A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Summary from GoodReads
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.
BUY ON AMAZON | BOOK DEPOSITORY
I really needed some time to get my bearings before writing a review for this masterpiece. From what I guessed even from the first chapters was the fact that I MUST stop shipping couples in ANY book by Sarah J. Maas.
And that is the only warning I'll give you.
Taking a deep breath.
Here we go.
Feyre, Tamlin and the rest of the Spring Court have finally returned back to their lands after the defeat of Amarantha. You may think that this is the desired "Happily ever After" for Tamlin and Feyre but everything just crumbles in the beginning of the story.
First of all, Feyre suffers from PTSD; and that would be a very logical result since she suffered in Amarantha's court Under the Mountain, died and came back again. She has nightmares, she vomits every night and doesn't eat.
And what Tamlin does? Nothing.
What Lucien does to help the situation? NOTHING!
At the same time, everyone in the Night Court are preparing for the wedding of the centuries between Feyre and Tamlin. Ianthe, the High Priestess of the Fae waltzes straight into Feyre and practically enforces her opinion. That b*ch reeked of treachery from the beginning (excuse my language, it's pent up emotion). Feyre just wants to get out from the mansion, enjoy her new life and discover her powers.
And what Tamlin does again? He enforces guards and doesn't let her get out easily.
Another part that worries Feyre is her deal with Rhys, High Lord of Night Court, where she has to spend a week each month in his court. And before everything colapses Rhys arrives a very funny way, maybe even at the right moment and takes Feyre into the Night Court.
From there we are introduced into a different enviroment, with new characters, landscapes, customs and secrets. Rhys is one hell of a emotional character; even if he is a Master on hiding it. In contrast with Tamlin, he feeds Feyre, teaches her to write and read even helps her when she pukes her guts out because of the nightmares.
And let's be honest people. You don't need super hearing to understand that a person close to you is sick. You would do that for anyone.
When a horrible incident back in the Spring Court leads Feyre to live into the Night Court, that's the turning point in our story. I loved everything; from the descriptions of the Court to its members; Amren, Mor, Azriel and Cassian. There was lots of angst between the last three, so I'll let you discover it by yourselves. There's mystery and magic and stars, even a short trip to the Summer Court, which I would love to live into.
I love the sea so much!
And the way the stars are shown in this book! It hit me straight to my heart the way Starfall was shown!
And everything that happened in the final chapters of the book was so emotional I teared up. Rhys is the epitome of tortured character. Not in a cheesy way that mkes you roll your eyes, but in an emotional level which would make any person depressed. If you remember the first book, Rhys was Amarantha's toy and did anything for her. He can feel what Feyre feels in terms of depression and PTSD symptoms, not to metnion everything that happens to them in this book.
The ending was gutting, amazing with an edge of cliffhanger all wrapped up in a nice gift. I don't want to envision what will happen to possible ships or who will live/die so I'll just stay in my little corner of my mind and plot ways first to kill Tamlin, then to destroy Ianthe in every possible way.
Duh, of course it's recommended!! ;)
And can also feast on these lovely pics made by PhantomRin, an artist who specializes on creating amazing fanart based on the books she reads! As for ACOMAF, she still creates new art almost every day so make sure to follow her on Tumblr and get notifications every time she posts!
Feyre in Night Court fashion
Rhys (drools over)
Amren (one hell of a scary lady!)
Cassian (that smirk!)
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