Young Adult Genre– 626 pages
Published in 2016 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens
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.
Warning: This book has mature content.
OH MY GOODNESS! OH MY GOODNESS! OH MY GOODNESS!
This book. I can’t even describe how amazing it was. I loved reading the first book, A Court of Thorns and Roses (review can be found here: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas), but this was 100 times more… I don’t even have a word for it. It was just more everything.
Not only has Feyre physically and magically changed by becoming fae, but she has changed as a person. She starts to realize maybe everything she wanted before, as a human, isn’t what she wants now. It’s hard for her to come to terms with those feelings, but eventually she accepts it. I really felt for her, because I know dealing with guilt and betrayal is heartbreaking.
I mentioned in my review for the first book that my two favorite characters were Lucien and Rhys. Reading this book decided it for me. Rhys is the total package and I’m a total sucker for hot males who have been emotionally damaged. I can’t help it. I just wanted to crawl into the book and hold him. Is that crazy? Maybe, but I don’t care. I admit; I am in love with Rhys. There, I said it.
Reading A Court of Mist and Fury was a bit different than reading ACoTaR, mainly because we get to see more of Prythian. I also feel like there was more going on. More than just Feyre being in the Spring Court. There’s definitely more action as well, which was pretty cool.
We also get to meet new characters. I have to be honest, I enjoyed this group of characters over those we meet in the first book. I absolutely loved Cassian. He’s kind of like Lucien, but has a wider sense of humor. Morrigan was also a great addition. It was nice to see another strong female character added to the series.
Overall, this book was amazing. I truly have no complaints, except for the fact that Tamlin is scum. I suppose that’s a spoiler in a way; sorry. But anyway, if you haven’t read the first book, do it. I personally don’t think it’s as good as this one, but you definitely need to start with book one.