SPOILER FREE REVIEW
Synopsis (Taking From Goodreads.com):
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.
Goodreads Rating: 4.77/5 Stars
My Rating: 5/5 Stars
The first thing I did when I finished this book was set it down, blankly looked around at the room around me, and tried to calm the feelings that were bombarding me. Sarah J Maas is the killer of feelings – and I love it. (If you haven’t picked up a Sarah book yet, then WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH YOUR LIFE? I know I’m kicking myself for not reading her books until this year because I ate them up.)
I don’t think there are any combinations of words that can describe how much I love this book. It came in the mail the week before my finals, so I wasn’t able to start reading it until I was on the train and heading to BookCon. And then I took my time reading it – usually my anticipated book reads only take me a matter of days to read, but I took my time with reading it and I’m super happy that I did that. It gave me more time to process the plot and truly admire the character development that Sarah gave us.
My favorite part of the book was watching the main character, Feyre, evolve into a force to be reckoned with. I know that’s a staple that is seen in YA fiction, but Sarah took it in a different angle, which was refreshing. We saw Feyre riding a roller coaster of emotions and evolution – we saw her as a strong female lead from the first book, to someone who was broken by what had happened, to someone who healed and became stronger than she was before. If you want a story about sacrifice and healing from the past, this book is definitely the book for you.
Besides the character development, the world that Sarah has created in this trilogy is breath taking. (Then again, I am very biased towards faeries and elves.) The world is named Prynthian and is divided by a wall that separates the faeries from the humans. But the faeries. They are all separated into various courts that is defined by the individual seasons and phases of the days. In addition, the faeries have their own class divisions. It makes for a very diverse world that creates its own conflicts.
Also, I absolutely loved the plot of this book. Everything blended well together – the main and subplot lines – and as always, Sarah was amazing when it came to her plot twist! And the themes. The themes. Literally, there was not one aspect about this book that I did not like. I wish that I could write like Sarah does – everything works in one cohesive unit that never fails to enrapture my attention.
A Court of Thorns and Roses (Trilogy)
- A Court of Thorns and Roses
- A Court of Mist and Fury
“I’m thinking that I was a lonely, hopeless person, and I might have fallen in love with the first thing that showed me a hint of kindness and safety. And I’m thinking maybe he knew that—maybe not actively, but maybe he wanted to be that person for someone. And maybe that worked for who I was before. Maybe it doesn’t work for who—what I am now.”
― Sarah J. Maas,