I wasn’t sure how I was going to write a review about this book because I loved it so much, but here it is.
“To the people who look at the stars and wish, Rhys.”
“To the stars who listen– and the dreams that are answered.”
A court of mist and fury (a court of thorns and roses #2) by Sarah J. Maas
Publication date: 5/3/2016
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance
Rating: 5/5 Stars
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.
This book. THIS BOOK. It destroyed me in all of the best ways. I wanted to hurry and finish it so that I could know what happens but I didn’t want to finish it because I wanted to experience it forever. Sarah J. Maas never disappoints me with her books. She creates characters you adore and can’t wait to read about. She imagines worlds that make you want to live in them. She is seriously one of the most incredible authors I’ve read. Plus, her sexy scenes that you get glimpses of in her other books? Well, the sexy scenes in ACOMAF are explosive.
A Court of Mist and Fury picks up three months after the events of A Court of Thorns and Roses with Feyre and Tamlin back in the Spring Court and her bargain to Rhysand looming over their heads.
As Rhysand calls in his end of the deal, Feyre is wisked away to the infamous Night Court, but like Under the Mountain, Feyre sees a side of Rhysand that most don’t get to see. The feared High Lord of the Night Court is more than meets the eye, and you see how his relationship with Feyre develops through the book. You meet new characters from all over Pyrithan but the core group comes from Rhysand’s Night Court.
Rhys’ Inner Circle is a colorful cast of characters that each have their role to play, but to show how they worked together was so lovely to read. I loved the dynamic between the new characters; Cassian’s brawn and humor, Mor’s kindness and open demeanor, Amren’s power and sassiness, and Azriel’s mystery and protectiveness. As much as I loved the new characters, my favorite part was definitely getting to know Rhys.
We finally get to know the mystery that is Rhysand and oh my god it is an adventure. I love Rhys. I love, love, love him. I love the character he is, what he does, how he does it. There isn’t a thing about him that I don’t love. His dynamic with Feyre is incredible to watch. How he handles Feyre as she struggles to get beyond the events Under the Mountian. He becomes the friend she needs. And when him and Feyre are together you see the fiery nature of Feyre once again reappear from the darkness she is struggling through.
I don’t have enough good things to say about A Court of Mist and Fury. It was so perfectly done. I 100% recommend it to anyone and everyone (who can handle the sexiness of course, ha!).
SPOILERS BELOW! DO NOT PASS GO, DO NOT COLLECT $200 IF YOU HAVEN’T READ OR FINISHED ACOMAF!
Now, for all my lovelies who have read ACOMAF .
I can’t deny that I was really worried at first about the whole Tamlin/Feyre/Rhysand love triangle that felt impending. I was having Heir of Fire flashbacks all over again. However, I was so pleased with how she handled things. I think I always knew that Feyre and Rhysand were mates, especially after the moment outside of the mountain when Rhys saw Feyre’s face then ran. I loved Tam in ACOTAR and I didn’t want to see them, after all they went through, not be together. Until I read ACOMAF.
Feyre struggling at the Spring Court while Tamlin locks her away, figuratively and eventually literally, broke my heart. I felt it from the beginning that Feyre and Tamlin weren’t connecting the way they used to and it was tough to read because I loved them and shouldn’t they deserve happiness? Now, when Rhysand enters the picture again I was excited, if not a little scared because I was still hoping for Tamlin and Feyre. But Rhys proved, again, that he was not out to torture Feyre, but rather give her some peace. And when she returned home she was treated like a returning warrior by Tamlin, not like your returning fiancé. When he locked her in the house? Oh, no. My heart broke for both of them because I knew for sure that it was over then.
Rhysand saves the day. And I absolutely love and adore him. How he treats Feyre, how he pushes her to be the best she can be is exactly what she needs. Not a warden in a rose covered manor. I found myself getting frustrated at Feyre for not just attacking Rhysand after time and time again he proved just how incredible he is. And the mating bond speech? I cried. It was so perfect.
I was worried about a love triangle, and while there was a shift in the love interest, Maas did it perfectly. Feyre never denied her love for Tamlin, but realized that they weren’t what each other needed them to be anymore. That, yes, Tamlin loved her, but there is such a thing as an unhealthy love. She struggled with her feelings for Rhysand because of Tamlin, even though it didn’t matter because they are mates *yaaaaas* and I loved that Maas portrayed the struggle.
As for the Inner Circle? I LOVE THEM ALL. They help Feyre grow into a badass while respecting her. They’re incredible, they’re a family. I loved their dynamic. They’re part of a family that protects their loved ones at all costs. Plus, I’m not so secretly shipping Mor and Azriel and Cassian and Nesta. Like that UST? FIRE.
A Court of Mist and Fury is by far one of my favorite books ever. I was blown away by it, and considering I love anything Maas that says a lot. I can’t believe I have to wait a whole entire year to get my hands on the third book.
To hold me over here are three of my favorite quotes from the book (I have a lot!):
“I wonder if, even in my despair and hopelessness, I was never truly alone. I wonder if I was looking for this place—looking for you all.”
“We were a song that had been sung from the very first ember of light in the world.”
“The Court of Dreams. The people who knew that there was a price, and one worth paying, for that dream. The bastard- born warriors, the Illyrian half breed, the monster trapped in a beautiful body, the dreamer born into a court of nightmares…And the huntress with an artist’s soul.”
What did you think? What were your favorite moments? If you comment below with spoilers please put a warning! But I’d love to hear your thoughts!