Book 2 in A Court of Thorns and Roses
Published: 2016 by Bloomsbury Publishing
Rating: 5 stars
This book is perfection. All the perfection. This was my third read of this book, and I’ll tell you it’s definitely not going to be my last.
There are not enough words to express my love for this series, this book world and its characters.
Sarah J Maas is a queen, she never ceases to amaze me with this book and the more I re read them, the more I love them. Some stories you just never get sick of reading and this series is definitely one of them.
This book essentially picks up where A Court of Thorns and Roses left off, but as we read in the early stages we learn that it has been a year since those horrors from Under the Mountain took place.
I instantly felt my heart ache for Feyre, she felt so trapped at the Spring Court, Tamlin is so protective of her, so she’s hardly allowed out the house, for his fear of something happening to her, yet he can’t see that this is causing all the more damage to her.
I want to keep this vague to avoid spoilers, but let’s just say we have a wedding crasher of the finest specimen. And it’s at The Night Court where Feyre starts to heal slowly and realise that she is her own person and doesn’t have to listen to Tamlin.
It’s also here that she meets Rhys’s Inner Circle, Mor and Amren, his first and second in command; both such wicked, sassy and fabulous ladies, though I’m itching to know what Amren’s true form is. And Azriel and Cassian, I love every one of the Inner Circle and I think they’re all precious. Each of the Circle members compliment one another, and they are like a family, their bond and loyalty to one another is always awe inspiring.
In this book, we find out some truths; both amazing and horrific, so it’s definitely sufficed to say that this book is a game changer in all the ways. I remember reading it for the first time and thinking ‘wow, what is happening. I couldn’t believe what I was reading, and I had to re read that page for things to sink in.’
I definitely felt similar experiences, even re reading for a third time, even though I knew what was coming, I still had chills at several scenes.
Every character has such an integral part to play, it’s amazing how they are all woven together. What we think we know from Book 1 is just tipped on it’s shoulder and we’re knocked out of the park with what book 2 reveals.
Again, trying to keep it spoiler free, but the scene where two characters finally realise they’re mated is exceptionally beautiful. I’m sure you who have read the book know what scene I mean but it never fails to hit me right in the feels, neither does it’s previous chapter where we learn the backstory of one characters’ side of the bond.
Feyre definitely remains one of my all time favourite fictional heroines. She steps up so much in this book; it is amazing how much she has gone through, how much she goes through and her role at the VERY end still stays in my mind!
So many scenes in this book stay in my mind as my all time favourites, and oh gosh I’ll never tire of re visiting this beauty.
“To the stars that listen, and the dreams that are answered”
And that concludes my review! Thanks for reading!