A Court of Mist and Fury Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #2
Also in this series: A Court of Thorns and Roses, A Court of Frost and Starlight
Published by Bloomsbury Children's Books
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult
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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.
SPOILERS cause I can’t help myself I’m going to be fangirling all over this review.
After enjoying the end of the first book I couldn’t wait to dive right into this book because like a junky I needed more Rhysand in my life.
This book starts off in a hard place because while Feyre was kick-ass in the end of the first book I feel like she is letting Tam dictate her life in the second book. She is trapped in her memories and all of the terrible things she had to do so she is letting her whole life go by on what everyone around her is telling her to do. Plus I really felt like Tam was ignoring everything that Feyre was going through. He didn’t seem to care that she wanted to get out and that she was throwing up every night from nightmares. He was never there to soothe her feelings and I started to hate him for his lack of attention.
Just as Tam was starting to really piss me off I felt like Rhys came in at the right moment to save Feyre from the abuse of the Spring Court. Oh my heart, I loved that he was there to save her from those terrible people. I loved that he was able to show us the Night Court and I loved how Rhys wanted Feyre to learn things and grow and didn’t restrict her. Every time the Night Court week was over and he had to return her to Tam I died a little right there with Feyre. This back and forth continues for a while until Tam does the unspeakable and I was crying and dying with Feyre for what she was having to endure.
I loved that Rhys was there for her once again and pulled her away from the Spring Court for good. I love that Rhys opens up his court to her and starts to trust her with his friends and his plans for the future. I loved Rhys’s court and his closest friends made this book a riot. I loved how Rhys pushed Feyre to accept her powers and to continue growing and learning as time went on. I loved that he was there to push her through the good and bad and was always there for her in the middle of the night if she needed him. Together these two put each other back together. I loved so many scenes between the two of them for their witty battles as well as their sad/hard moments. They brought out the best in each other. I loved that I knew where they were headed and I loved the struggle of getting there. I also loved that Maas wasn’t afraid to make this book sexual and allow everyone to act the way their characters would naturally act instead of restricting anything into a YA mold.
Overall, I was blown away at every turn of this novel. I cried and rejoiced. I love Rhys and I can’t wait for the third book. This by far is my favorite book this year hands down. I have already re-read so many passages of this book and it has even put me in a reading slump of a sort because nothing is like this. If I could give more than 5 stars I would!