Title: A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2)
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Published: May 3rd 2016
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.
First things first, I will not be putting spoilers in the first half of the review. There will be spoilers in the second half, but I’m going to put a big ass sign to show you where the spoilers start, so that you won’t accidentally read them. But if you’re prone to skimming paragraphs, as I definitely do in some reviews by accident, and you think you might read a spoiler, I would wait until you’ve already finished this book.
And without further ado, lets get into my review!
There’s a moment after you finish a book, where you don’t even close it just yet, you just kind of stare at the end page for a while, and you can’t actually form a proper thought yet. I haven’t read a book that made me just stare at it since I read Heir of Fire I think two years ago? Of course, it was a Maas book that made me just sit in awe. I’m now fully convinced this woman can write anything.
As always, the writing was just absolutely beautiful. As we know from the first book, Rhysand and Feyre have a bond now that requires her going to his court every month, for a week. I was so excited to get to read about a different court, especially since it was the night court. Spring, right after Summer, is my least favorite season. I was honestly just bored of reading about the same place over and over again, with all it’s pretty flowers and tweeting birds, but the night court is nothing like that.
Also, we got new characters! And I fell in love with every single one of them. And, of course, I got like a million more otps to add to my list.
Each yellow and green tab stands for a new otp making my heart happy, and the purple ones represent my original otp making my heart leap and just smile at my book like an idiot.
I think this is going to have to be it for my non-spoilery section now. I have so much more to say about this book, but I advise you wait to read it until you’ve finished the book for yourself!
But here’s a playlist I made that you can listen to while you read, just to get you all up in your feels. Happy reading!
Alrighty, now we’re going to get right down to it. I have so many things to say about this book, I’m bound to leave something out.
First, lets just start off with Tamlin at the start of this book, and at the end of this book.
It seemed that prick was Feyre’s favorite word in this book, and it fits Tamlin perfectly. I will never understand other people who are bashing Feyre and Rhysand after reading this book. Tamlin was literally killing Feyre, whether he knew it or not. And when people point out the fact that he didn’t notice it, it does nothing for their point! It actually makes my point for me. He didn’t notice that the one he loved, the one he wanted to marry and have kids with, the one he thought was his mate, was dying. How the hell do you not notice that?!
While I hate Tamlin, it actually makes me more sad than anything. When we see him at the end of the book, when we see that nothing has truly changed in him since Feyre left him, I’m just sad for him. I really did love him in the first book, even though he did some things I wasn’t a fan of, and I wanted him to at least get better, but I think he’s been fully broken. When he went Under the Mountain, he really didn’t come back out, it was a new Tamlin. And it’s definitely one that doesn’t deserve Feyre, mate or not.
Speaking of the end…. That ending.
How the hell am I supposed to wait another year to see what happens?! My poor baby Rhys, my poor baby Feyre. I just… OW. I mean, they’re literally the smartest couple ever and their game plans are always so in sync and perfect, but ow.
And I know I’m kind of all over the place with this review, but honestly so are my feelings after reading that book, and I want to talk about Rhysand.
How on Earth are people bashing him and claiming this book to be antifeminist? HOW!?
He literally let Feyre make every choice on her own, never trying to stray her from her own feelings and opinion with his own, like *cough* the precious spring child Tamlin *cough*
So please, explain, how was any of this antifeminist? Pardon my language, but this was like a big “fuck you” to anyone who was antifeminist in this book, aka Tamlin himself who was trying to force Feyre to do whatever it was he wanted, not what she needed.
Anyone who says that Rhysand isn’t selfless and is a selfish asshole can honestly fight me. It was 100% Tamlin who was the selfish asshole here and I’ll never stop stanning Rhys.
I feel a bit better after getting all my feels out and I think I can properly move onto a new book now.
I hope everyone has a fantabulous day/evening/morning/whenever you’re reading this and happy reading!