Review: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

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Review: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. MaasA Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
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Pages: 624
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #2
Published by Bloomsbury Childrens Books on May 3rd 2016
Genres: Fantasy, New Adult

Feyre is immortal.
After rescuing her lover Tamlin from a wicked Faerie Queen, she returns to the Spring Court possessing the powers of the High Fae. But Feyre cannot forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin's people - nor the bargain she made with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court.
As Feyre is drawn ever deeper into Rhysand's dark web of politics and passion, war is looming and an evil far greater than any queen threatens to destroy everything Feyre has fought for. She must confront her past, embrace her gifts and decide her fate.
She must surrender her heart to heal a world torn in two.

 

I started this mere minutes after finishing A Court of Thorns and Roses. And I read this in the span of two days. Maas impressed me enough to also go out and buy Throne of Glass. I’m already dreading the year long wait for the third book!

A Court of Mist and Fury begins shortly after the events of A Court of Thorns and Roses, and brings you heartbreaking romance, new characters, excellent character development, and more of the mysterious Prythian. Thanks to Maas I now fully understand the “book hangover” after binging on this book. Although the pace is slow, Maas loads up this sequel with an incredible amount of character development

I was not a pet, not a doll, not an animal.
I was a survivor, and I was strong.

If you are on the fence about starting yet another series that falls to the dreaded “love triangle” trope – do not lump this book in with the others. Feyre evolves into a completely different person, someone who is suffering and yet also discovering her own strength after the events of the first book. In that evolution she also realizes that what she wants and what she needs has changed.

I’m thinking that I was a lonely, hopeless person, and I might have fallen in love with the first thing that showed me a hint of kindness and safety. And I’m thinking maybe he knew that – maybe not actively, but maybe he wanted to be that person for someone. And maybe that worked for who I was before. Maybe it doesn’t work for who-what I am now.

I wish I had a more cohesive review of this book but honestly it made my mind melt. Maas’ level of detail to every aspect of this story was incredible, and her development of these characters and additional new ones was more than one could have hoped for in this follow up to A Court of Thorns and Roses. I don’t know how I will last until third book comes out in 2017! Guess I’ll have to amuse myself with the Throne of Glass series until then.

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