Review: A Court of Mist and Fury – Sarah J. Maas

Review: A Court of Mist and Fury – Sarah J. MaasA Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #2
Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens
on May 3rd 2016
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Amazon, Goodreads

The stunning sequel to Sarah J. Maas' New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses.

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.

With more than a million copies sold of her beloved Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. Maas's masterful storytelling brings this second book in her seductive and action-packed series to new heights.

I can tell you right now that this will not be your typical book review. A Court of Mist and Fury had to defy typical book reviewing because a) I refuse to give anything away and b) it is too awesome to be typical (or for me to give anything away). To be honest this book is probably my favorite book by Sarah J. Maas to date and that is saying a lot considering how much I loved both A Court of Thorns and Roses and Crown of Midnight. And the thing is, I was worried. I was worried about the page count (it is a HUGE book); I was worried about the direction of the story; I was worried that I wouldn’t love it as much as I loved ACOTAR. But Sarah did not let me down. She wrote a flawless book that I didn’t want to end, that I didn’t want to let go of, that I didn’t want to finish.

The thing about A Court of Mist and Fury is that it is more than a relationship book or a love story. It is more than a fantasy tale of war and fairies and magic and power. It’s a story about surviving after trauma; of seeing the light after feeling the dark and grabbing on to that light. It’s about facing your demons and coming out in the other side by being more, being better. It’s about loving and living and everything in between. And that is what made this book so powerful and important for me and made me love it. Is there a love story? Sure there is, and it is amazing and important and perfect. But there was so much more to the story. There were friendships and family and learning that sometimes you can just create your own family by meeting the right people.

What I loved about this story was how organic it all seemed to flow. Everything from ACOTAR worked into this book in a way you would never see coming. The tiniest of details in ACOTAR that we never would have had a second thought about all make perfect sense when woven into ACOMAF. Things are never what they seem and sometimes you have to look under the surface for answers and Mist and Fury does that and more. Learning more about these characters and who they are and what the stand for was an honor and a pleasure and I want to know more.

I have no idea what Sarah has in store for the last book of this series. We have never read a final book by her so who knows what it will do to all of us when we do. I do know that I was dead after reading A Court of Mist and Fury. I was crushed by the emotional journey and by everything that went down in the final pages. This book is going to stay with me for a long long time and I have to say…I’m not sorry about this one bit. If you haven’t read this series I implore you to do so and come and take the rest of the journey with me.

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And for fun I took this idea from Brittany (The Book Addict’s Guide). Thought I would show you what I went through reading:

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Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses – Sarah J. Maas

Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses – Sarah J. MaasA Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
Published by Bloomsbury USA
on May 5th 2015
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher
Amazon, Goodreads

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin-one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she's been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow over the faerie lands is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin-and his world-forever.

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review

In your reading life you will come across good books, bad books, just okay books, and amazing books. A Court of Thorns and Roses (ACOTAR) isn’t any of those. ACOTAR is in a class of its own. It is in a class that leaves you speechless and in love. It 100% took my words because really how do you describe the perfect book? You don’t. But I will try.

A Court of Thorns and Roses is the story of Feyre, a normal girl living in a world that is split between human and Fae thanks to a 500 year old war. Feyre is the sole provider for her father and two sisters. One night, while hunting in the woods for food, she comes across a wolf and makes the decision to kill him, a decision that completely alters the course of her life. Soon Feyre is faced with the fate of her decisions; she must give her life for the life she took. She must go to the Fae world with Tamlin a Fae Lord and spend the rest of her days at his manner. As Feyre begins to grow close Tam and learn about his world and the evil that is brewing over it she must decide whether find a way to help him or lose him and his world forever.

Like I said, I don’t have the words to describe this perfect book. There was just so much I loved about it. I love the setting and the characters and the fairytale elements and the myth elements. I loved the why the plot unfolded and the pacing of it. I love the writing and the storytelling element. Sarah really created an amazing world with amazing people. Feyre, Tamlin, Lucien and Rhys all bring something different to the table and each play an important part in Feyre’s story. The way these characters are interwoven into each other’s lives will leave you hooked and wanting more.

And can we talk about the sexiness??? Wowza! I mean, I blushed in some parts. It was very feral and animalistic, but also tastefully done. It wasn’t added in the story as sex for sex sake like some stories do. It served a purpose and pretty fan worthy. I won’t say more about that, but just be prepared incase reading in public.

All I can say is ACOTAR is a magical reading experience. As a girl that loved Maas’ first fantasy series Throne of Glass, I loved ACOTAR even more. It hit me in all the right places. It left me breathless and awestruck and yearning for more. It broke my heart and made me laugh and smile and crushed me when it ended because it was over. Simply put…this review was almost written with emoji’s. Need I say more! Oh, okay…READ IT!

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