A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
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."
Review: I really enjoyed ACOTAR and it took me forever to finally pick up this book but once I picked it up I couldn't put it down! (aka I finished this massive thing in 2 days.... and I would've finished even faster if I wasn't doing other things) However, before I go into the review side of things I have to address that I understand that this series is NOT perfect and that there is most definitely a lack of diversity and sexuality. I completely understand why many people never even read this book, but I wanted to know the plot (I'm sorry) and I have to be honest when I say I enjoyed this book, but please know that I know that this book is not close to perfect and that I don't agree with the lack of diversity or sexuality! I simply enjoy her writing, plot, and magic. Ok let's continue.
Tamlin.... Rhysand aah I finally understand. I can't say much here just to keep this spoiler free, but even though I did my best to avoid anything I think we all know by now? (just in case I won't say anything anyways but those who have read this know my feelings kjadsfaosdjfo)
Feyre grew a lot in this book from the previous one and I feel proud of her choices. (lol my vague wording is my horrible attempt at not spoiling and screaming my feelings at you). This novel may lack in many ways, but at least there is some sort of female empowerment.
I was incredibly lured into this novel ... as you could tell by my speed reading. I also happened to write all my notes for this novel in caps.... Although I loved this plot and the magic, it did feel somewhat predictable but I had heard some things, so that may have been why I was able to predict so many things (though the feels were still definitely there).
THE IMAGERY. Maybe my favorite part of SJMaas' writing is her ability to create these vividly, stunning worlds! THE NIGHT COURT IS FREAKIN AWESOME AND I WANT IT TO EXIST. Everything flows so beautifully and now I will have to stare at the night sky (and see no stars because of light pollution). Anyways, it was absolutely gorgeous and I'm itching to do some fanart, but I also doubt I could do it any justice or be the master that is Charlie Bowater.
I now leave you all with a couple of questions that I still have yet to understand.
Now I'm off to go read ACOWAR!Cover: ★★★★★ (not surprised there)
"Mountains and darkness and stars and death."
"The vastness of my now-unending existence yawned open before me. I let it swallow me whole."
"I smelled jasmine first -then saw stars. A sea of stars flickering beyond glowing pillars of moonstone that framed the sweeping view of endless snowcapped mountains."
"'But I'll always make time for you.'"
"You do what you love, what you need.'"
"I tumbled into a sleep so heavy my dreams were an undertow that dragged me down, down, down until I couldn't escape them."
"To the stars who listened-and the dreams that are answered." (and of course this famous quote)
A fan of anything fiction, furry, & fun.