Review: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
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. (taken from Goodreads)
Genre: NA/YA fantasy
POV: First person
Read this if you like: Strong heroines, Romance, just plain amazing books
Would I recommend to a friend? OH MY GOSH YESSSSSSS!!!!
THIS BOOK. It was nothing short of spectacular. Phenomenal. Incredible. Can you tell how dearly I loved this book? It has pretty much instantly become a new favorite. It was a trillion times better than ACOTAR which I enjoyed, but if I’m being honest I was probably a little generous with the rating. I really did like it but I wasn’t a huge fan of Tamlin. I liked him well enough but I just didn’t find his character to be all that intriguing…like I found a certain someone *cough* Rhysand *cough.* I also felt it had a bit of a pacing and instalove issue but all that aside, I did enjoy it. However, there are NONE of these issues in ACOMAF. From start to finish it was just the perfect little specimen of a book. That being said, if you were so-so about ACOTAR and weren’t sure about picking up this book…DO IT! You won’t regret it!
I feel like this review is on the verge of becoming a list of synonyms for amazing, haha! Anyways, the plot for ACOMAF was so, so good. The story literally begins on page one and holds you in its little bookish grasp until you reach the last page. There were none of the pacing issues that I felt were in ACOTAR which was a huge plus. There were also some crazy twists in there and a whole lot of information. And that ending! Holy crap that ending. That’s all I can say.
SO GOOD! I loved Feyre in the first but I really felt like we saw a great amount of depth in her character in this book. We literally watch as she puts herself back together after falling apart as a result of being stuck in Amaratha’s clutches. It really offers us the chance to further connect to her and also further proves what a strong female she really is. Then there’s Rhysand. We see a whole lot more of his character in this book and get to know him on a whole new level. If you had questions about Rhysand after the last book I can assure you they will probably be answered in this one. I’m not complaining! A trillion percent team Rhysand over here! I also adored the new cast of secondary characters that we were introduced to, especially Mor.
Hello romance. This book pretty much had me melting into a puddle by the end and I loved every second. I literally don’t even know what else to say. The vague feeling of instalove I had a problem with in ACOTAR was no more and thank goodness!
My Thoughts in a Nutshell…
ACOMAF is an amazing book that has instantly become one of my new favorites. It was absolutely incredible from start to finish. I was laughing, crying and pretty much everything in between. If you’ve read ACOTAR, even if you were on the fence about it, pick this book up because it is 849237491 better and you won’t regret it!
“When you spend so long trapped in darkness, Lucien, you find that the darkness begins to stare back.”
“No one was my master— but I might be master of everything, if I wished. If I dared.”
“And I wondered if love was too weak a word for what he felt, what he’d done for me. For what I felt for him.”
Let’s chat about…
I love watching her really grow into herself in the book and hone her powers. She is seriously all sorts of awesome! I think my favorite part of her character is her bravery. She doesn’t hesitate to do whatever it takes to protect those she loves. Powers or no.
Rhysand and Feyre
OH MY GOSH I ship them so hard! I love their relationship so much! I remember in the first book when I was trying to warm up to the idea with her being with Tamlin as the end game and honestly it was pretty hard for me to do and now I see why. Rhysand and Feyre are the end game!! And I love it! I remember when Rhysand was introduced. There was just something about his character, even though we really didn’t know him too much, that just had me wishing that he was in place of Tamlin. Even in the relatively short time we saw Rhys compared to Tamlin in ACOTAR, I felt his character had so much more depth and complexity then Tamlin. Basically Feyre and Rhys’s relationship was everything I was lacking in her relationship with Tamlin. It was slow simmering and there was an undeniable depth to it. I really don’t know how you couldn’t love them together by the end of the book.
Also their bond?! Hello romance. When Rhys was telling Feyre his story about how he came to realize that Feyre is his mate I was entranced. UGH I JUST LOVE RHYSAND SO MUCH! Most of all I love that he doesn’t try to stifle Feyre but instead lets her grow and be the person she wants to be. Also HL of the Night Court. Um yes! I just love that he truly sees her as his equal, so much so that he breaks tradition and precedence and gives her the title. ALL THE FEELS!
UGH that little SOB. As I mentioned before, looking back I just didn’t feel like Tamlin’s character or his romance with Feyre was super strong and again I see why. Tamlin’s not the knight in shining armor that we thought he was. In hindsight I can see the signs were there, especially when he didn’t attempt to rescue Feyre Under the Mountain, but still his true colors were pretty shocking! Especially the dumbo bargain he made with the King. Like really Tamlin?! You’re how old and you still don’t know a dumb decision when you see one?! I really cannot wait for Feyre to take his court down! I can’t believe I’m saying that after last book, haha but I mean it! “And so Tamlin unwittingly led the High Lady of the Night Court into the heart of his territory.” CHILLS!
I loved her so much! It was good to see Feyre bond with another female and I’m excited to watch their relationship grow.
Cassian, Az, and Amren
Because I couldn’t not mention them! I loved them too! I really felt like all of the characters were amped up like 700 notches in this book and I’m not complaining. I feel like Feyre definitely found the family she always wanted in the Night Court.
Nesta and Elain
Um whoa. Did not see that coming!? And the whole thing with Lucien? Yeah I definitely feel like that is going to be integral in helping Feyre and Rhysand. Also who else thinks there’s some sort of mating bond brewing between Nesta and Cassian?
I loved the chapter from Rhys’s perspective at the end! It was awesome seeing into his head. I’m hoping this means that we will get more dual perspective in the next book? Definitely wouldn’t mind!
One last thing….
How is the next book so far away!!??