Today I am OFFICIALLY concluding my reviews of the ACOTAR series with A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas. I am so so happy with this series and can’t wait for you all to read my review! Be sure to send me your thoughts in the comments as well!
Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit – and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well.
As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords – and hunt for allies in unexpected places.
Okay. I love Sarah J Maas, I love this series and I am so happy with this book, all 698 pages of it. The book picks up with Feyre in the Spring Court, living the lie of being pretty and meek and in love with Tamlin. As she does this, she is slowly turning the Spring Court against their High Lord. All the while, she is still communicating with our favorite High Lord via their psychic mate connection.
Eventually, she gets back to Rhysand and all her friends in Velaris and they put their attention towards the real threat, Hybern, and his army. Her sisters are still adjusting to becoming Fae, Nesta is bitter and angry, and Elain has closed herself off. Sidenote: Totally shipping Cassian and Nesta.
Feysand rallies the High Lords together along with some super badass ancient creatures and goes up against Hybern. In the end, (spoiler) Elain is the one to end the Mad King’s life. Rhysand sacrifices his life to restore life to the cauldron but is brought back in the same way they High Lords resurrected Feyre in book one.
After two books, you think the characters in this series would be pretty well established by now, maybe even predictable, but Sarah J Maas is a freaking genius and got even deeper. I feel as though I really understand each character now and what drives them. Especially Amren who we didn’t really know a lot about before this book, I now understand her motivations and general demeanor in a way I couldn’t before.
If you look at Feyre in the first book versus now, there is a real change. I have loved her character arc and can’t wait to see how she develops in future spin-off series.
This is a series I could read 10 times in a row and still find new things to talk about and that is what makes it so amazing and special. I just would like to leave you with this quote:
“Remember that you are a wolf. And you cannot be caged.”
I give this book
I hope you all enjoyed this review! Check out my other ACOTAR series reviews below!
XOX Shelby Grace
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