After reading and loving 'A Court of Thorns and Roses' in January, 'A Court of Mist and Fury' was probably my most anticipated read of 2016. Lucky for me, I received the book from Bloomsbury a few days before the release in exchange for an honest review. It is quite a chunky book, so it took me three days to read, but I just finished it about an hour ago and can't want to type out my thoughts.
"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." -Goodreads
Feyre; I loved Feyre from the beginning of ACOTAR. She has such strength; not just physically but mentally too, and this is probably one of her main characteristics. She's strong, she has a good sense of humour, and she will do whatever she has to to get what she wants. However, Feyre is broken, and this is definitely noticeable in ACOMAF. She goes through so many highs and lows that at times it is hard to keep track. As much as I loved Feyre in ACOTAR, I found myself not liking her as much in the second book - and to be honest she started to remind me a lot of Celeana Sardothian (who I am not a big fan of). At times I just wanted to scream at her, "make up you're mind! What do you want?" because one minute she loves Tamlin and hates Rhys, and the next she hates Tamlin and loved Rhys. This was just really confusing for me and caused a mixed range of emotions during and after reading the book.
Rhys; Even in ACOTAR I loved Rhys. I know he was meant to be seen as the 'bad guy', I just found him really charismatic and entertaining to read about. I enjoyed finding out even more about Rhys in this book because the story revolves around him and he is present in most of it. I felt a lot of emotion towards him as he opens himself up, and the readers discover exactly what he has been through in his life. Overall, I really enjoyed Maas' use of characterisation with Rhys, however Tamlin will always be my favourite.
Tamlin; I know he is hardly in the book, I just wanted to talk about him because I love him so much and was disappointed to be waiting for the release of this book for so long, to discover that he is barely in it. If I was Feyre, I would want Tamlin to protect me, and that is all that he was doing. He wasn't holding her captive or making her a prisoner; he was just protecting her!!!!!! Anyway... now that I got that out of my system. I was confused with Tamlin's character in the end. It was almost as if Maas and Feyre changed their view on him, which caused him to be written about and viewed in a different light. He was made to be seen as one of the bad guys, but I don't really understand why.
STORY LINE/ PLOT:
I really loved the story line of this book, even though it wasn't as good as ACOTAR. I believe that it is based on a retelling of Hades and Peresphone (I have never heard about it before), but I really enjoyed it. There were so many plot twists throughout that constantly kept me on my toes and forced me to turn the pages. The amazing story line and events that occurred definitely made up for the fact than Tamlin is hardly seen.
There were also a lot of steamy and saucy scenes throughout the book which added a lot of maturity to the overall book. Maas did a good job at keeping it at a suitable level, yet still providing the saucy details.
But like I said before, Maas just knows how to write an amazing book, with an entertaining and plot driven story line to keep readers interested the whole way. Even though the book was over 600 pages long, it didn't drag out. It obviously wasn't fast paced (fantasy books hardly ever are), but I definitely think that she added the perfect amount of detail and description.
I did not expect that ending at all! So many bombshells were dropped, and plot twists occurred. I don't want to spoil anything, but I can tell you that the ending was really well written and definitely wrapped up the events that occurred. It also left the story open for the third and final book to the trilogy which I cannot wait for. I can tell already that it is going to be amazing!!
Overall, I decided to give this 5 stars. Like I said, I loved the story line, the writing style, and the ending. The only problem I had was the lack of Tamlin, but that's just my personal opinion due to the fact that I love him so much. I highly recommend picking up A Court of Mist and Fury if you read ACOTAR. And if you haven't read ACOTAR, then I highly recommend that you do because it is one of my favourite books every!!!
I'll have a review up on my YouTube channel on Friday 13th of May so keep your eyes open for that!
Comment below if you read it and let me know your thoughts :)
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