|A Court of Mist and Fury by|
Sarah J. Maas
pub 5/3/16 by Bloomsbury
New Adult - Fantasy
I won't say much about the plot of the book because one, spoilers are evil and two, it's best to approach ACOMAF with an open mind. It picks up shortly after ACOTAR takes place and Feyre is adjusting to life in the Spring Court with Tamlin as a High Fae. She's uncomfortable in her own skin and deeply scarred by the events that occurred under the mountain. Not to mention there's still the deal she made with Rhys to spend a week with him each month in the feared Night Court. From that alone, I know what everyone is wondering and thinking and assuming. And all I can say is, don't. Don't wonder or think or question. Just read it. If you love Maas' books and writing as much as I do, you won't be disappointed. I wasn't. In fact, I have been experiencing the biggest book hangover since!
There were just so many things I loved about this book. First and foremost, Feyre. Always. Even though she's always been a force of nature, there's been this sad and lonely side to her. That's explored even more in ACOMAF as she looks backs on her human life, adjusts to being a Fae and is plagued by everything she had to do to save Tamlin and his people. It's a journey of self-discovery as she decides who she wants to be now. Along with that were the strong feminist undertones as Feyre, and the other women around her, continually fought against convention. It's extremely empowering. Not to mention I appreciated the men who stood by those women. Which leads to me to my other love: Rhys and his friends at the Night Court. Yes, Rhys holds Feyre to the bargain and yes, it is actually awesome. I adored his friends and the camaraderie between them all. And I fell in love with Rhys too. (Trust me, no one is more shocked than me.) And the last thing I need to mention, be prepared for some major swooning and feels. But that's all I'll say about that!
Do I recommend?So much yes! Honestly, if I didn't stop myself this review could easily go on for 3 or 4 more paragraphs but there's a lot I purposely didn't say. I just hope my love for this book shows and you will pick it up ASAP. And when you finish.. I hope you'll reach out to me on Twitter so we can fangirl together!