[Review] ‘A Court of Mist and Fury’ by Sarah J. Maas


Title – ‘A Court of Mist and Fury’
Author – Sarah J. Maas
Published – May 3rd 2016 by Bloomsbury 
Pages – 624
Format – Paperback

Book Summary –

‘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.

Review –

*Warning – Contains spoilers*

This book. This book left me in a puddle of feels and emotions and just pure need for more. So yeah, I loved this book. I’m not going to deny it or make it sound more subtle than it was. After finishing A Court of Thorn and Roses I couldn’t wait to see where the story headed and with all the hype surrounding this installment I was most definitely excited.

And I wasn’t disappointed. This book is full of emotion and twists and unexpected elements which really does keep you on your toes. Feyre is a wonderfully written character who develops massively in this book and Rhysand is an equally amazing character who we really see in a different light in this book. Tamlin too takes a turn and it’s not one I imagine many of us were expecting when starting this book.

I love that Sarah didn’t die down the traumatic event that Feyre went through, she died and came back immortal.. on anyone that would be a lot to take in. She experienced nightmares, panic attacks, visions… all things someone with PTSD would suffer. And Sarah wasn’t afraid to delve into that illness with Feyre. We got to see her in a new light as she battled to reclaim her mind from being haunted massively by Amarantha, we got to see as her relationship with Tamlin began to go into a downhill spiral which ended up with her in the arms of Rhysand and at the mercy of The Night Court.

One would of possibly expected that Feyre wouldn’t quite be in safe or gentle hands but it turns out that wasn’t the case. We were previously made to believe the Night Court was simply the darkest of the courts… the most evil, the most unapologetic. We couldn’t have been more wrong. It turns out the Night Court was a beautiful place, a place run by a Lord with a story… a background of pain, a heart much softer than he let on.

Rhysand was most definitely the stand out character of the book for many people, including myself. We learnt of his background, his courts background, the trauma he went to keep what he loved safe. The people and the city he loved the most safe.

His inner circle was also a wonderful edition to this book, the characters were written so well… they fitted together like puzzle pieces despite their contrasting personalities, despite their own horrors and their own traumatic backgrounds. Maybe that was one of the reasons why Feyre ended up feeling at home with them so quickly, they had all faced demons and had all been in a position similar to Feyre’s at one point in their lives. They were all haunted in some way. Yet they found home and comfort within the wonderful city of starlight, Velaris, with the inner circle being the closest thing many of them had to a family.

The book was paced wonderfully, it was packed with action and emotion and raw feelings which left me simply not wanting to put the book down. I loved the development between Feyre and Rhysand, many of us glad he’d saved her from what Tamlin had become. What he’d done by trapping her, after she’d spent so long trapped under the mountain, under Amarantha’s control was unforgivable. Yet part of me understands why he did it, part of me feels sorry for him. He too was having a hard time forgetting and moving on… but instead of really talking it out Feyre, he tried to hide her from the evil still lurking. The one thing she didn’t want. She wanted to fight back, wanted to help… but he simply wanted to protect. He just didn’t do it in the right way.

Another set of characters that bring a lot of life to this book is Feyre’s sisters, Elain and Nesta. Amazing additions to this book and with such contrasting aura’s that it was sometimes hard to believe they really were sisters. I couldn’t believe that towards the end of the book they became the one thing they were both trying to stay far away from, immortals.

This book ended so painfully that I just wanted to read more straight away. I want to know what happens. I want to know how Elain and Nesta will cope with what they’ve become. I want to find out how Feyre manages to cope under Tamlin once again, with him believing the bond Feyre and Rhysand and the mates they’d become (which I won’t talk about because I literally won’t be able to stop myself then! The rated scenes were heavenly!) had been broken. How Rhysands inner circle will cope knowing their new High Lady of the Night Court is a spy in her previous ‘home’.

It’ll also be interesting to see where the relationship between Lucien and Elain will head, if anywhere at all. Now that Lucien is aware that Feyre’s sister is his mate. And what of the mortal queens, the evil beings who simply want power and immortality. I can see that the next book will definitely be a flurry of emotions and action… of a fight for power and dominance. A fight for what they love and cherish and the people they would happily give their lives for.

And to tell you the truth. I can’t wait!

Would I suggest this book to other bookworms? Yes! No doubt about it.
Will I be reading the other books in the series? Yes!!!
Am I completely in love with this book? *Drowns in a puddle of feels*

[I rate this book 100/5 stars]


4 thoughts on “[Review] ‘A Court of Mist and Fury’ by Sarah J. Maas

    • mediashadowreads says:

      I personally found ACOTAR amazing so when I started seeing people saying that ACOMAF was 100x better I was a little skeptical. They weren’t wrong however, ACOMAF was incredible, Rhysand was brought out in a total new light and Feyre’s character development in the book was superb! So whilst I personally would still rate ACOTAR a 5* book I think ACOMAF definitely out did it… hence the slightly mad 100* rating! hahaha.. I was just too in love with this book and still am for that matter!! It’s an amazing series, ACOTAR was a wonderful starting point and ACOMAF simply built further onto that! When you get round to reading it I hope you enjoy it~!

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