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Review: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

a-court-of-mist-and-furyTitle: A Court of Mist and Fury

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Genre: YA Fantasy

Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses (Book #2)

Publication Date: May 3, 2016

Format: Hardcover, 624 Pages

ISBN-10: 1619634465 (Bloomsbury)

ISBN-13: 978-1619634466 (Bloomsbury)

Reviewed by: Kristie

Synopsis:

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 torn apart.

Quick & Dirty: Love fantasy? Love Romance? Young Adults, New Adults and just plain Adults should read this series now.

Opening Sentence: Maybe I’d always been broken and dark inside.

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The Review:

The Court of Mist and Fury is the second novel in the Court of Thorns and Roses series. I highly recommend that the first book be read. The events in the first book highly weigh into the events that happen in the second book. Ever since I discovered Sarah J. Maas, I have never been let down by any of her stories especially since her novels turned way more adult after Throne of Glass. Her books have it all, action, mystery, intrigue, hot romance, heartbreak and fantasy. Plus, Sarah J. Maas converted non-readers into readers at my work so that is saying something.

The Court of Mist and Fury picks up about three months after the ending of The Court of Thorns and Roses. Feyre is dealing with the fallout of her actions at the beginning of this novel. Feyre has changed but she doesn’t really know how to deal with her new powers because Tamlin won’t let her do anything. She’s also still reeling from her bargain with Rhysand and has been shocked that he hasn’t shown up to collect. Feyre and Tamlin are engaged and are planning their wedding… or should I say Tamiln and Ianthe, a high priestess that recently showed up in court, are planning their weddings.

I will say my only issue with this story was the beginning. I wasn’t quite sure I was reading the same characters from the first novel. Tamlin was unrecognizable. Feyre was pretty much the same but she was learning to deal with her new powers. She also had to deal with how the people in Tamlin’s court were treating her. But she also seemed weak, meek and very woe-is-me. I understand being unhappy about the situation that you are in but she seemed to blow the situation way out of proportion. I thought that scene was a little way over the top. Although, I guess she can’t learn her powers if she doesn’t get extremely emotional.

After the event that Feyre blows over the top, the story gets so much better. I was completely sucked in and finished this novel at a much faster pace than my normal. Feyre goes on a journey of the Prythian learns more about the Fae heritage that she is now a part of. She learns more about Rhysand… so much more about Rhysand. Although she still isn’t sure she can trust him. No spoilers but…if you want to know more about Rhysand then read this novel.

The story in this novel just gets so much bigger in scale than the first. I don’t want to go too much into detail but Feyre really does go on a journey in this novel. She is trying to discover herself, her new place in this strange world that she is also learning since she has no idea of how the Fae operate and she tries to discover what she really wants most in the world.

Overall, I highly recommend this novel for readers of all types. Adults should really check this out because it is very adult and I understand the whole if teens are reading about killing each other than they can also read the softer side of love and romance. This book is also quite heartbreaking. The ending left me shocked and ready for more. I want the next book now. This story is so good.

Notable Scene:

I started—at the claim he’d made of me, and at the words. “You knew—you knew he was hunting me?”

“I was curious who wanted to snatch you the first moment you were alone.”

I didn’t know where to start. So Tamilin was right—about my safety. To some degree. It didn’t excuse anything. “So you never planned to stay with me while I trained. You used me as bait—“

“Yes, and I’d do it again. You were safe the entire time.”

You should have told me!

“Maybe next time.”

There will be no next time!” I slammed my hand into his chest, and he staggered back a step from the strength of the blow. I blinked. I’d forgotten—forgotten that strength in my panic. Just like with the Weaver. I’d forgotten how strong I was.

A Court of Thorns and Roses Series:

1. A Court of Thorns and Roses

2. A Court of Mist and Fury

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FTC Advisory: I purchased my own copy of A Court of Mist and Fury. No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.

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