I had been putting off A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas, the sequel to A Court of Thorns and Roses because I was incredibly scared of the reading slump and heartache I was just sure would follow after. And honestly, I loved the book and thought it was amazing, but I’m happy to say that I have survived, without heartbreak, and I don’t see a reading slump in my future.
Goodreads summary for A Court of Mist and Fury:
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 Review for A Court of Mist and Fury:
The plot thickens in this sequel to A Court of Thorns and Roses, and the story which began with Amarantha’s power, wrath, and lust has unfolded to be much bigger and more profound than Feyre or the readers first imagined.There was a ton of plot in this book! I don’t know why I expected there not to be. So much happened that it’s kind of hard to keep everything straight and remember it all. It’s a bit disorienting.
In A Court of Mist and Fury, I grew to love Feyre more and more as I watched her struggle with PTSD. And as we are introduced to more characters from the Night Court, the reader meets even more interesting and lovable characters. Feelings you had from the first book will most likely change towards many of the characters.
It was fast-paced, but there was still so much that this book kinda felt like it dragged on just a little bit. Just a tad. I’m not really complaining. But it was like 620 pages. That’s a lot for one day haha.
I really loved A Court of Mist and Fury. BUT, as I said, I didn’t love it as much as I thought I would. Especially considering all of the hype around the story. I would have appreciated it more if I hadn’t gone into it with all of my pre-conceived notions of the characters, relationships, plots, etc. (Thanks, Internet!)
A Court of Mist and Fury honestly deserves 5/5 stars. I really had no complaints. It was great.
I’ve just finished Day 1 of my 14 Day Reading Challenge!
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