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Buddy Read: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas


A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas 
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2
Genre: Romance | Fantasy 
Age Range: New Adult
Format: 
Paperback, 626 pages
Source:
My Copy
Published on May 3rd 2016 by Bloomsbury Childrens Books
Sarah J. Maas: 
Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Contains some spoilers

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.


A Court of Mist and Fury is the second book from ACOTAR series I’m buddy reading with my writer friend Selene Kallan

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

Feyre has gone through a lot since we started this journey and she didn’t have an easy life to begin with. She’s not even human and anymore and has to deal with all that comes with it besides her nightmares. She begins to understand how miserable she was in Tamlin’s court and I just love the growth her character goes through this huge book. She always thought about how she wasn’t good enough but now she realizes her worth: she’s a survivor and strong. She wouldn’t and couldn’t be broken or tamed.

Tamlin is not perfect by all means. I never really liked him but I still understand his need to keep Feyre safe. He goes it by all the wrong ways, of course. Unfortunately for him, he doesn’t realize this until it’s too late. That doesn’t mean I hate him. I actually think he deserves his redemption arc more than Nesta does. He just wasn’t right for our heroine. 

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

Suddenly some Rhysand and Feyre content! I think we can all agree that Rhys is the superior love interest. He has always wanted Feyre to make her own choices, no matter how they affect him. I love the fact that Feyre thinks that they are the same even before they get together. Did anyone else get such Klaroline vibes from that? Rhysand is not only handsome but strong and selfless but he still didn’t feel good enough.

I even forgot how much I liked the inner circle! I’d love to have Amren with her own book. I just love her character. There’s not one character from Rhys’ friends that I didn’t like in this book.

The scene between Feyre and Lucien made me almost cry. I’m happy Feyre finally showed how she felt but I can’t really blame him for siding with Tamlin. He saved Lucien and they have know each other much longer than he has known Feyre.

I still hate Nesta. She really wouldn’t have helped Feyre after everything she did to her while growing up if it wasn’t for Elain. All because she was worried about what people thought. I just find her so vain and proud. Feyre deserves at least the same treatment as she gives Elain.

I still quite enjoyed this read but it didn’t quite light me up like it used to. I enjoyed the slow burn but it might be because I read so much romance books these days that I was expecting more of it. Instead we get a lot of action which is great for people who enjoy those but I’m not one of them.

Rating
4 stars

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