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

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #2
Published by Bloomsbury Children’s on May 3, 2016
Genres: Fantasy, New Adult, Romance, Fairies, Fae
Pages: 640 : Hardback edition
Source: Purchased from Amazon
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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.

 

First Thoughts


WHERE THE FRICK FRACK DIDDLY WACK IS THE LAST BOOK IN THIS SERIES? *looks up release date* 2017!? NO. NOW.

Okay Paige, deep breaths, calm down. LOL, let’s face it, when am I ever calm? Never. So let’s talk about ACOMAF. The book everyone told me I should read, and the one that is going to be half of the central focus for my senior thesis this year (!!!! Let the nerves start now).

Sweat-drooling

Sequel Syndrome


It’s so easy (and extremely difficult) to compare ACOMAF to ACOTAR. I liked them both equally for very different reasons. ACOTAR was so easy to fly through since there was a lot going on at once and the world was completely new and I was obviously blinded and in love with Tamlin until Rhysand came along. And I, for some reason, thought that the ending of ACOTAR was much more exciting. It didn’t feel as rushed as ACOMAF did and there was a lot more build up.

That being said, I did love the ending of ACOMAF (EVEN THOUGH IT DESTROYED MY SOUL). I mean it clearly made me want to rip off my own arm for the next novel so that’s always a good sign. I just think that the middle chunk of the book slogged way too much for me and that was what caused me to not love it quite as much as ACOTAR. I mean don’t get me wrong, I love me some angst, but maybe not quite that much?

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This is Rhys. And if you don’t think so, I will fight you. (ง •̀_•́)ง

Feyre’s Development


Oh, Feyre. You beautiful damaged girl. As my senior thesis is analyzing this series through a feminist/gender and women’s studies lens, I couldn’t help but see how much Feyre has changed and truly grown into her own person. She deserves a piece of cake and a hug or something. Give that girl a break.

And Rhys is with her nearly every step of the way to really bring out the best in her which is just UGH. SO GOOD. OKAY. SO GOOD (have I mentioned I’m writing this slightly tipsy? My feels were too much and I had to down a beer). And speaking of Rhys…

Rhysand and that Wingspan


Does that rhyme? It does in my head. All I can say about Rhys is perfectly summed up with this gif:

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(And Cassian and Azriel too. I have a thing for Maas’ supporting characters in this series. I still love Lucien, please don’t come after me with pitchforks)

Concluding Thoughts


As per usual, I don’t want to blab on forever in this review since I’ll have 40 pages worth of that in my thesis, but ACOMAF was incredible and in some ways better than ACOTAR, but in other ways just as perfectly awesome on its own. Does it live up to the hype? Yes. And I don’t say that lightly since most of you know I have a hype phobia.

Also, I still am on Team Lucien. I love that guy. Fight me.

What do you think of this series? Are you ready for the third book? How #rekt did that ending leave you?

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3 Comment

  1. I’ve already ranted and raved with you, haha, but even 10 hours later, and I’m still hurting and hungover from this book. I’m trying to write my review.. and its going to be a novel. Honestly, I think ACOMAF may be my favorite Maas novel.

  2. THAT ENDING THOUGH. I am so glad you enjoyed this and felt it lives up to the hype. Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous review! <3

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