Review: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas


Okay, so I finished this book a couple weeks ago, two days after it came out (because yes, I bought it the day of its release at Costco so I didn’t have to wait for shipping if I pre-ordered 😂), but I haven’t written a review. The reason for that is, I always think writing reviews for more popular books isn’t in that high of a demand, because isn’t everyone else also writing a review? But, my last review for Shadow and Bone seemed popular, and I consider that a “popular” book too. So maybe I should rethink things. Or just post a review even if there are lots of reviews, because my views are important too! 😉 Right?

So, behold the glory that is A Court of Mist and Fury.

Now, I’ll be honest. I was nervous about this release. Mostly because I thought A Court of Thorns and Roses was magical, and I didn’t want a sequel to come in and ruin it for me with that “second book blues”, as I call it. However, as Sarah J. Maas is basically the queen of young adult fantasy, I should “have a little faith” as Jace Herondale would say. Because this book was the bomb. 💣 I’m usually more for elegant words than slang terms, but I cannot deny how much of da bomb this book was. It blew my mind how only the bomb can. Was it what I expected it to be? No. Did it take the plot in the direction I thought it would? No. Did it paint the characters in the light I came accustomed to in the first book? Hell no! Did I love ever second of it? Hell yes. 💙

It also made me reevaluate some things that had happened in the first book, and realize how annoying I found them. So, somehow this book came in, showed me how badass it was, while also making me see that what I thought was badass in the first book actually wasn’t. Now that takes skill. 😂

*Spoilers beyond this point! Read at your own risk!*

So, this book picks up a couple months after the end of ACOTAR. Feyre is trying to deal with the trama of all she went through Under the Mountain to save Tamlim, including nightmares and a basic lack of will to live. Tamlin is being his usual self, all protective and annoying (see? I didn’t notice how annoying he was until now 😂), not communicating at all. And Feyre is suffering for it. Not eating or sleeping, and plagued by the dread that soon she’ll have to visit the Night Court and Rhysand, because as you remember, they made a deal that in exchange for saving her life, Rhys would get a week with her each month in his court. I thought this would be the plot of the book, Feyre and Tamlin working together to get her out of the bargain. Maybe Feyre would have a little confusion about liking Rhysand (hello love triangle), but would ultimately pick Tamlin. Because he’s all golden and magical, yeah? Boy, was I wrong! 😂

In the middle of being a huge ass, Tamlin makes a horrible mistake that sets this book on its course. Rhysand had to save Feyre from him. And then because he is the greatest guy ever, he teaches her to save herself. The Night Court is the most magical place. I loved reading about it, the special city hidden there, and Feyre’s journey to find a new family and a real home. New characters are introduced that I love to pieces. And the best part? There wasn’t a love triangle at all. Because there wasn’t a choice to be made. Because this new immortal Feyre with her new powers doesn’t need a protector, she needs a partner. And Rhys is the perfect person for her. 💙 I loved thier relationship, sarcasm, sexiness, and all.

*End of spoilers!*

So, do I think you should pick up this book? Yes! Right now! It’s the kind of book you can’t stop thinking about long after it’s closed and back on your shelf.

5+ stars! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 The ending will tear you apart and put you back together just enough that you don’t mind waiting the next year for the third book (due May 2017!). Although you’ll wish you could Winnow into the future and read it right now 😉

Cheers! 💙

6 thoughts on “Review: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

  1. I was so nervous about this book because I just knew that Feyre and Tamlin would be over and she would end up with Rhys, which I was just SO not ready for. I mean, I loved Rhys’ character in the first book, but I couldn’t get over the whole deal with him drugging her and making her dance and sit on his lap and such. He just seemed so aggressive in his dealings with her and I couldn’t bring myself to want to see her with him.
    But now after reading so much about them together I think I’ll love it.
    And I can’t believe I’ve had this book on my audible account since it came out and I STILL haven’t listened to it.
    Currently working through Queen of Shadows
    Dang you Sarah J Maas!
    I’m actually so excited to get into this one now.

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    1. Omg, I had the same fear! I was totally team Tamlim before starting this book. And then by like chapter 10 I’d already started to change my mind and I was still not sure! But oh man, it’s an amazing romance progression. And you’ll love Rhys to pieces. I saw in another review how he is such a feminist, and I hadn’t really thought about it, but he totally is! And you get so much background on him and why he did those things in ACOTAR. It’s just… Omg! You have to read it next! It’s the best. Just talking about it makes me want to read it again and never read another book until the third comes out 😉

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      1. I changed the speed on audible earlier today to play twice as fast so I can get to ACOMAF quicker.
        You’ve actually got me so pumped about Rhys!
        I read ACOTAR again as soon as I finished it. I read the last page, flipped back to the start and read it again.
        I’m not looking forward to less Lucian though 😦

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      2. Lucian is who I missed most 😦 But there are four new characters introduced as part of Rhys court and I loved all of them so much! Just as much as Lucian. And he is in it a bit more than Tamlin.
        Yay! So glad you’re pumped! Rhys and Feyre have gotta be in my top 10 couples now. 💙 Love them so much together.

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