TITLE: A Court of Mist and Fury
AUTHOR: Sarah J. Maas
SERIES: A Court of Thorns and Roses #2
GENRES: Fantasy, New Adult
PUBLISHED: May 3rd 2016
PUBLISHER: Bloomsbury USA Children
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 the 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 torn apart.
WHAT I THINK
“But then she snapped your neck.”
Tears rolled down his face.
“And I felt you die,” he whispered.
Tears were sliding down my own cheeks.”
A Court of Mist and Fury was far better than the first book! I went from crying to being happy and then for angry. I could say I went through the whole scale of emotions while reading. This kept me up at night because I just couldn’t but it down. But sadly there still were couple things that frustrated me and annoyed me which will keep this as a 4 star book for me.
I want to say I still like Tamlin. He did a bad thing and I kind of hate him for it but I like to think he had his own reasons for that. That he just didn’t know what to do, didn’t think correctly. Lucien is still almost my favorite but there were other characters that slightly moved past him.
Last time I kind of hated Rhysand but seeing a total different side of him, I love him! His gentle but he can also be vicious and awful when needed. And he made me cry like a little baby. I wanted to crawl into that book and hug him. Also the inner circle of Rhys’s, I adore them! All of them unique in their own way.
I liked the world building. Velaris was introduced well and I can definitely see it with my minds eye. Also all the other places visited in this book were shown nicely. I could feel the horrific Court of Nightmares and the Illyrian camps.
The storyline moved with nice pace, most of the time. There were times when I wanted to skip forward to somewhere where there were something truly important going on. But most of the time I couldn’t put the book down.
What I didn’t like was Feyre, the tension between her and Rhys and the all time whining. I know she went through horrible things but still her whining got under my skin. Rhys did all he could do to make her happy and healthy. Their relationship kept building but all she could do was hang on to Tamlin, call herself with names. It was all there, laid for everyone to see, the love they had for each others. But no, it all had to be made so damn difficult and frustrating that I couldn’t handle it.
I also wanted to know Tamlin’s reactions and thoughts when Feyre was gone. But nothing. It all happened at the start of the book but the second time we hear from Spring Court was nearly at the end. I don’t know. I would have loved to know what went on his head, what happened behind the walls of his manor, what did he do etc.
All in all I did like this book more than ACOTAR. It was something that took all my attention even during the night when I should have been sleeping but couldn’t stop reading. If this is the direction, then the third book might be even better and perhaps even 5 stars. Who knows?