A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas Book Review
The seductive and stunning #1 New York Times bestselling sequel to Sarah J. Maas’s spellbinding A Court of Thorns and Roses.
Feyre has undergone more trials than one human woman can carry in her heart. Though she’s now been granted the powers and lifespan of the High Fae, she is haunted by her time Under the Mountain and the terrible deeds she performed to save the lives of Tamlin and his people.
As her marriage to Tamlin approaches, Feyre’s hollowness and nightmares consume her. She finds herself split into two different people: one who upholds her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court, and one who lives out her life in the Spring Court with Tamlin. While Feyre navigates a dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms. She might just be the 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 in turmoil.
Bestselling author Sarah J. Maas’s masterful storytelling brings this second book in her dazzling, sexy, action-packed series to new heights.
Given that this book is in the fantasy genre HEAVILY, there is no trigger warnings given but these are some that I observed:
- Abusive Relationship (not between main characters)
- Animal Death
- Cannibals (briefly mentioned)
- Emotional Abuse
- PTSD (not diagnosed but experienced)
- Sexually Explicit Scenes
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There are possible **SPOILERS** beyond this point!
By the Caldron! I just became a super fan, as well! I just love a winged man too much! My goodness. Ok. Anyway! Rhysand! Also! I just want to say… I was totally right about the balcony scene from the previous book. And I’m so happy about it! I’ve been Team Rhys since then for sure. I could not be more pleased to see this relationship between Rhys and Feyre grow! We get to learn more about these two softies underneath they’re callous shells.
There are so many more side characters in this book that I instantly fell in love with. The “inner circle” was one of my favorite parts about this book! Feyre not only gets a love interest but she gets some found family/friends too! My favorite is Morrigan but I also really liked Cassian too! There were loads of great moments with both!
We also got to see Feyre’s sisters again, which was very surprising to me after she left in the first book and especially now that she’s Fae. I was on pins and needles at the first encounter with Nesta, and honestly, I still am! She’s a scary lady! I know she’s gonna do wicked things soon!
I must say that I love the fact that the FMC escapes her abuser and gets to seemingly come back to whoop his ass! It’s my favorite. I don’t care what anyone says, Tamlin and Feyre’s relationship was abusive from the beginning. Coercion in a pretty faerie package but still toxic af! But the support Feyre has is astronomically higher now! And I can’t wait to witness more female badassery from her.
This book was not as slow burn as ACOTAR, but it’s still not super high on the spice index for me! There is loads of ~tension~ though. Lots of that!
Female Main Character
Feyre AKA Cursebreaker
All the information about Feyre from my ACOTAR review still stands really. However, she spends a great deal of this book utterly shattering under depression and turmoil over the events of the previous book. She is Made as this super powerful being and through the book we see her learn to master all of her new skills either under duress or with Rhysand at her back. I loved seeing her open up to these people who love her (Rhys! Obvi! But also Mor, Cassian Azriel and Amren too!) in her new life after she broke the curse.
Male Main Character
Rhys AKA Rhysand AKA Little Baby High Lord
Rhys is described as tall and overall as “Darkness”. He has black hair and bright, violet eyes. He’s half Illyrian(winged lesser Fae) and half High Fae. He is often seen making antagonizing retorts and being the best match to Feyre. He is the most powerful being in their world and his is adamantly feared by most in Prythian
Setting / World / Universe
Night court bedroom
Genre & Tropes
- Slow Burn
- Enemies to Lovers
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