Book Reviews

Book Review: A Court of Mist and Fury

Title: A Court of Mist and Fury
Author: Sarah J Maas
Genre: Fantasy
Target Audience: Young adult

“If he pisses you off, Feyre, feel free to shove him over the rail of the nearest balcony”

Since I read book one in three days and bought this when I was halfway through I was really excited to start this although the cover doesn’t give away much. I know what happened at the end of book one and I know how broken Tamlin must have felt when he saw Feyre under the Mountain. That being said there is still something about him that I don’t quite like.

17927395After rescuing her lover Tamlin from a wicked Faerie Queen, she returns to the Spring Court possessing the powers of the High Fae. But Feyre cannot forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people – nor the bargain she made with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court.

As Feyre is drawn ever deeper into Rhysand’s dark web of politics and passion, war is looming and an evil far greater than any queen threatens to destroy everything Feyre has fought for. She must confront her past, embrace her gifts and decide her fate. 

We start off in the Spring Court where Feyre is planning her upcoming nuptials with a High Priestess that Tamlin has brought in. This Priestess (Ianthe) seems more intent on molding Feyre than helping her. Feyre also feels like she is trapped as she can’t go anywhere without a guard shadowing her. Must be infuriating.

A couple of chapters in and we arrive at what is supposed be the happiest day of her life in a hideous dress and Feyre is silently asking for someone help her amidst a panic attack while walking up the aisle. However, Feyre isn’t quite as silent as she seems because who turns up to the rescue. Well, it’s no one other than Rhysand who says its time to start their deal. Without an argument, he whisks her away to the Night Court.

So as we arrive at the Night Court Rhysand tries his best to make her feel welcome by giving her her own room and says she isn’t a prisoner there. However, Rhysand appears to have something up his sleeve when he tells Feyre shes to learn to read and write and to work on her mental shield, While we’re at the night court we meet a family member and sayer of my favourite line Morrigan. Morrigan (Mor) is a strong bold woman who has a dark past.

Feyre Goes back to Spring court and Tamlin makes her recite everything and is then not allowed to go anywhere without another shadow and the only person to talk to is Ianthe.

A few weeks pass and Feyre is back in the night court to read and book and passes the time but unfortunately, the time has come to return to the Spring Court where Tamlin is awaiting her arrival. He becomes possessive and takes Feyre back “home”. Tamlin is the type of person who needs control so while he is out on one of his escapes so he puts up a shield to keep Feyre in while everyone else is free to roam.

This is only the beginning. It gets waaaaay more interesting as it goes on.

I love this book. I love Rhysand. I love Mor. I love Feyre. This book truly made me feel happy after the first couple of chapters. Feyre is such a strong woman how dare Tamlin trap her for ”her own protection.” after underneath the mountain can’t you see Feyre can hold her own you tosser.

Sorry needed to get that out. I really don’t like him.

I adore that Rhys has helped Feyre develop into the strong woman he knows her to be especially with Mor and Amren in his inner circle. I love that Rhys has two personalities one for his friends and his secret city, and his other one for the court of nightmares where he has to show them he is a true ruler of the night court and someone that should be feared. He’s really just a pussycat.

The events in this book kept me going where I actually read from chapter three until the end of the book in one day along with sorting my children out. I couldn’t put it down.

The ending was fantastic. I honestly didn’t see that coming and it was truly amazing. I’m also happy to find out that there will be another three books in this series along with a court of Frost and Starlight which I’ve already preordered.

This book is defiantly worth the read and I liked this more than ACOTAR.

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