It’s been well over a month since I finished A Court Of Mist And Fury, which is the second book in the new-ish Sarah J. Maas series, and I honestly can’t stop thinking about it.
Just like in Mass’s first series Throne Of Glass (TOG) I wasn’t really feeling the first book, but seeing as I ended up loving the second book in that series, I figured I had to give it a chance and boy am i glad i did !
A Court Of Thorns And Roses summary taken from Goodreads
When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.
As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow over the faerie lands is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.
Like, okay that’s ↑ enough to get my interest peaked, but as I read on, I didn’t really like, or could relate to the characters, and I’m all about character-driven books, so when I didn’t care for either Feyre or Tamlin (Lucian was my only shining star at that point) I felt a bit bummed out. I didn’t like how arrogant Tamlin was and how helpless Feyre were. But towards the end of the book, as the plot thickened and Feyre took more control of her life, I was pulled in. Feyre took a total one-eighty and started kicking butt, while simultaneously also breaking my heart, i felt so bad for her, but thankfully SOMEONE stepped in and saw to it that she didn’t kick it just yet (spoiler?)
The amazing thing about Maas’s writing is that she has an incredible way of having a (very intricate) red thread throughout her novels. It might be one of the most important reasons as to why i love her books so much. It’s not until the second book in this series you realize how much groundwork she’s done in the fist book for the entire series. You’re just left there stunned with a stupid look on your face when you get into the second book. This was me the majority of the book…↓
Another thing that surprised me about this series was how grown up it was, and I’m not just talking about the grown up scenes,
(though there were a few of that,not that I’m complaining) but the sensitive themes Maas’s tackled like; PTSD and the difficult issues Feyre has to deals with, was handled with such grace and respect from Maas, it made me fall in love with the story all over again. I don’t know how else to describe it without spoiling the entire book for you, neither can I insert the summary for ACOMAF (Cause, spoilers.) but just trust me when i say that she knows how to keep things new and interesting and you won’t regret picking up one of her books, you just need to power through the first one, cause it will be worth it.
I guess by now it’s needless to say that I LOVED the second book and I can’t wait for the next one to come out ! I feel like I’m just living in between Maas’s worlds, in anticipation of the next installments in her series…. cause I’m trash for Sarah’s characters.. really, it’s sad.