Book Review: A Court of Mist and Fury – Sarah J. Maas

Hello.

This book review is overdue since I reread ACOMAF which was back in April or May or something.

I never managed to write up ACOMAF because I finished ACOWAR so quickly that I had no time to write up ACOMAF.

And then I just didn’t have the time.

And now I have too much time on my hands because I have another 30 minutes before class.

Caution: mild spoilers!


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Name: A Court of Mist and Fury
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date: May 3, 2016

 Synopsis

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.


Book Cover Comments

I absolutely love the shade of blue used in ACOMAF’s cover. It also adds to the Night Court element, and Feyre’s warrior like outfit is to die for. Also, i spy a tattoo.


The Actual Review

Five months later and here I am trying to write a review on a reread that was read five months ago. Oh, how time flies.

No one was my master— but I might be master of everything, if I wished. If I dared.

I remember the first time I read ACOMAF, I slightly stumbled along the way because I didn’t expect the path change in terms of how the ships went. I understood why Sarah made that decision but never sort of accepted it due to the way of how I read books and “cast” my characters.

“I would have torn apart the world to get you back.”

During the beginning of ACOMAF, Feyre is trying her best to adopt to her new life of being immortal and being full fae, but at the same time, repression and inequality brews in the Spring Court, and that’s where Tamlin starts receiving a shit ton of bad nicknames. Sarah really wanted to boost the concept of a healthy relationship by having Tamlin as a contrast role, discussing the issues of a non-healthy relationship. However, I think that is the case because Tamlin was just so broken from Amarantha.

But I would glow—for him, I’d glow. For my own future, I’d glow.

I believe that no one is alike, and Tamlin’s sufferings will never compare to that of Rhys, but I’m sorry to inform you, dear reader, that I do have a soft spot for Tamlin.

I was not a pet, not a doll, not an animal.
I was a survivor, and I was strong.
I would not be weak, or helpless again
I would not, could not be broken. Tamed.

Feyre later on travels to the Night Court back and forth, and permanently stays in the Night Court. Both Feyre and Rhys continue to have a brewing relationship, and as they understand each other more, I notice that by being beside each other and communicating, the two are secretly healing each other.

“To the stars who listen— and the dreams that are answered.” 

We also get to meet Rhys suicide squad, a.k.a. the Inner Circle of the Night Court. The members of the inner circle are all so baddass, I just can’t. If I could, I’d have all of them for brothers and sisters even if it means getting annoyed everyday. But their loyalty to Rhys is something that I found very, beautiful. Despite the years of ups and downs that they’ve had and all they’ve been through, they believe in their leader.

“There are good days and hard days for me—even now. Don’t let the hard days win.”

The city of dreams, Velaris, is absolutely gorgeous. This is where part of the Night Court is, and the most frequent spot that we’ll be visiting. Velaris is basically a city of rainbows as well, and I can just imagine it as a simple village with the mood like hanging tons of fairy lights in a garden. The secret behind Velaris, the construction of it and the purpose of Velaris really brings out the charm in Rhys, and the charm in the Night Court, what makes it so special, and naturally why Feyre and us readers are attracted to it.

And all around us, as if the world itself were indeed falling apart, stars rained down.

As fae, Feyre also needs to learn the new powers that she has gained after she is now immortal. Its super cool to know that Feyre has basically so many different types of power. Like, this is the fantasy girl that i want: someone who has basically any abilities. Ok putting that aside, these powers also helps build the relationship and bond between Feyre and Rhys, as well as the Inner Circle.

I became darkness, shadow, and wind.

You’ll also get to see a lot of revelations in ACOMAF, in which all of them are mind blowing. Especially after you get to PART 3, THE HOUSE OF XXXX (yes i forgot i’m sorry). There’s a huge secret that Rhys already knew, and that Feyre is about to find out, and what happens in the end? Well if you haven’t read the book go read it yourself, but if you’ve read it:

;)

Ah yes the kisses and the smut.
I LOVE IT.
No I’m not going to deny the fact that I do enjoy these intimate scenes. To me, they really represent the bond flowing through the hearts and minds of two people, and the passion they share for each other…
Credz to animes that I’ve watched as a child, romanticising romance so much that I have a soft spot for romance in books :)

“I want you to know… that I am broken and healing, but every piece of my heart belongs to you.”

Really, by the time you get to the end of ACOMAF, you can’t wait to pick up ACOWAR and just read it. The end of ACOMAF I would say is as devastating as Empire of Storms. Innocent people gets dragged into this whole drama while the dangers continue to rise in the kingdom of Hybern.

“You forgot that strength, and that you can burn and become darkness, and grow claws. You forgot. You stopped fighting.”

A Court of Mist and Fury was just an emotional rollercoaster ride. I really enjoyed it the first time I read it, and I enjoyed it even more the second time I read it. There was just a lot of feels and emotions, many realisations and healing.

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Joanne is the narcissistic founder of her book blog, Joanne Lumiere. Born and raised in Hong Kong, this 18 year old brat is currently attending college in Los Angeles, and still doesn't know how to read books with sophistication, and yet she runs a blog.

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