A Court Of Wings And Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3
Genre: Romance | Fantasy
Age Range: Young Adult
Format: Paperback, 699 pages
Source: My Copy
Published on May 2nd 2017 by Bloomsbury Childrens Books
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This review contains some spoilers
Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s manoeuvrings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit – and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well.
As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords – and hunt for allies in unexpected places.
I read this book first time last year but I wanted to reread the whole series before reading ACOFAS and I’m glad that I did. I had forgotten few important details. Last year I gave it five stars but I had to take one star away because I didn’t enjoy it as much this time around.
I enjoyed this book but all the talk about the war and fighting went a little out of my head. It might be because English isn’t my first language but I’m more interested in fluff and whatever is happening between the characters.
I really liked to find out what happened while Feyre was back in the Spring Court with Tamlin. I know there’s a lot of people who feel bad for Tamlin and that Feyre was unfair to him, but I’m not one of them. Tamlin did a lot of bad things (I still can’t believe that he sold his best friend to the woman, that he knew Lucien wanted to avoid at all cost) and what happened at the Spring Court wasn’t her fault. Tamlin shouldn’t have listened to Ianthe instead of his people. It doesn’t matter if they were speaking the truth or not, he should’ve at least listened to them. If he had, Feyre wouldn’t have been able to turn his court against him.
I know a lot of people adore Nesta but honestly I can’t stand her. It’s not just her bitchy attitude to Cassian but she doesn’t seem to care about anyone besides Elain. There were few scenes, where she was nice to Cassian and Feyre but I’m just sick of her. She acts like Feyre has no idea what she’s going through, when Feyre is the one who was turned before she and Elain was. I know she and Cassian are mates but I think he deserves better and he should’ve been mates with– I don’t know Tamlin?
Let’s talk a little about the whole Lucien/Elain/Azriel thingy. Azriel has helped Elain a lot and she feels more comfortable around him than Lucien. I think they’re cute together and it would be nice, if not all mates ended up together. But– yes, there’s a but here; mates are supposed to be very rare so it would be weird if Azriel would just forget abot that and starts courting Elain. Besides that he still isn’t over Mor. After saying all this, I just wanna say that I wouldn’t that much if Azriel and Elain did happen. I like Lucien a lot and he deserves more than to be in a relationship where Elain just ignores him.
Mor coming out is still confusing to me. Is she bi or gay? I mean: she said she prefers females but she doesn’t really seem to enjoy being with males. I just don’t get why she never told her family and friends the truth, especially Azriel. She could’ve just let the guy out of his misery and told the truth. It just feels weird that they should be so close and she has lived so long, but she never came out because she was afraid how her dad would react. Yes, because they’re so close.
I’d really like it if the next book had more of Helion and Tarquin. I love Rhysand, Azriel, Cassian and Lucien but I want to know more about these guys too. I’m also exited how Helion and Lucien are going to react to each other in the future.
So, I had few problems with the book but I still really enjoyed it! I heard ACOFAS has a lot of fluff so I can’t wait to read it.