Okay, so tell me people who read this book long before me.
HOW COULD YOU WAIT FOR A WHOLE YEAR FOR ACOWAR?
And I’m really sorry, but I’m unable to keep the spoilers away from this review, so if you haven’t read the book yet, open this post at your own risk.
A Court of Mist and Fury
by Sarah J. Maas
Synopsis: 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. (cr.: Goodreads)
I’m not sure if by today Sarah J. Maas even need an introduction. She’s basically goddess of epic fantasy series with lots of incredible things going on, and she’s an example of how to write a perfect boyfriend character for every single fangirl to drool. Hahaha
A Court of Mist and Fury is the second book in A Court of Thorns and Roses Saga, and here the plot goes way beyond a simple romance fantasy, becoming something huge, and promising, and heartbreaking, all at the same time. Basically, it’s a textbook on how to make reader ride the wildest rollercoaster of emotions the craziest way ever.
OK people. Tell me HOW THE HELL YOU MANAGED TO WAIT FOR A WHOLE YEAR FOR ACOWAR? Because I just finished ACOMAF two days ago, and I’m already dying from waiting only two (!!) weeks until ACOWAR release!
Back to the book.
I have to say, this is one of the best examples of how you do a sequel to a book, the other being Catching Fire from The Hunger Games trilogy. I’ve never been so hardly attached to a story as I was with ACOMAF. If the first book was only a warm-up, then the second one is a huge preparation for big events that will take place in book three. And while we’re preparing, our characters are going through many things.
Yes, ACOMAF didn’t contain much action, but that doesn’t mean this book won’t get you riding a rollercoaster of different emotions. Starting from pitying both Feyre and Tamlin (come on, at some point you have to understand his struggles as well. I’m not asking you to agree with his actions, but only to understand reasons behind them!), then disliking Tamlin, and disappointment in Lucien who knew that Feyre was broken and didn’t do anything to at least try to help her. We pretty much can feel the despair in Feyre upon upcoming wedding, and we also plead someone to rescue her soul, and then boom! – our favorite half-Illyrian appears, and he takes both Feyre and our emotions to another rollercoaster! Flirt, friendship, more flirt, even deeper frienship – let’s not forget to spice it up with an ocean of sassiness ❤ – and then we find out the truth that is both shocking and relieving! Yaaaaaay, we all can do a happy dance while throwing confetti at Feyre and Rhysand as they accept each other for who they are! Let’s appreciate how Rhys treat Feyre, it’s so wonderful and amazing, and basically Rhys can have another tattoo that says, “Perfect male”.
I love Rhys’ Inner Circle. Throughout the whole book I really could feel that they’re not only the closest friends to each other, but indeed, a family. And I think that exactly their ability to accept each other for who they and how they treat each other as equals made this family bond so strong. Otherwise it would never work. And I love how much dedication they have for each other, ready to fight alongside each other, and at the same time protect each other at all costs. The Inner Circle is basically #SquadGoals. I can’t wait to read how they all support both Rhys beside them, and Feyre far away at the Spring Court, and help them make their common dream come true.
Can I also say that I completely fell in love with Velaris city? I mean, who DIDN’T? Velaris is the Utopia that Rhys, his Inner Circle, and now Feyre are trying to protect, cherishing every single corner of this wonderful city. And oh gosh, how heartbreaking it was when Hybern’s puppets attached this beautiful place! I was reading and hoping, hoping so hard that the Inner Circle will make it through, will assasinate them all hunters that dared to lay their bloody hands on this little paradise. My heart ached at every single mention of innocent people dead because of these monsters, and how happy I was when Velaris didn’t fall apart! ❤❤❤
I absolutely loved the character development of almost every single character, including Feyre’s sisters. How they actually always believed in Feyre, despite their rather difficult relationships. And how they also believed in peace. And I don’t even know how to feel about them being Made into Fae, and then suddenly Lucien realising that Elain is his mate. Nope, dear boy, unless you realise that your High Lord is a foolish dumb, you ain’t laying a finger on Elain!
It was so heartbreaking to read the finale of ACOMAF, starting with the very moment Feyre and the Inner Circle enter the Hybern castle. I knew, I knew that it wouldn’t go well, but I never thought of them already being prepared for this kind of trap! And how good their plan worked! I just really hope that it will go smoothly in ACOWAR, despite the rules of the genre! And I already saw some spoilers, looks like we’ll be having multiple POVs, which is already making me feel heartbroken, because I’m gonna face all those pain from Rhys and Feyre trying to fight for their Court of Dreams while being so far away from each other! GOSH DO I NEED TO TELL YOU HOW MUCH I LOVE HAVING ANGST IN WHATEVER OTP I SHIP? IDK WHY but I can’t help but (seriously, it sounds so mercilessly rude) love knowing that they’re suffering, crying desperate for each other’s presense right beside them. Don’t let that bond break, Mrs. Maas, PLEASE!
I’m still having all those feels after finishing ACOMAF, and I can’t put myself together to get ready for ACOWAR. Why you make us WAIT. I can’t talk anymore.
Are you anticipating A Court of Wings and Ruin? I can’t even think straight, but even from the title, it seems like the rollercoaster of emotions will be even crazier than in previous two books! I seriously can’t wait until May 2nd anymore!
I’ll see you soon in tears and ruin,