Tuesday, July 12, 2016

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

Title: A Court of Mist and Fury (ACOTAR #2)
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Released May 3, 2016
Borrowed from Friend
Rating: 4.5/5.0


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 (Summary from Goodreads).


Sorry I've been MIA lately...After coming back home from my two weeks in Texas, it took a bit of adjusting to working two jobs and still read.  I was getting into some other hobbies, so my limited time was being spent elsewhere. 

Also, I want to mention my grandmother - one of the people in my life that greatly inspired me to read. She passed away a couple weeks ago.  Every time I pick up a book I think about her.

I finished this book about there weeks ago, but due to all of the above I haven't been posting much. Tomorrow I will post my TBR for July.

Onto my review!  If you guys remember, I practically LOATHED A Court of Thorns and Roses and I thought, "There is no way in hell I am going to read the next book." Well, my friend made a little deal with me. I read A Court of Mist and Fury (ACOMAF) and she will read a book of my choice. Since I thought I would be suffering, I made her read a book she could suffer through, too.  While I love The Lunar Chronicles, my friend did not particularly care for Cinder. Hence, I'm making her read Scarlet.

Most of the things that bothered me in ACOTAR (I made a list in my review) did not occur nearly as often in ACOMAF. In fact, SMJ's writing greatly improved from ACOTAR and ACOMAF. One characteristic of her books is the female main character not staying with a guy for long. In SMJ's other series Throne of Glass, it was ridiculous. I felt that the most stupid shit would break up my ship. In ACOMAF, however, it actually made sense for why Tamlin became an ass and for Feyre to end up with Rhys.

My friend told me she has read online that Rhysand is endgame, which means I can freely ship the ship without fear. YAY

I gave this 4.5 stars because the main plot of evil king raising an army did not take my interest 100%.  It felt a little too similar to Throne of Glass. But that is really the only thing that bothered me...a HUGE improvement from ACOTAR.  With nice little twists throughout, this book was as good as SMJ's first two Throne of Glass books (the only ones of that series that I liked).

One more thing, I suggest this book for more mature YA readers...some sex scenes are too graphic for younger teens.
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