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Author: Sarah Maas
A Court of Thrones and Roses #2
Synopsis: A Court of Mist and Fury picks up right where the first book ended. Feyre is living in the Spring Court with Tamlin again. Both broken from what happened to them under the mountain and trying to heal separately and together. While they are home, the underlining feeling that Feyre will have to go and visit Rhys, Tamlin’s enemy remains a threat to them all. But once Feyre goes to visit Rhys, she finds out more about the world in which she is now a part of, more about the Fae who everyone fears and more about herself. Will she become the person she is meant to be, will she stay in the Night Court or will she stay caged because of everything that happened to her in the past? And who, will save her?
(PS: I love that it’s summer and I read by the pool, also – click on the picture and it will bring you to more info on Amazon)
Review: I’m not going to lie, it took me awhile to get into this book. In fact, I was starting to think — “what is the big deal about this series?”. It’s not that I didn’t like it, I just felt like I wasn’t being grasped by the story line. That changed though, and the minute I finished this one, I went on amazon and bought the next and decided to read a short book next so that it would be done in time for when the next one was delivered.
So what changed?
For one, Feyre changed, she starts to see herself as someone worth it. What I also really liked about this book is that Feyre is a mix of Tris and Katniss BUT there are also a lot of other really powerful and intriguing characters in this that could through character development. This might be the first book I’ve read where I like every single character. Like Divergent, there are powerful male characters as well as female characters and I really liked that. I also liked the vision that was depicted of the Night Court and who Rhysand is — powerful, mysterious and lost. The romance brought through this was one that was built up, it wasn’t so in your face like it was in A Court of Thrones and Roses.
This book to me, is way more sexual than the first one and I’m always surprised by it (mainly because when I think young adult, I don’t think of a teenager reading something like this, BUT it’s been awhile since I WAS a teenager). It definitely has more vivid pictures of what’s happening in these scenes.
But what really captured my attention was the last 100 pages or so and THAT ENDING! SO GOOD and I’m so happy I decided to read this AFTER all three books came out — means I don’t have to wait a year for the next one 🙂
I wasn’t a huge fan of the “growling” and “purring” but I understand that the theme of this series (Fae’s etc) make it kind of necessary. One thing I wish I saw more of was Tamlin. I wish I could actually read what he was going through when Feyre wasn’t around– his point of view. I think that would have made this very interesting, rather than just reading very small glimpses of it.
I think I gave this one a 4 or 5 out of 5 stars on Goodreads, which is surprising considering in the beginning I was very meh about it. I cannot wait to read the next and last one!