Another book down in this fantastic series! This is book 2 in this series, so continue reading at your own risk. I try never to include spoilers in my book reviews; however, that doesn’t mean the books I write on in a single series won’t possibly have spoilers. Their stories are continuing and I hope this is a fun encouragement to keep reading!
By far this is my favorite one out of the series!
Sarah J. Maas’ A Court of Mist and Fury covers so much ground that I forget sometimes that everything really does happen in one book. This book is a lengthy one and is the longest one out of the series so far, but it is totally worth it! Hopefully after reading the first one this one doesn’t seem daunting because of the size. Stick with it! 100% worth it!
This one definitely has far more mature topics than most YA books so heads up when getting ready to read this one. It has PTSD moments, violence, strong romance, while also not letting all of those tough topics destroy a wonderful story and showing that people can pull through those dark moments. Just need a bit of love and support from those around you, and someone who knows that you’re worth fighting for.
This is a high fantasy, romance, and YA book so don’t knock it because of some of these tags. It was tastefully done and beautifully executed. Also the romance in this one is so amazing and steamy towards the end! The chapter to watch out for girls is Chapter 55 (its a read at home type chapter, trust me!).
As an overall, I loved this book! In the beginning of it, it is a bit on the darker side since Feyre is struggling to come to terms with the horrible stuff she had to endure while captive Under the Mountain. From her nightmares to just seeing the color red, Feyre has definitely come out of the whole ordeal broken and no one around her seems to see just how bad-off she really is. In those moments, I feel so bad for her and you can feel the strain the she is living with while in the Spring Court. Once again, Maas makes her readers feel the emotions that here characters are going through with her writing!
The story only gets better from there, Feyre becomes free from the oppression she was subjected to since leaving Under the Mountain and begins to live her new immortal life the way she wants to. She blooms into a whole new character. She that has to learn that she is a strong and brave individual that is still healing but can make her own choices in the world. She doesn’t have to stay behind or wait for others to tell her what she can or cannot do. The hardest part is that she can either come to terms with those thoughts and become truly free or fall back into her despair, guilt, rage, and self-loathing that was killing her from the inside out.
This is still a series that I would recommend to anyone I can. I would state that this is definitely for a mature reader since there are moments of sexuality and violence; however, if you feel like a bit of smutty romance is okay then start reading! Or if smutty romance is definitely your thing, than this is served on a silver platter for you!
I love Rhysand and his court! I am forever a citizen of the Night Court and I am proud of it! If you’ve read this book, what about you? What court do you fall into? I’ll do a more extensive writing on my court of choice and what characters I love later. I could write so much on this book, but I don’t want to give too much away currently. A lot of my thoughts would spoil the twists the Maas has so craftily incorporated into this book!
“I would be quiet and enduring and as faceted as the night. That I would have beauty, for those who knew where to look, and if people didn’t bother to look, but to only fear it . . . Then I didn’t particularly care for them, anyway.” (488)
Chapter 55! – hehe! (you’ll know when you get there!!)