Release Date: 3rd May 2016
Edition: UK paperback, purchased
Other Titles by this Author: The Assassins Blade, Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, Heir of Fire, Queen of Shadows, A Court of Thorns and Roses
Feyre is immortal
After rescuing her lover Tamlin from a wicked Faerie Queen, she returns to the Spring Court possessing the powers of the High Fae. But Feyre cannot forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people – nor the bargain she made with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court.
As Feyre is drawn ever deeper into Rhysand’s dark web of politics and passion, war is looming and an evil far greater than any queen threatens to destroy everything Feyre has fought for. She must confront her past, embrace her gifts and decide her fate.
She must surrender her heart to heal a world torn in two.
SPOILER WARNING: There will be spoilers for both A Court of Thorns and Roses and A Court of Mist and Fury in this review.
I know a lot of people had problems with A Court of Mist and Fury, but I bloody loved it!
It felt like a really long time since ACOTAR came out and I was a little hesitant about diving back into this world. I adored book one and angry reviews had started coming in about ACOMAF buut thankfully I fell immediately in love. Sarah J Maas’s books are effortless to read. Her world building is so intricate and consuming and her characters so engaging that I read 180 pages without even realising it.
I was thoroughly swept up in the building angst and tension between Feyre and Tamlin. Saving Prythian and suffering at Amarantha’s hands damaged Feyre, and changed her, but it changed Tamlin too and it put them in different places to each other. The discordance between them was really well done, I think. I know a lot of readers felt betrayed or even manipulated by Maas (their words, not mine!) for the switching of the love interests, but it felt natural and so right to me! Maybe having not read ACOTAR since before its release gave me enough distance to just go with it.
Tamlin suffocated Feyre and restricted her, but Rhysand encouraged her new abilities, tested her strength and believed in her before she was able to believe in herself again. I loved everything about it. The banter, then tension, the STEAM. My goodness, I do NOT remember ACOTAR being quite that hot! *fans self* I also loved the relationships that began to build between Feyre and the rest of Rhys’s inner circle. I especially love Mor and Amren. I’m really hoping that we’ll get to hear from them in their own novellas or something of the sort soon. It was really nice to see Feyre finally become part of a family, even if it's a rather unconventional one! She really grew in ACOMAF – we saw her come into her fae self.
I have to admit that just before the end of ACOMAF, I was ready to rage when the splitting of the mating bond was “broken”, then thankfully all saved. There was still a stinking cliffhanger though! I want book three so damn bad…
A Court of Mist and Fury is another sweeping, heart-pounding and staggeringly romantic fantasy from Sarah J Maas. I can’t get enough of her books.