Thursday, July 14, 2016

[Non-Spoiler & Spoiler] A Court of Mist & Fury by Sarah J. Maas

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Page Count: 640
Published on: May 3, 2016

Published by: Bloomsbury
Genre(s): Fantasy, YA, Romance, High Fantasy, Adventure,
Source: Hardback
Age Rating: PG-17 - explicit sexual content WARNING

Where To Find ItGoodreads // Amazon

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My Rating: 10/5 stars










Goodreads synopsis:

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.



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Hey, guys!

     Holy crap guys! This book was absolutely fantastic! This will definitely be one of my all-time favorite books. This book is ART! I couldn't put this book down! Trust me when I say that I don't give this high of a rating lightly. This book exceeded my expectations and it lived up to the hype that the bookish community gave it. A Court Of Mist & Fury has been one of my most anticipated 2016 releases ever since I read A Court Of Thorns & Roses last June. Sarah J. Maas is a masterful writer. Her characters are so wonderfully developed and their emotions were so real and raw. Words cannot express how much I adore this book...but I'm going to try. Three pages of notes, don't let me down!

      I'm not sure how SJM successfully changed my allegiance to my ship with one book, but she did. Feysand is my ultimate ship now. Rhysand is such a fantastic character. He's so dynamic and raw. I adore everything about him. His role in this book was wonderfully done and I can't wait to see where book three goes. I can't wait to find out more about Velaris, the spy stuff, Cassian, Mor & Az, the relationship between the Night Court and the Summer Court, the three queens, how Tamlin treats Feyre, Elaine & Nesta, and Lucien. 

This has also been called a retelling of the Hades and Persephone myth, but when I read it I would only call the first 150 pages a retelling because the rest was something completely original.

There are definitely some rated R scenes in this book, so I don't really recommend this book to a younger audience. If you're younger than 16 then....ask your parents?

      I adored this book. I may be my favorite book that I've read this year. I can't wait to read the third book. If I could give this book a rating it would be 5 stars...no it would be 10 stars .. out of 5 stars.


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      This book had a lot of aspects to it that were great messages for people in relationships. Feyre had to realize that the first man who loves her may not be the only option. She had to realize that after she returned from Under the Mountain, she wasn't the same person that she was before. Tamlin treated her like she would break if she was even outside. He ignored her needs and neglected to consider her mental and physical well-being. If your significant other can't help support and love you through the bad times, then they don't deserve to love you through the good times.

     Rhysand was definitely my favorite character in this book...it may be my huge crush on him...it may be because he's my newest book boyfriend..you read between the lines ;). He was there for Feyre when no one else was. He also didn't force her to love him. Their relationship was very natural and the banter between them was very hilarious to read. Their magical "texting" was really hilarious. I loved the banter between them throughout the book, though, not just their texting sessions. While Rhys would be helping Feyre hone and perfect her powers, they would be fighting half the time and it was just really funny to watch because I was just muttering the whole time "they're so in love....just kiss already!"


     Tamlin's character was so frustrating. At first his characters shift was quite abrupt, but if one compares his personality in the first book to the second, you'd realize that it's not too far fetched. His protecting and His actions, actually, weren't very surprising. They were a bit jarring at first, but when you compare his attitude towards Feyre in ACOTAR, especially towards the end, his behavior didn't surprise me. 

     The there are many difference between Tamlin and Rhy's attitudes towards how Feyre should deal with her PTSD. Tamlin wanted her to conceal her powers and feelings, stay inside, and don't take any chances in getting hurt. He didn't want to meet her half way. Feyre and Tamlin dealt with their problems all wrong, but even when Feyre started to turn to him for emotional help, he refused to talk to her and refused to talk about what he needed too. Rhys could tell there was something wrong through the bond. When Feyre called out for help through the bond for help, he came and took her away..on two occasions. He taught her to read and write and to protect herself. He taught her to love herself and to take care of herself. He wanted her to heal and to be the best person she could be. 

I love how SJM added more characters to the story. I loved Morrigan, Cassian, Azriel, and Amren. They were all so different, but I fell in love with each of their characters. I can't wait to read more about Cassian's wings and Azriel & Mor's relationship. I really really ship Nesta and Cassian as well. I can't wait to see if that ship sails. I almost ship Lucien and Elaine too... I can't wait to see what happens next.

Little comments about the book:

  • Tamlin literally needs therapy. He needs help. He just bugs me now. 
  • Lucien needs to reconsider his loyalties...I'm mean seriously! Help Feyre out! She was withering away!
  • Feyre is going to be a total badass in ACOTR #3! I cannot wait!
  • Velaris is so beautiful! I cannot wait to read about it again. When they were defending Velaris from King Hybern I was literally on the edge of my seat! I refused to put my book down. It also represented the change in Feyre.
  • The mating ceremony! I was crying! Holy crap! Chapter 55! 
  • Oh the whole ring ordeal with the Weaver! I was cracking up when I found out what that was about. 
  • I really hope that The Night Court fixes relations with the Summer Court. I really liked Tarquin's character. 
  • I'd also like to know more about the other courts. The map in the book was a really nice touch. It was nice to know where they were going and what they were talking about.
  • During the StarFall celebration, I got all of the warm and fuzzy feelings. I loved Feyre and Rhy's interaction
  • The throne scene...enough said...
  • I can't wait to learn more about Amren. She was such a new and original character. She might be a vampire, but probably not..I doubt it.
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I'm sure there's more that I left out, but if you can't tell, I really love this book. There wasn't really anything that I didn't love. I highly recommend this book!


Favorite Character: Rhysand
Least Favorite Character: King Hybern
Ship(s): Feysand, Lucien x Elaine, Nesta x Cassian, Mor x Az

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This book was absolutely wonderful. I cannot wait to read the next book. I desperately need an ARC of the third book. I can't wait to see what the title and cover art will be. If you'd like to witness my all of my fangirl-y posts about this book, then follow me on Tumblr! I probably reblog more fanart than I should... 

Until next time y'all!
Happy Reading!
Olivia
~LivTheBookNerd~
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