns and Roses, Feyre is now back in the Spring Court and is suffering from PTSD after she tore herself apart to save Tamlin, the Spring Court and Prythian. Facing Amarantha changed Feyre, but it also changed Tamlin. Now she is locked away in the Spring Court and stuck in an unhealthy relationship… until an unlikely saviour comes along.
Something I really liked was how realistic this book was in regards to Feyre’s mental health. Maas really took the time to show how Feyre's actions are now haunting her, not only whilst she is awake but also in the form of vivid nightmares.
Being Under the Mountain also changed Tamlin. He became even more disgustingly misogynistic, emotionally abusive and unbearably over-protective. Rhysand however, could not be more different. What I admire most is how he treats Feyre. He sees Feyre as his equal and treats her like nothing less. He also always gives Feyre a choice, never pushes her.
We really find out just how caring and loyal Rhysand is in this book. He will do anything to protect his family, friends and his people. I also LOVE Feyre. Her character development has just been incredible. She has been through so much but she has remained kind-hearted, loyal and determined, and I am glad to see her starting to heal and starting to love.
One of my favourite things about ACOMAF is being introduced to a new group of characters, known as Rhysand's Inner Circle. My personal favourites are Amren and Azriel, they are slightly mysterious and they're backstories are really interesting and I can't wait to learn more about them and get to know them a little better.
A Court of Mist and Fury was the perfect book for me. If you're a fan of Sarah J.Maas and the Throne of Glass series, then I would definitely recommend starting this series, you'll love it!
There’s a part in the third novel of Sarah J Maas’ other series, the Throne of Glass series, in which the main character Celaena is asked, ‘Why are you crying, Fireheart?’, and she replies, ‘Because I am lost, and I do not know the way.’ I think that this quote sums up how Feyre is feeling at the start of ACOMAF. After the terrible trials that Amarantha forced her to go through and her transformation into one of the Fae, Feyre has lost sight of who she is. She has stopped doing the things she loves, like painting, and is suffocating inside the Spring Court and wasting away. This book is her journey to find herself again. Feyre’s journey is a difficult one, but by the end of the novel she has rediscovered herself and her strength and determination has returned. She has found the place where she belongs and the people among whom she belongs. What I loved about Feyre’s characterisation in this book was the fact that the changes she undergoes during the novel feel very natural and gradual – they are not at all forced. I also felt very close to Feyre when reading ACOMAF and moved by the journey she undergoes.
Another part of ACOMAF which I really enjoyed was the addition of new characters. There’s the cheerful Mor, Rhys’ cousin, who develops a wonderful friendship with Feyre over the course of the novel and has the exact attitude needed to uplift Feyre; there’s Azriel, a shadowsinger who is rather serious but loyal and kind; there’s Cassian, who is Rhys’ cocky and charming best friend; and there’s Amren, who is hugely powerful and has mysterious eyes to match her mysterious diet. Each of these characters is original and bursts to life immediately. Together they form a wonderful cast who I could read about all day. They are each exceptionally well developed and have full backstories. I always think that the best novels and the ones that are instant favourites are those where I grow just as attached to the secondary characters as I do to the main ones. ACOMAF certainly has this quality, as Sarah J. Maas’ novels always do.
ACOMAF, as well as being filled with wonderful characters, is full of wonderful scenes. I was trying to think of my favourites and it was very hard because I have so many, but I think the scenes that stood out for me are the scene with the Tithe where Feyre gives away her jewellery, because this demonstrates both Feyre’s defiance and her kindness, the scene with the Weaver because it is so atmospheric and tense, particularly when the Weaver’s singing ceases and she knows that Feyre is present, the scene where Feyre first meets Rhys’ inner circle, and finally the Starfall scene as it is so vividly described and is breathtakingly magical.
Overall, I found ACOMAF impossible to put down. It is ceaselessly exciting and full of action, is hugely imaginative, and is full of captivating scenes, characters and settings. It’s 600+ pages of first class fantasy writing and is a joy to read. In my opinion, it’s Sarah J. Maas’ best book to date.
I did skip a couple of sections because they were clearly aimed at an older audience.
You know that strange disconnected feeling when you come to the end of a brilliant book and you are totally absorbed in the world, the characters, the story…. So much that it’s difficult to get to grips with real life? So yes, that’s how I feel this morning and that’s why I am sitting here writing this instead of doing the many other things I should be doing…like looking for a job, clean the house, buy some presents for the kids but somehow all I can think of is this story and how it will continue.
