Title: A Court of Mist and Fury (ACOTAR #2)
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Daniela’s rating: 5 stars
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.
Note: if you haven’t read the first book, this might contain some spoilers. So, I recommend you go, get yourself a copy of ACOTAR if only so you can read this WONDERFUL book.
OH MY GOD.
OH MY GOD!!!! Wow, this book was just so PERFECT in its own flawed way. I can say I love this series way more than Throne of Glass, and I love TOG. But this? This was BRILLIANT.
I spent the whole day reading and reading. I couldn’t put it down for a second, because WHY THE HELL WOULD I? I needed to see this through, needed to see what was going to happen to these characters.
I started this book the second I finished the first one. And I swear, after finishing it, I had to rethink my rating of the first, because if this was 5 stars, then the first one couldn’t be, since this one was clearly a thousand times better. And I mean that in a good way, because the first one was GOOD.
So, you know about everything that happened Under The Mountain. You saw the cruelty that was done to the habitants of Prythian. You saw what happened to Feyre and to Tamlin and to Lucien and everyone around her. But mostly, you saw Feyre fight. You saw her give everything she had and then some for the one she loved. And then you saw her break. But you also saw a saviour in disguise. You saw someone risk a lot by helping her stand up, by helping her heal, by helping her do what she needed. Why? Only he knew that.
Now Feyre is back at Spring Court, but after everything, she can’t seem to find her way back. Back to Tamlin, back to her home or what she thought was her home. She feels trapped because what happened to her changed her to her very core. She was completely and forever changed, and there wasn’t a way to go back to what she had been before. No, now she had to be something else, but she just couldn’t. She couldn’t get out, she couldn’t let herself be what she had become. No one would let her be. She needed out. Out of that house. Out of Tamlin and his court. Out of that guilt that was eating her from the inside. And so appeared once again, Rhysand, High Lord of the Court of Nightmares, only to claim what was owed to him.
I have two kinds of nightmares: the ones when I’m again Amarantha’s whore or my friends are… and the ones where I hear your neck snap and see the light leave your eyes.
Feyre had lost all faith in her and those that surrounded her, so when she starts giving herself a chance to get out of all that crap, I can see the fighting girl that I liked in the first book. Although, there are times that her stubbornness and willing to fight gets a bit frustrating. She’s still kind of a kid when it comes to certain situations and I just can’t wait to see her grow into the mature faerie she’s supposed to be.
Rhysand, darling. You took me by surprise and that’s pretty much all I can say right now. Oh, and I love you. I love you more than Rowan 😉
“Say it again.”
This book changed my entire view on the story. I can’t begin to describe something that is beyond words. You must see it for yourself. So this is all I’m going to say: loving a High Lord comes with a price but one that is completely worth it, if the bond is strong enough.
The characters in this book opened my eyes in a whole new way and made me realise that what I thought was true was just a bunch of crap, given to me because I was partially blinded by the kindness that was too good to be true. The sacrifices that are made, they count, every single one of them, and the lack of actions speak volumes.
I just can’t wait to see this entire thing unfold. I can’t wait to see them all wield that power they all have, know their history and where they come from and where they’re going. And I swear, I’m shoving these books into my friends throats now until they read them. I will force everyone to read the first one, if only so they can read THIS one in particular, because everything, EVERYTHING is worth it if it will lead you to this.