Tuesday, 10 May 2016

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

*Warning this blog post contains spoilers for the first book in the series, A Court of Thorns and Roses*

Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2

Publication: May 3rd 2016 by Bloomsbury

GoodReads description:
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.

My thoughts:
A Court of Mist and Fury is a masterpiece. Beautiful and heartbreaking and just perfect. It's a story of healing and female empowerment. And I loved ever second of it!

At the end of A Court of Thorns and Roses (ACOTAR), Feyre is turned into high fae and A Court of Mist and Fury (ACOMAF) is really about her getting used to her new powers as well as dealing with the guilt and trauma after what went down Under the Mountain. She went through a good deal of character development in book 1 and she goes through even more in ACOMAF. She's not the same person she was before and I really enjoyed watching her grow.

We are introduced to a whole squad of new characters in ACOMAF and I loved getting to know all of them! If you're like me and have been stalking Sarah's Pintrest boards for months waiting for ACOMAF then you probably know who I'm talking about. I won't say who they are because it is kind of spoilery!  Let me just say Sarah J Maas knows how to write badass women. And guys too!

Before reading ACOMAF, I wasn't a Feylin or a Feysand shipper; I was just floating somewhere in the middle. But after ACOMAF I am definitely on team Rhysand! There is a heavier emphasis on his character compared to ACOTAR. He's such a complex character and if you finished ACOTAR wanting to know more about him pick up ACOMAF.

Maas expertly expanded the world in ACOMAF. We get to see a few more courts. One of which has a city I want to live in. It's so beautiful (well in my head it is..). And we also get to learn more about the history of the world.

Sarah J Maas touches on some dark subjects in ACOMAF such as depression, anxiety, sexual and physical abuse. But she handles them in a way that gives the characters and readers some hope. Somehow, in a world with magic and faeries, she managed to create very human characters and get messages that are unrelentingly relatable through to her readers.

This is one of my favourite quotes from the book: “There are good days and hard days for me—even now. Don’t let the hard days win.”

I am head over heels in love with this A Court of Mist and Fury and I need the next book ASAP!

Thanks for reading,

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