Title: A Court of Mist and Fury
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Genre: Fantasy, New Adult
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s
The stunning sequel to Sarah J. Maas’ New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses.
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 rating for this book is 4 stars because: again, I’m old school and don’t like to read explicit scenes so I skip them… this is my only negative. This is NOT a YA book so I’ll recommend it as NA (and that’s my personal opinion).
Again, S.J.M is an awesome action writer and this book sure lived up to my expectations in that department. This sequel is so ahead of ACOTAR, a lot more action, intrigue and although I was already expecting the queens’ betrayal it was still such a big book!
In this sequel I found that the romance is a subplot and not the center of the action and OMG there is a whole category 5 hurricane of other stuff going on out there and this led us to more exciting action scenes and world-building; we get to explore not only the night court but the rest of the world too with beautiful descriptions and details.
The characters have evolved too, especially Feyre.
In ACOTAR she was weak, lonely and was a provider. She longed for someone to protect her, provide for her… and in comes Tamlin. She was blinded by the kindness he showed to her and her family so she risked everything for the love of her life. But she couldn’t forget the horrors she suffered under the mountain and now she needs someone who helps her deal with it, heal… Tamlin was hurting too but instead of being there for her and heal each other he gets overprotective, keeps hiding things from her, displays his true egotistical personality, expects Feyre to be OK with it and even grateful for it. He wanted her to remain ignorant, didn’t want her to embrace who she was now and the powers she had. He wanted to be the powerful one and in control of her.
Rhysand, on the other hand, pushed her to be strong and let her make her own choices. He’s wicked, yes! He’s manipulative, yes! He’s willing to make hard decisions to reach his goals, yes! BUT, all those were sacrifices he made for his people and he was honest about who he is and wants her to be honest about who she is too. He wants her to be strong, independent and fierce.
Rhysand’s friends are absolutely awesome too! Also strong, kind and willing to treat Feyre as an equal.
In conclusion there’s an actual plot, there’s romance and there’s character growth that make ACOMAF into a great book!