A Court of Mist and Fury - Sarah J. Maas

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A Court of Mist and Fury -
Sarah J. Maas

Released: May 3, 2016
Publisher: Bloomsbury AUS
SynopsisFeyre 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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What I Thought: Well well well. Let me start by saying, I absolutely LOVED A Court of Thorns and Roses. You can read my tiny spoiler-free review here. I have been dying, like many others, for this sequel. So you can imagine my surprise at how hard I found to get into it. Let me be frank - I didn't enjoy ACOMAF, for several reasons, most of which I've already seen floating around the bloggersphere. Since I've also seen a lot of attacks and hate on these people who dislike ACOMAF, I'm not going to go into detail, lest I get attacked too.

Basically, I disliked Feyre for being annoying and selfish. I hate that all the characters did a 360 and good turned bad and vice versa. I did love the backstories and new characters we got, but no - you can't just explain away Rhysand's past that easily AND make them seem like they were destined for each other for that long in the space of one conversation. Of course, I fell in love with Rhys, but how could I not when Maas made him the pinnacle of all men?

However, there was one thing that really irked me, and that was the sex scenes. I understand that YA is read by people of all different ages, but primarily it is marketed at teenagers. Meaning, a 13 year-old girl might pick this up - and think those scenes were highly inappropriate. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for adult themes in YA, but the explicitness of these was unnecessary.

Maas has such a beautiful writing style, and I have enjoyed all her other novels. She creates vivid worlds, and deep characters. And, she really knows how to write a cliffhanger. I will pick up the next book of course, to see where the story leads. I hope you all like the book much more than I did - and feel free to link your own review or leave your thoughts in the comments.


The Good: The killer ending.

The Bad: Hahahahaha. See above.

Rating:  3/5




Mad Claire
xo

Claire Blennerhassett

Reader, Blogger

Twenty-something | book-blogger | tea-drinker | procrastinator | wannabe-writer | student

1 comment:

  1. Mad Claire, I love you!

    Your review is great! I know we've discussed this until the wee small hours, but I totally agree on all your points. I definitely do not like Feyre at all - more so now than I did in ACOTAR!

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