A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas (ACOTAR #2) | REVIEW

A Court of Mist and FuryA Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas (ACOTAR #2)
Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens on May 3rd 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Pages: 640
Format: Hardcover

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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.

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4 Stars

*** CHECK OUT THE REVIEW FOR BOOK ONE: A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES ***
** MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS: READ AT OWN RISK!!!**

First Line:

I vomited into the toilet, hugging the cool sides, trying to contain the sounds of my retching.


Review

COVER 🌟🌟🌟🌟           PLOT 🌟🌟🌟🌟

CHARACTERS 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟    ROMANCE 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

WRITING 🌟🌟🌟        WORLD 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟


He thinks he’ll be remembered as the villain in the story. But I forgot to tell him that the villain is usually the person who locks up the maiden and throws away the key. He was the one who let me out.

A Court of Mist and Fury – Sarah J. Maas

The Good

To start this off I want to clarify that I went into this book with a negative outlook. I read review after review and only the issues seemed to stick in mind. A hero becomes the villain, the villain becomes the unsung hero. Sounds like the typical story telling of Sarah J. Maas. But what I take away from this sequel is understanding. I get why Sarah J. Maas did what she did and I’m ok with that.

A Court of Mist and Fury takes a 180 turn from ACOTAR. Feyre and Tamlin are back in the Spring Court and are dealing with all the horrors that occurred Under the Mountain. Tamlin has become over protective of Feyre and won’t let her have much freedoms. Feyre feels boxed in and only has her nightmares, night sickness and thoughts to herself. That is until she has to oblige to the deal she made with Rhysand Under the Mountain. Once a month she has to spend a week with Rhys, no questions asked!

I loved the character developments we get in ACOMAF, the good and the bad. All three main characters are dealing with a different kind of PTSD. For those that don’t know what that is, it stands for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Feyre began to grow on me this time around. I find her character annoying in the ACOTAR and wished she get a mind of her own. This time around she rebels, doesn’t take no for an answer and learns to harness her new found Fae powers. Tamlin becomes protective. Too protective. He locks Feyre away and won’t let her leave the estate. He has good intentions, but his actions don’t go over so well with Feyre. Hence the hero becoming the villain. Rhysand was Amarantha’s whore for 50 years Under the Mountain. Everything he did, he did for his friends and people. Including the deal he made with Feyre had a major reason in the end. So the villain now becomes the hero.

The romance between Feyre and Rhys begins to heat up and slow builds over the course of ACOMAF. I never felt that things were rushed, or that it was insta-love. Rhys became the man that Feyre needed. Not a master, but a partner and friend. By the end of ACOMAF I was rooting for them.

Sarah J. Maas kills it again with her world building. We are introduced to the beautiful Night Court and new characters as well. It was an exquisite world built among the chaos. I felt like I was living in the Night Court at times. Walking down the streets, eating the lovely food, and seeing the beautiful architecture.

We are also introduced to 4 amazing new characters. All a bit mysterious, dangerous, and courageous. You can’t help but connect with at least 1 or all 4 characters. Amren, Cassian, Azriel, and Morrigan. My favorite was Azriel. He seems like a troubled soul and I couldn’t stop myself from falling head of heels for him! I can’t wait to see more character development for those 4!

I was not a pet, not a doll, not an animal.
I was a survivor, and I was strong.
I would not be weak, or helpless again
I would not, could not be broken. Tamed.

A Court of Mist and Fury – Sarah J. Maas

The Bad

As per usual, the main problem I have with A Court of Mist and Fury is the writing. I don’t know what it is about Sarah J. Maas’ writing that rubs me the wrong way. But I feel it to be really choppy at parts. It doesn’t flow 100% of the time in my opinion. She is amazing are world building, but when it comes to dialogue, that’s where things get a little messy for me.

The plot of ACOMAF is also a very slow build. I get that it’s a sequel and sequels tend to be more of a character and world build more than a plot driver, but I found myself a little bored at times. If it wasn’t for the exciting bits of action and romance thrown in between certain parts of the story, I think it would have taken me even longer to get through.

My mate. Death incarnate. Night triumphant.

A Court of Mist and Fury – Sarah J. Maas

Overall, I think it was a great sequel and I like the direction it’s going in right now. Let me know what you guys thought of A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas! I would love to hear your opinions as well!

Until next time,

Sig 3

 

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Sarah J. MaasSarah J. Maas is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series (Queen of Shadows, Book 4, will be out in September 2015), as well as the A Court of Thorns and Roses series (out 5/5/15).

Sarah lives in Bucks County, PA, and over the years, she has developed an unhealthy appreciation for Disney movies and bad pop music. She adores fairy tales and ballet, drinks too much tea, and watches an ungodly amount of TV. When she’s not busy writing, she can be found exploring the historic and beautiful Pennsylvania countryside with her husband and canine companion.

 

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10 thoughts on “A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas (ACOTAR #2) | REVIEW

  1. I am glad you enjoyed it in most parts! I loved that Maas turned everything upside down, but I wish that there had been some sort of constant from the previous book. Also, my precious Lucien was acting like a coward and did not have enough page time … that’s basically all my complaints hahaha

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  2. I really enjoyed ACOMAF, my only wish was that I wish we had been able to read what Tamlin was doing or thinking alongside Feyre rather than finding out that little snippet at the end. I felt a little lost without him, are we just never going to know what he thought when he went back and she was gone? I need to know!

    Not sure how i’m going to last till 2017 when book 3 comes out!

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