Book Review : A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

Genre : Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance
Page : 626 pages
Published : 3rd May 2016

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.

“There are good days and hard days for me—even now. Don’t let the hard days win.”

The first book is good.

But this sequel is freaking amazing.

You could say the first book is just a warm up story to this amazing sequel.

The story continues as Feyre returned to the Spring Court. Hoping to put all the past and nightmare behind, Feyre once again return to the side of Tamlin. Life goes on and the intimacy between Tamlin and Feyre are growing deeper. They are even engage and planned to tied the knot once and for all. If the first book is describing how strong and tough Feyre is, then you might want to start preparing yourself to read how will Feyre and along with other characters healed their broken souls for the haunting trauma of the past. In this book, we are going to understand more about the characters, or should I say, the true colours of the characters – in this case, their approached to their haunting past.

I love how the story start with perfect life like everyone could wished for. Slowly yet surely, the story introduced the characters development and struggles in handling the trauma of their haunting past. It was not told in a paragraph but it was told in an enchanting storytelling way that made you attached more to the characters and made you see a whole new side of the characters.

Since there are the troubles facing the past and the true colours of the characters are showing, things are hardly normal again. Even for both Tamlin and Feyre. Aside from introducing the whole new side of the characters, the story also spice up with the rocky relationships and attraction from characters to characters. For those who have read Court of Thorns and Roses, do you remember the almighty Rhysand? Yep. I am head over heels for the guy.

For those who haven’t read the book, let me start of with introducing Rhysand. For Fae who do not have close acquaintance with Rhysand, he is known as one vicious man with power who shows no mercy. I believe every readers will also feel his threatening entrance when he first made an appearance to the book. As Tamlin and Feyre are having hard time going back normal, Feyre found herself trapped in the realm of Rhysand for the need to fulfil her agreement with the powerful High Lord back in Amarantha’s clutches.

The exiting part? As Feyre spends her time with Rhysand and letting herself falls in deeper to his circle of life including lifestyle and friendships, she finds out that Rhysand is not like what he looked like on the surface. He is surprisingly compassionate and thoughtful. Moreover, He always has his way with words which sometimes lead to an endless bickering with the stubborn Feyre. In the book later on, readers will also found out that Rhysand actually kept his city hidden from the world in order to ensure their safety and prosperity. The hidden city in which I grow fond of – Velaris. I am in wonder reading the dream city full of hope and happiness.

The first book has taken me venturing Spring Court and now, the sequel has taken me exploring the Night Court which turns out to be more beautiful and has very different profile and culture from Spring Court. Including the Fae and the govern system. Night Court is beautiful but the hidden Velaris is wonderful. The way it was describe made me wished to visit and hope for the existence of the city.

One thing I find it lacking in the story is the main issues of the book. In the first book, we have Amarantha to be defeated. In the second book, what is intact in my mind after I finished the read is the characters development, not the major issue they’re facing – defeating King of Hybern from breaking the wall border of human and Fae. I mean, yes, the story was there but what pop out the most to me is the growth of the characters new side and bonding throughout the journey. Anyhow, I love the book.

In Court of Mist and Fury, I realised the circles are broaden. There are many new characters like Morrigan, Amren, Azriel and Cassian – Fae in Rhysand’s circles and eventually Feyre circles, who will also set place in readers heart. Both Feyre’s sisters – Nesta and Ellain will also have major breakthrough in the book. I think that’s all I can say to not spoiled every single plot of the book. Obviously, the are way more to expect in the book. You are not going to see the end of my review if you let me rant everything. Aside from the mixed reviews whether the book is worth it or nah, I just hope you decided to continue reading this series. Who knows you might have to add another fictional boyfriend ( *cough Rhysand cough*to your already full list.

“To the stars who listen— and the dreams that are answered.”

Author : Celine

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