Hello Wonderful Humans!
Today I am reviewing the second book in the Court of Thorns and Roses Series, A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas. ACOMAF picks up almost right when the last book left off, with Feyre now a fae and living in the Spring Court with Tamlin. After the events under the mountain, Feyre is plagued with nightmares and guilt of what she has to do to survive and save her love Tamlin. There is also the matter of the deal she made to survive with Rhysand, the High Lord of the Night Court. In exchange for her life, Feyre will spend one week a month with Rhysand for eternity.
As you know from my review of A Court of Thorns and Roses, I really love that book, but this one blew it out of the water. Everything I thought I knew from ACOTAR was completely changed after reading this. We were introduced to a lot of new characters and places in this book. Some people don’t like this but everything that was added made me love it more.
The following section will have spoilers so YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED
There were a lot of switcheroos and changes made to the couples and relationships in this book. I was a hard shipper of Tamlin and Feyre but their relationship was obviously falling apart by the second chapter. Honestly, they could have solved all their problems if they had just FREAKING TALKED TO EACH OTHER. Alas, Feyre and Tamlin are stubborn as fuck.
Because they didn’t talk, Feyre ran away from her wedding and landed in the arms of Rhysand.
I LOVE RHYSAND. I didn’t have the highest opinion of him in my last review, but in my defense, he was a dick.
We are also introduced to the Court of Dreams, Velaris, a hidden Utopia that Rhysand had protected from Amarantha during her tyrannical reign. This city housesRhysand’s court and best friends Mor, Amren, Cassian (love), and Azriel (love even more). Suddenly I didn’t see Rhysand as a bad guy, just as a protector of the people he loves.
About halfway through the book, we also learn that Rhysand and Feyre are mates! Apparently, Rhys (we’re calling him Rhys now), had known for a while now but wanted Feyre to choose him. How cute is that!
The ending of the book is the real shocker though. Tamlin, desperate to get Feyre back, sides with the big bad, the King of Hybern. Yes, this was a bad decision on his part, but Feyre should have given him more of an explanation of why she left, I mean they were freaking engaged.
Anywho, things get even worse when the King brings out Feyre’s sisters, Nesta and Elain, and sacrifices them to the cauldron, making them into fae. The last scene of the book shows Feyre agreeing to go with Tamlin as long as her friends are not hurt.
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Overall this book was beautifully written and I enjoyed every second (if you can’t tell from my overexcited rant above). Sarah J Maas once again has exceeded my expectations! I am super excited for the next installment of the series!
I give this book:
See you all next time!
XOXO Shelby Grace