| BOOK REVIEW | A COURT OF MIST AND FURY BY SARAH J. MAAS

A COURT OF MIST AND FURYA Court Of Mist And Fury
Author : Sarah J. Maas
Series : A Court Of Thorns And Roses
Genres : Fantasy, New Adult
Publication : May 3rd 2016 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens

Synopsis : 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 torn apart.

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I LOVED LOVED LOVED this book ! There’s everything I ask of a great book !  This is the second book in a series, this review will spoil you if you haven’t read the previous book. Also, the characters section can contain minor spoilers.

To the people who look at the stars and wish, Rhys.”
Rhys clinked his glass against mine. “To the stars who listen— and the dreams that are answered.

Plot

It takes place three months after ACOTAR’s ending.  Tamlin, Lucien and Feyre are back at the Spring Court, all wearing scars of their stay Under The Mountain.
But Feyre feels very alone in her suffering. She is broken inside. A new character appeared at the Spring Court, Iante a priestess, here to help organize Feyre and Tamlin’s wedding.

But soon, Rhysand appears to ravish her on a very important day, claiming his monthly week of their bargain.
The Night Court isn’t what she was expecting at all. She meets Mor, Cassian, Azriel and Amren.

This is the first part. Feyre is lost, doesn’t know who she is anymore. Treated like a doll at the Spring Court and like the High Fey she is, at the Night Court.
The second part is far more interesting in my opinion. It’s not that the first part is boring, but I found it slow paced, because Feyre wasn’t allowed to do much.
When she is staying at the Night Court, on the other side, it’s very different. As soon as she decides to treat Rhysand and his inner circle as allies, she is considered as a part of the team. Slowly she warms up and mends herself.

He thinks he’ll be remembered as the villain in the story. But I forgot to tell him that the villain is usually the person who locks up the maiden and throws away the key. He was the one who let me out.

In this second part, we finally get the answers we were dying to get ! We learn about he different Courts, about Rhysand and his inner circle. We also get to learn why Rhysand acted that way, eventually.

How I loved this book ! It’s addicting and so full of surprises ! It’s obviously one of my favorite for 2017 so far !!!
It’s not suffering from the infamous second book syndrom, you know ? I found it even better than the first book !

I really enjoyed how Feyre was treated at the Night Court.  She was trusted and never lessened. She was listened to and making her own choices was an evidence, not a gift. She is her own person.

The plot is amazing ! It’s so well crafted and brought properly. It took its sweet time.
There are also betrayals, revelations and of course a love story, a steamy one ! I really loved the romance to be honest. It was so steamy and the tension kept growing and growing between them ! It was amazing !

Oh and let’s not forget the terrible cliff hanger ! I was so glad I already had ACOWAR on my TBR, waiting for me !

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.

Characters

  • Feyre changed so much through this book. She is broken inside, thanks to what happened Under The Mountain. Broken, desperate and kind of alone despite being surrounded by the Spring Court.
    The Court of Dream is a relief for her. She learns how to think by herself once again, to fend for herself. She also becomes a strong and powerful fey. I enjoyed witnessing how she mended herself thanks to her new friends.
  • Tamlin also changed so much but not for the best, not at all. He disappointed me Under The Mountain and it remained that way through this book.  So selfish, unable to see Feyre’s despair.
  • Lucien is quite okay. He sees how bad Feyre is, and often acts as a tampon between Tamlin and her. But he cannot confront his High Lord directly.
  • Rhysand, oh my darling ! It’s not possible not to love him ! He is such a selfless Fey, a powerful and right Lord. He will always sacrifice himself for the sake of Velaris, and the Night Court. He deeply cares for his friends, his family and also for Feyre. He also thinks he doesn’t deserve happiness.
  • Mor is such a fierce woman ! She suffered a lot in her past. I enjoyed her banters with the two Illyrians warriors.
  • Cassian is such a comic relief ! But he can also be as deadly as his friends ! He is so loyal !
  • Azriel is quite a mystery. Shadowsinger it totally suits him ! His feelings for a certain Fey are painful to witness because he doesn’t think he is worthy of her.
  • Amren is both scary and friendly at the same time ! She also can be very funny ! I really like her character !

My friend through many dangers. My lover who had healed my broken and weary soul. My mate who had waited for me against all hope, despite all odds.

5 stars

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About the author

Sarah J. Maas

Sarah J. Maas is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series (Queen of Shadows, Book 4, will be out in September 2015), as well as the A Court of Thorns and Roses series (out 5/5/15).

Sarah lives in Bucks County, PA, and over the years, she has developed an unhealthy appreciation for Disney movies and bad pop music. She adores fairy tales and ballet, drinks too much tea, and watches an ungodly amount of TV. When she’s not busy writing, she can be found exploring the historic and beautiful Pennsylvania countryside with her husband and canine companion.

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