Book 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.
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.
DO NOT READ THIS REVIEW IF YOU HAVE NOT READ A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES AS IT WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS FOR THE FIRST BOOK.
Okay, now that is out of the way… holy freaking Jesus. I absolutely loved this book the first time I read it and the second time around it was even more amazing. The shocks and twists in this story are still able to make you gasp even when you know what is coming.
Amarantha is dead and the High Lords are now free to go home and rebuild their courts.
Feyre is now high fae thanks to the gifted power from all seven high lords after she saved them all and died in the process under the mountain.
It would be great if she could go home and live happily ever after with Tamlin, right? Wrong!
Feyre did things under the mountain that changed her very soul. She isn’t the same person anymore and neither is Tamlin.
Feyre is broken, terrified of small confined spaces and having nightmares every night of the horrors she herself committed as well as endured in the name of love.
Tamlin is broken too. Fiercely protective and because of that he is everything that Feyre really doesn’t need.
And then there’s the bargain she made with Rhysand to consider, the High Lord of the Night Court who swoops in to take her away on the day of her wedding when she begs someone, anyone to help her.
From that point on this story is just unputdownable. The way the book slowly introduces you to Rhysand and his family is amazing. It is done in such a way that you fully understood who he is and why he has done everything that he has done.
The book also introduces some incredible new characters that you cannot help but fall in love with from the off. Amren, Mor, Cassian and Azriel become like family not only to Feyre but to you, the reader as well!
Never in my life have I been swung from loving to hating a character in such an incredible way as I was with this book.
My feelings for Tamlin are so different in this second instalment than they were in the first.
This book allows you to see Feyre try to recover from all she has endured and to embrace the person, the fae that she has now become.
And then there is Hyburn… the evil fae king who has been biding his time, building his forces and power for 500 years in order to declare war.
War on the humans and the fae who took lands away with him during the treaty for peace between the two peoples.
Hyburn is awful! He is powerful, evil and you have no idea what he will do to win.
The shock right at the end of the book will leave you absolutely reeling and desperate for more!
I don’t have a single bad thing to say about this book.
It is full of detail and amazing world building. Relationships are built and broken in such a way that it doesn’t feel rushed and it gives you time to understand and appreciate everything that is happening.
You will want, no NEED to dive right into the next book upon finishing this one.