By Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury Pages: 626
Rated: 5 stars
What is there to say about the second book in the ACOTAR series? It was even better than the first book, must be the place to start. I really enjoyed A Court of Thorns and Roses, as did many others. However, A Court of Mist and Fury blew me away!
So much happens in this book, and the detail that Sarah goes into with the world building is amazing. We travel around Rythian and get to see how the other Courts live, dress and present themselves. Some we even find have a nasty front, but under neither, you wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. I’ll let you work that out whilst reading the book, I won’t spoil the surprise there.
Feyre truly grows in this part of the series. At the beginning, she is a small version of herself. Trapped like a caged bird with the man she believed she loved. In fact, Tamlin has become more controlling than in book 1 and who wants to be in a relationship like that? Of course, it isn’t until she is taken away from that situation and the shimmer that Tamlin created breaks.
With so much action, and a new extended family with Feyre going to spend time with Rhysand after their arrangement in book 1, as a reader you fall in love with them all. Like every family, they argue and are irritating at times, but that is what makes this book so well done. Sarah has made them 3D. They have their issues, distorted pasts no-one wants to ever re-live, and yet are just down to earth adorable!
With a steamy romance imbedded into the story, it will get your blood boiling. Gory fight scenes which will get your heart racing and your mind constantly thinking the worse, I can’t wait for the next instalment which is so close to being in my grasp!
If you haven’t picked up this series, I truly recommend doing so, as by each book it just seems to get bigger and better. Sarah has a knack for ‘totally out of this world’ worlds and this is why she is one of my favourite fantasy authors.
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