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

17927395Title: A Court of Mist and Fury

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s

Publication Date: May 3, 2016

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 cleaved in two.

With more than a million copies sold of her beloved Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. Maas’s masterful storytelling brings this second book in her seductive and action-packed series to new heights.

Fair warning, there are spoilers in this review. If you don’t want to be spoiled, skip to the last paragraph!

It has been months since Feyre has survived the horrors from Under the Mountain. Recently engaged and attempting to heal after the things she had to do to survive, Feyre still wakes up every night from nightmares. Instead of attempting to help Feyre with what she truly needs, Tamlin confines Feyre to the grounds with guards following her every move. All for the sake her safety. *No sarcasm there*

If I’m being honest, I’ll admit that I was completely on the Tamlin and Feyre ship in A Court of Thorns and Roses. I shipped that ship so hard. When I finished the book, I begin to see rumors about a love triangle in book two. I was devastated. I hate love triangles. I’m not sure that I know anyone who actually LIKES love triangles. However, this is not the case. While there is a change in love interest, it is most certainly NOT a love triangle. Feyre realizes that her relationship with Tamlin is not healthy and she does what she must to get out of that relationship. I applaud Sarah for creating a female character that has the courage and guts to get out of an unhealthy relationship, especially when Feyre’s situation was not a simple one.

That brings me to the relationships in A Court of Mist and Fury. I honestly do not know where to even start. I sincerely wanted Feyre and Tamlin’s relationship to work out. I was rooting for them all throughout A Court of Thorns and Roses. Yet, the Tamlin I see in A Court of Mist and Fury is a different Tamlin than I saw in the previous book. Or maybe it’s not. There were a few moments in A Court of Thorns and Roses where Tamlin just seemed…off. I couldn’t stand the moment when Rhysand appeared in Tamlin’s home and Tamlin became instantly submissive. Dude, where are your nads? And then there were the moments he just sat quietly and still next Amarantha while Feyre endured horrible things. At least Rhysand and even Lucien went out of their way to help Feyre anyway they could.  But, I digress. The little things that bothered in A Court of Thorns and Roses made much more sense in A Court of Mist and Fury. And folks, I sincerely wanted to discuss Feyre and Rhysand’s relationship, but I just can’t. You’ll just have to experience those two for yourselves. I’m at a loss for words.

The world building in this book was, well, out of this world. First there is the Night Court. I expected the Night Court to be a dark, dank place where nothing but miserable souls dwelled. I could not have been more wrong. The Night Court is beautiful and ornate and nothing what I imagined it would be. We also discover a beautiful city and even get to visit The Summer Court. There is no shortage of gorgeous scenery in A Court of Mist and Fury.

There was so much about this book that was truly incredible. The world building, the character development, the relationships, the intriguing minor characters, and so much more. The plot twist, oh my the plot twists. I love when I come across a book and I cannot figure out what is going to happen next. I love a wonderful surprise element. I do not think I could ever properly convey my true feelings for this book with words. Words could never, ever do my feeling justice. Seriously, I could go on and on and on AND ON about this book; however this review has to end sometime. If you enjoyed A Court of Thorns and Roses, read A Court of Mist and Fury. If you hated A Court of Thorns and Roses, read A Court of Mist and Fury. You will not be disappointed.

5 out of 5 stars


Meet The Author

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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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5 thoughts on “Review: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

  1. GORGEOUS review and honestly, I agree 100000% with everything you said. Like you, I did ship Feyre + Tamlin in ACOTAR…but some things definitely felt…off. His passivity where Feyre was concerned Under the Mountain being the worst. As much as I wanted to be surprised by his behavior here in ACOMAF, I found that I couldn’t. It just fit. Needless to say I ADORED this one ever more, the Night Court STILL makes me dream and OMG THE ROMANCE ♥ Gorgeous review^^

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