Book 2 in the A Court of Thorns and Roses series
Published in 2016 by Bloomsbury
5 out of 5 stars
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.
Okay, so it’s truth that ACOMAF is one of my all time favourite books, SJM one of my all time favourite authors: I just finished this book for a fourth time, and I feel like there’s nothing I can add about the perfection that is this book, that hasn’t already been said; so I thought I’d include my past 3 reviews for this book below. Each of which contain massive spoilers, so don’t read on unless you’ve read ACOTAR and ACOMAF.
My first review:
I’m speechless. Queen Maas has done it again. That book is a massive roller coaster ride of feelings and emotions and pain. Oh, my feelings. But I feel so alive and invigorated ❤ I feel fierce!
OMG the pain of Tamlin being a TRAITOR?!?! And Rhys and Feyre being mates ? They are so damn perfect and beautiful together it actually hurts. She is his equal and my god they are an OTP of mine. And Lucien being Elain’s made me squee too. The whole book, like its predecessor, is just so freaking magical. Definitely one of my all time favourite series, and this is one of my all time favourite books. Like ever. I cannot thank Queen Maas enough for this epic book world. I want to live in the Night Court. Not much to ask, is it?? :O Feyre is seriously, like Aelin/Celaena, another of my book best friends ❤ and might I say Rhys is another book boyfriend of mine *dies* ❤
I need book 3. Now. Omg. The wait is on. And I need to start QoS but I have to wait til I finish Winter. Aaaah.
My Second Review:
Omg this book is life. It is everything. This smashed everything we thought we knew in book 1, and my gosh it was so much better. Rhys is life. Him and Feyre are my all time favourite YA fantasy pair. Their relationship is so beautiful, and I love how it evolves and deepens throughout the book. Maas writes exquisitely, it was heaven to read all over again, and I have all sorts of theories for the third book. Which I need, like now.
My Third Review:
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.
That is all. ❤
But, now, as I type away, I will add that few books continue to constantly move and impact me the more I re read them; however, A Court of Mist and Fury is definitley an exception. This book still made me laugh, cry, sigh and feel. Everything about this book is freaking perfection and it is something I love and appreciate it even more every time I re read it! I will never not need this book in my life, and I’m definitley going to begin my ACOWAR re read asap. A Court of Frost and Starlight is one of my most anticipated reads this year! *grabby hands*.
I’ll leave it there; until next time, happy reading 🤗