On the book storyline and characters…. There is lots and I love the new characters that have been introduced and the world is opening more and more and we learn about the Night Court, Summer Court, the Mortal Queens and the King of Hybern. I would advise everyone who has not read the first book for a while to do that before you go in and look especially at the scenes with the intriguing, compelling, lethal, cunning and beautiful Rhysand - my favourite the minute he appeared in the first book. I was waiting for him to appear in book two and it felt like ages and I was thinking ‘where is he, where is he, where is he….. FINALLY!). And also finally there was this banter and fun in the books – I now realised that this is what I missed in the first one and that’s why I didn’t like it that much. After reading Throne of Glass and Celeana/Aelin who had me in stitches so many times….that was missing and in book two we get it. So much cheeky fun. Love it, Love it.
Ok, now I need to snap out of the book trance… or maybe just read the whole thing again? Hmmmmm… I think option two..
If you know me, you know that A Court of Thorns and Roses is one of my all-time favourite books, and that A Court of Mist and Fury was one of my top - if not my most - anticipated books of the year! I literally wanted to cry when I got it in my hands and if I try to write out a full, competent review, I'd probably babble on and on so I'm going to split this into the good and the not-so good.
1. The pure magic that is Sarah J Maas' writing, dear God. As soon as I read the first page, I was instantly sucked back in to the world of Prythian - one of my favourite fictional worlds. Also, this book was over 600 pages and yet I never once felt it was boring, or too long.
2. The Night Court - I fell in love so hard with the Night Court, I mean we get to see a lot more Courts in ACOMAF, The Court of Dreams is the most beautiful place I've ever read about and I seriously would sell my soul to live there. (With a certain, arrogant, sarcastic High Lord...)
3. Rhys - I love complex, torn characters and Rhys is everything and more oh wow. He is literally one of the best characters I've ever come across and we learn so much more about him in this story. In ACOMAF we get more of his back story, we learn about his childhood and how he lost his family, how he and Tamlin became acquainted and how the most powerful High Lord managed to become Amarantha's lapdog. Learning about Rhys was one of my favourite things about this book and gah, I'm pretty sure he became my favourite fictional character. Ever.
4. A new crazy antagonist - so we have a new antagonist to worry about in this book, The King of Hybern also known as Amarantha's boss. So yeah. That was fun.
5. More amazing characters - in this book, we get introduced to some of Rhys's friends, the members of his inner-circle, and I love each and every one of them, wow. There's his cousin Mor, his brothers in arms, Cassian and Azriel, and Amren who is a 'monster' trapped in their world trying to find her way home (doesn't that alone sound epically heartbreaking?) If you know me, you'll know I've been obsessing over the inner circle members since reading the book and I'm not even sorry. I love them all, and by the end I seriously felt like part of a family. AND I HOPE TO GOD THAT THEY ALL SURVIVE TO THE NEXT BOOK BECAUSE THAT ENDING- we wont go there.
6. The MAGIC. I mean, I was expecting it since Feyre is now High Fae, but oh wow, there was so much more than I expected and it was stunning and wonderful and wow.
7. Feyre suffering from PTSD - if you've read ACOTAR, then you'll know the horrific things that Feyre had to endure Under the Mountain, and instead of brushing this off, Sarah portrays a realistic reaction to the horrors Feyre suffered. We see her struggling with a lot of things and it feels so real and human.
Overall, A Court of Mist and Fury was a strong, breathtaking sequel and for a book that is over 600 pages, I never once felt bored or as if the story was lulling. I don't think words can express how much I adored this book, and how I can't wait for the summer holidays to arrive so I can read it all over again. It's been almost a month since I read it and I still can't stop thinking about it and I know I could talk about this book forever.
For my full/original review: [...]
Feyre..a pawn..a weapon..where will it take us next ?
I don't know how everyone else felt about Feyre but I hated her at first! I wanted to give her a back hander! I know she had gone through an ordeal but she was acting like a spoilt child.
Saying this, I was still gripped to this story. The; OMG what is going to happen?More Rhysand please! All these thoughts are flowing through my mind aplenty! I guess the hating on Feyre also fuelled my enjoyment in a weird kind of way. I want to see what powers she has and what could she do with them. Would she really blow Tamlin off. Omg alllll the questions!!!!
Around 40% I started warming up to Feyre. When someone opens your eyes to what is really going on, its mind blowing....and that's what Rhys did for me...
And then I stopped taking notes! I was simply gripped by this book! I can't even put my thoughts down and I know I will be thinkimg about this book for a long time!
That ending though!