Book Review of A Court of Mist and Fury (ACOMAF)

Book Review: A Court of Mist and Fury (Reread)

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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 torn apart.

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Review

*This review will contain spoilers for ACOTAR and ACOMAF. For the spoiler-free review of this book please click here.*

In prep for the release of A Court of Wings and Ruin, which came out today, I decided to reread the first two book in the series and it was probably the best decision ever. I finished my reread of A Court of Mist and Fury and then went back and started rereading it again. Can you tell I’m obsessed with this book? I’m not even sorry.

So where to begin. Going into this reread I was honestly a little nervous that I wouldn’t love it as much as I remembered. I was scared I’d realize Rhysand isn’t actually that great and I just hyped it up in my memory, but boy was I wrong. I loved it even more the second time around, for a variety of reasons but mainly because I really got to see Feyre fall in love with Rhys.

I think the first time I read the book I was so focused on Rhys’s obvious affection for Feyre and being mad at her for not really what was right in front of her face, that I missed Feyre’s own realization of her feelings. I may have also been distracted by all the smut. I loved Rhys and Feyre’s flirting and wit and how fun they were with each other the first time but during that first reading I was kind of surprised when Feyre told Rhys she loved him. I expected it but I also kind of didn’t. Even with the reveal that they were mates, I understood why she ran. To be, that was a big deal that I felt she probably wasn’t ready for. However, during my reread, there was one scene I totally forgot about.

After they went to the Court of Nightmares, which was a very good scene, Feyre and Rhys got into this whole fight and Rhys stopped talking to Feyre for a day. It was during that time when it was clear to me how deep her feelings for him really were. And then Starfall right after was so good and I was like, “Feyre you are so in love with him!” It was perfect. I reread that part multiple times.

There were also just a lot of things I forgot. For example, one of my favorite lines, “There are good days and hard days for me even now—Don’t let the hard days win,” I thought Rhys said that but it was actually Mor. There were a few other instances like that where I forgot who said what and just scenes that were so fun to read again.

I honestly feel like I could reread this book again right now but it’s time to dive into the next book and I’m excited and nervous to see what happens next.

Stars

5 stars

Favorite Line:

“I am broken and healing, but every piece of my heart belongs to you.”

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Book Review of A Court of Mist and Fury (ACOMAF)

Book Review: A Court of Mist and Fury

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Synopsis from Amazon:

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.

*This book is part of my POPSUGAR 2016 Reading Challenge.*

*WARNING: If you haven’t read A Court of Thorns and Roses yet, there will be spoilers. You’ve been warned!*

A Court of Mist and Fury (ACOMAF) picks up three months after the end of ACOTAR and Feyre is still dealing with the trauma of everything that happened Under the Mountain and with Amarantha. While Feyre spends most nights fighting her nightmares and vomiting, Tamlin has become overprotective. He fears for Feyre’s safety and doesn’t want her to go out into town or hunting, but instead to stay in the castle with one of the High Priestesses, Ianthe.

While Feyre and Tamlin continue to butt heads over what Feyre can and can’t do, they’re also preparing for their wedding, despite their issues. Additionally, Feyre questions the bargain she made with Rhysand, the High Lord of the Night Court. She agreed to spend a week with him each month but in the three months since she’d been back at the Spring Court Rhysand never came for her and she’s not sure why.

Until one day when he shows up just when she needs him and changes Feyre’s world forever. Whisked away to the Night Court Feyre soon discovers there’s more to the dark High Lord than she ever imagined.

ACOMAF takes readers even deeper into the faerie world of Prythian, showing us new courts that are even bigger and more intriguing than what we saw in ACOTAR. Sarah J. Maas built a fantastic world that includes many new characters that I absolutely loved. This book was filled with romance, action, twists, and just overall bad ass scenes that I couldn’t put it down for one second. Maas touches on so many subjects from trauma to various kinds of abuse to genuine love and does so in such a way that it doesn’t feel preachy or fluffy, it just feels real.

A Court of Mist and Fury will take you on a roller coaster ride that will leave you breathless and aching for the next book. It’s no surprise that it’s a #1 New York Times Bestseller and I’m incredibly excited to see what Maas will do next.

Borrow or Buy: Ha! Why is this question? I want this book in every format. I need the hardcover for my shelf, e-book for travel, and paperback just because. Buy this book and then love this book. Forever.

Stars:

5 stars

Favorite Line:

“To the people who look at the stars and wish.”
“To the stars who listen— and the dreams that are answered.”

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