“Tell me what you see.”
“A world divided in two.”
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.
Title: A Court of Mist and Fury
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Genre: New Adult, Fantasy
Number of Pages: 624
Publishing Date: May 3rd, 2016
After devouring A Court of Thorns and Roses (read my review for that book here), I immediately knew that I needed to read A Court of Mist and Fury. After two days of impatiently waiting, my order arrived in the mail and I quickly began my endeavor into the second book of this series. If you read my first review, you would know that I absolutely adored ACOTAR. I didn’t think that ACOMAF could be better than that book, but oh how wrong I was. ACOMAF is my favorite 2016-release book that I’ve read this year. I found myself so enveloped in this beautiful world that Sarah J. Maas has created that I didn’t even realize how quickly I’d flown through this book until I reached the last page of it. Everything about this book — the direction that the author took the story in, the character development, the new characters, the intricately detailed settings — was so well written and beautifully described.
The rest of this review contains spoilers!
The plot of this book was so unexpected and so brilliant. I could go on and on forever about how much I loved the twists and turns that this novel took, but I’m just going to simply say that every time I flipped to the next page of this book, I was engrossed and completely wonderstruck. The ending of this book was absolute perfection.
Feyre’s character developed so much in this novel. She was already so strong-willed and selfless in ACOTAR, but this book took those characteristics and pushed them to a whole new level. I loved when she stood up for herself and how fearless she was when it came to fighting for those that she loves. Watching her transform into such an amazing character was truly one of my favorite parts of this novel.
“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.”
RHYSAND IS A PRECIOUS GEM AND HE MUST BE PROTECTED AT ALL COSTS. Everything about Rhys’s character reminded me so much of Warner from Shatter Me, which made me fall in love with him more than I probably should considering he’s a fictional character. I love how supportive he was of Feyre. He always let her have a choice and I FREAKING LOVED THAT. He was always pushing her to her limits to show her that she could achieve whatever she put her mind to and he was the positive force that Feyre needed in order for her to really discover who she truly was. He cares so much for his people, his friends, and Feyre, and the lengths he went to in order to keep them all safe tugged on my heart strings immensely. However, with all of this being said, I still don’t approve of some of the things that he did to Feyre in ACOTAR (there’s never a valid excuse to drug somebody, like, no, there were a million better ways to go about that whole situation and they don’t involve drugging Feyre). While I love Rhysand and these novels, I think it’s also important to point out that there are quite a few problematic elements that revolve around them; one of them being Rhys’s prior behavior being excused so easily.
“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.”
In regards to Tamlin… let me just state this now: if my thoughts weren’t clear enough earlier, let’s just say that I really agree with the trend on Tumblr that has accurately renamed this character ‘Tamlin the Tool’. Accurate. So accurate.
I’m honestly really holding out hope that Lucien will redeem himself in the next book. He was always trying to remain completely loyal to Tamlin, but I don’t know, I think that he will have some sort of redemption in the next book… I hope. ESPECIALLY considering that HE AND ELAIN ARE FREAKING MATES LIKE OKAY I WASN’T EXPECTED THAT BUT I’LL SHIP IT. I think Lucien is one of the more complex characters within this series and I’d love to see his character explored even more within the next book in the series.
I loved how Elain and Nesta’s characters and personalities were explored way more in this book. When Nesta practically yelled at the queens and told them to give the book to Feyre, my love for her expanded even more than before.
All of Rhys’s friends that were introduced in this novel were so intricately put together and different and I loved them all. Mor was probably my favorite out of the bunch, but I loved Amren, Cassian, and Azriel as well.
Overall, I am absolutely infatuated with this novel. The characters and their development were on point, the settings were beautifully described, the plot took so many unexpected twists and turns that I was always on the edge of my seat, and the ending made me want to jump up and down and scream and freak out.
“No one was my master— but I might be master of everything, if I wished. If I dared.”
So, have you read A Court of Mist and Fury? What did you think of it? Comment your thoughts below!