A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2) by Sarah J. Maas | Book Review

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I didn’t look at him as I took the decanter of amber liquid and poured myself a knuckle’s length, then refilled his.
But I met his stare as I clinked my glass against his, the crystal ringing clear and bright over the crashing sea far below, and said, “To the people who look at the stars and wish, Rhys.”
He picked up his glass, his gaze so piercing that I wondered why I had bothered blushing at all for Tarquin.
Rhys clinked his glass against mine. “To the stars who listen-and the dreams that are answered.”


Title: A Court of Mist and Fury
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Published: May 3, 2016
Edition: hardcover
Pages: 624
My Rating: 5/5
Goodreads page

WARNING: There are spoilers from the first book, A Court of Thorns and Roses, and super minor spoilers of the new set of characters in this review. I don’t spoil anything about the plot, though.

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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 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.

(This synopsis is from Goodreads.)

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Thoughts

Oh my goodness. OH. MY. GOODNESS.

This book has wrecked me.

Seriously. How is it even possible that this book is even better than the first one?

During the first book, A Court of Thorns and Roses, I was pro-Feyre + Tamlin. I actually hated Rhysand a little bit. However, in this book, the reasons behind his actions toward Feyre were explained, and I couldn’t hate him for that.

In the beginning of the story, Feyre is getting used to her new, High Fey body. Tamlin is overprotective of her because of what happened Under the Mountain. A little too overprotective. He was paranoid to the point that he couldn’t see that Feyre was slowing wasting away. Plus, he was being a jerk to Feyre (although he wasn’t being that way on purpose).

Things happen (no spoilers, I promised), and Rhysand appears to take Feyre away for the deal that they made Under the Mountain. Well, Rhys did have more than one motive when he took Feyre away but you’ll found out what they were if you read the book. *wink wink*

Even though I hated Rhysand in the first book, I couldn’t NOT love him in A Court of Mist and Fury. Dang it, Sarah J. Maas! You have officially reduced me to a pile of confused, happy mush. Let’s just say that I admit that I changed ships when I read this book. Sarah J. Maas took an ax to the Feyre + Tamlin ship and hacked it until it sank to the bottom of the cold, dark ocean. At least there was another ship that Feyre was able to hop on.

Towards the end, the ship game is strong. You could play Battleship against them and you would lose hard.

There were a whole bunch of characters that were introduced and I fell it love with all of them.

I don’t feel safe talking about the rest of the story in fear that I will spoil something.

I was about 3/4 of the way through the book when I thought: Wait. Is this a young-adult book? I’m pretty sure it said that it was a young-adult book on Goodreads. Surely it isn’t… The reason why I thought that was because there were some sex scenes that I don’t think should be for a YA audience. Scratch that. Those XXX scenes obviously aren’t for the young YA readers. I looked up on Goodreads what genre the series was under, and surely enough it said Young-Adult Fantasy. However, it also said that it was a New Adult book. If you’re wondering which one to go by, I would choose New Adult. Some of the content in the story aren’t for younger readers.

Just wanted to get that out there.

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Characters

Feyre Archeron

She takes awhile to see the good people around her, but she comes around and when she does it’s amazing. I thought that she was going to become annoying with all her problems, but NO. Of course Sarah J. Maas makes her a lovable character.

Tamlin

I used to like him. Heck, I rooted for him in the first book. However, in this book, he was so crap to Feyre. Seriously, if someone is holed up inside and wants to go outside, WHY THE HECK WOULD YOU JUST LOCK HER UP INSIDE SO SHE CAN’T GO OUT!?!

Lucien

Although he considers Feyre his friend, he will always obey Tamlin above any others.

Ianthe

This High Priestess just sucks. She doesn’t have any redeeming qualities. Her only goal is self-gain, and it’s hard not to hate her.

Rhysand “Rhys”

GAH! I’m not going to say anything of Rhysand because I’m bond to spoil something. All you need to know is that he gets so much better.

Morrison “Mor”

If I could compare her to another book character, I would say she’s like Dee Black from the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout. Mor instantly becomes friends with Feyre and has an outgoing personality while being super tough at the same time. Dee became instant friends with Katy and also has an outgoing personality and a hint of badass as well.

Cassian

I have no idea how to describe Cassian without spoiling anything. Hmm….

Moving on!

Azriel

He’s the silent assassin. I don’t think he ever talks throughout the whole story. Heck, he barely makes any noise at all.

Amren

She reminds me a little bit of Manon from Throne of Glass. She’s ancient. REALLY ancient. And super powerful, obviously.

Nesta Archeron

She might seem to hate everyone except Elain, but has a big heart. Nesta had a funny way of showing that she cared, but she did. She’s super strong mentally, and it has saved her many times and probably more times to come.

Elain Archeron

She balances out Nesta’s… coldness. She’s like a peacemaker. Elain seems gentle and all things rainbows and fluff, but she is strong in the inside. She might not be strong in the way Nesta is, but she has her own inner strength.

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Conclusion

If I could, I would give this book  6 / 5 BBC Sherlock heads, but because 5 / 5 is the highest I can go with my rating system, it’ll have to suffice.

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Until next time….

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4 thoughts on “A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2) by Sarah J. Maas | Book Review

  1. Emma @ Wandering Words 06/05/2016 / 4:23 pm

    ‘Confused, happy mush’ sums me up perfectly after reading this book! It has been three days now and I am still reeling!

    I think Sarah J. Maas actually ruined Tamlin’s character, and I didn’t even recognise him in the end. By that final chapter she made it so you’re practically a terrible person if you are still rooting for him… I think that’s unfair D: Where was Feyre’s empathy? Even so… I 100% agree with that 6/5 stars you want to give it. Book hangover, much!?

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    • Jessica 06/05/2016 / 9:34 pm

      Same here! It’s been a couple days since I finished the book and I can’t stop thinking about it. I think I’m having a book hangover right now…. Dang it. As for Tamlin… yeah his character was ruined. His actions were unforgivable, but the book was still AMAZING! 😀

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      • Emma @ Wandering Words 06/05/2016 / 9:37 pm

        I can only assume this pain we feel gets easier in time :’) I hope Tamlin redeems himself in the next book, and I hope she writes the next book very quickly as I don’t know how long I’ll be able to wait!

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      • Jessica 06/06/2016 / 12:28 am

        Hopefully he’ll get better in the next book. Speaking of, I NEED THE NEXT BOOK RIGHT THIS MOMENT! It’s going to be torture waiting for the next book to be released.

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