A Court of Mist and Fury #2 by Sarah J. Maas ~Goodreads~
Published by Bloomsbury 2016
Paperback edition 624 pages ~Book Depository~
I won this copy through MaximumPopBooks! on Twitter for an honest review- thank you very much!
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.
After waiting a year to read the next installment of this series, I was lucky enough to win this review copy of ACOMAF from MaximumPopBooks! so thank you guys!
Like with any new book in a series I needed to refresh my memory with what happening in ACOTAR, and so it took me a little while to really get myself back into this faerie world.
With ACOMAF comes the aftermath of Feyre and her new life as being immortal, something that comes difficult to deal with and amongst this comes a rather rocky relationship with Tamlin. Being pushed to her limits and having made a deal with Rhysand to spend time with him every month soon draws a wider gap between herself and Tamlin but my gosh I didn’t hate this one bit. Feyre has grown up a lot since the first book, from a starved and weak girl to this all powerful immortal being who has found her strengths.
Between Rhysand and Feyre there is an obvious and yet stubborn pull they have between them and there builds a slow, lusty, flirtatious romance that had my body clenching and basically I was going insane by how much I wanted them to happen. However, the best thing about the romance in this next book is that it doesn’t take over the whole plot which I felt happened in ACOTAR. I like a book that focuses on its genre- fantasy and has a hint of romance amongst other subplots going on because it makes the read more enjoyable and makes me want to carry on reading it.
What I adore about Maas is that she loves to give us some character histories and an in-depth backstory to help us have better understanding of their actions and feelings, and I felt this was particularly important for each of the characters particularly Rhysand. A character that has been regarded as “the bad guy” isn’t as bad as we first interpret and I love that, but then again the bad boy image will forever be attractive to me. I’m not really seeing a love triangle here, but more of “you’re growing up and discovering you’re a different person to who you thought you were” kind of thing. Like any of us we think we like a guy/girl and no one else will be better for me, and then bang someone new comes into your life who help you discover a completely different side to yourself that you begin to prefer to the old you. More importantly Rhysand see’s Feyre as an equal, a partner in crime and I love that he see’s her on the same level as himself- yay to gender equality!
There’s no doubt that I am team Rhysand (yes team), Tamlin is beyond irritating throughout this book and a complete control freak when it comes to Feyre. I was perfectly happy with his presence not being in the majority of this book.
The ending isn’t left on a cliffhanger but my god it was pure evil of Maas to do, but I mean that in the best way possible. I was definitely left with a book hangover after reading this and I’m SO excited to read what happens next!