*** Plot synapsis and review are spoilers for book 1, A Court of Thorns and Roses ***
Feyre is immortal.
After 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.
She must surrender her heart to heal a world torn in two.
Author: Sarah J. Maas | Publisher: Bloomsbury
“To the people who look at the stars and wish, Rhys.”
Rhys clinked his glass against mine. “To the stars who listen — and the dreams that are answered.”
OK, so A Court of Thorns and Roses was meh. It was fine. Feyre drove me nuts, but I dealt with it for the world-building. Well, I am SO glad that I stuck with this trilogy, because A Court of Mist and Fury was A GAZILLION TIMES BETTER. Such a good read. Engrossing, heart-wrenching, surprising, and exciting.
I continue to be impressed by the brave choices Sarah J. Maas has made in this trilogy so far. To make Feyre such a sexual character in a YA novel, to make statements about sex and sexual abuse in the way she does, to break with the typical plot of a YA fantasy romance. To make us think we want one thing, and then to convince us to change our minds completely — and for very good reason. It’s super impressive.
I’m going to keep this review short, as I usually do with the second book of a trilogy, but I loved this one and can’t want to find out how it will all end.