Title: A Court of Wings and Ruin
Author: Sarah J Maas
Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s maneuverings 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.
Warning: Please don’t read this if you haven’t read ACOTAR or ACOMAF!
As with all Sarah J. Maas books that I have bought from Book Depository, I was lucky enough to receive my copy 5 days early meaning that I managed to get a head start on reading this book. I wasn’t even planning on reading it when I received it due to May being the busiest month of the Uni year and because my dissertation was due on the 4th May – this book was released on the 2nd. As it turned out, I was ahead of schedule with my dissertation and I wanted a little bit of time to myself so I started reading it when it arrived. I ended up finishing it just after 1am on its release date, so I’d say I was pretty successful in completing it before its release.
Sooo A Court of Wings and Ruin is the phenomenal book following the amazing ACOMAF and is the third book in the A Court of Thorns and Roses series. I thankfully only finished ACOMAF earlier this year, so my wait was quite short and thank god. This book was insanely good and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Fun fact: I kept calling this book A Court of War and Ruin instead of its proper name which I think is because it’s ACOWAR! I’ve kind of stopped now, but sometimes I catch myself saying it..
How to describe this book? Well, I still don’t have words, almost 2 months later. It was phenomenal and I loved it, plain and simply. I feel like we’ve had a really good opportunity to see Feyre really came into herself and from seeing her in ACOTAR to ACOWAR, she has really come into her own, matured and is a force to be reckoned with.
When reading this book, obviously it heavily features the Night Court’s Inner Circle. As we are already familiar with the characters, it was great to go back in to ACOWAR and see how they are doing. Two characters that really stood out to me and have become firm favourites are Mor and Amren. I feel as if they are both just so important to the story, but also that they are interesting! I am also a huge fan of Nesta and Cassian and as there are more ACOTAR books coming out, but not focusing on Feyre, I’m hoping that one focuses on either Nesta or Cassian. I also like Elain and Azriel, although they are both characters that are quite quiet, although there are parts when Azriel stands out more. I also like Lucien in this book although there were parts where I felt that a little iffy about him.
Now onto my faves, Feyre and Rhysand. So as everyone knows, Rhysand is lovely and I absolute love him. He is so sweet and protective, but not overbearing and I love that he gives Feyre freedom and opportunity to do what she wants and needs to do. This is what helps to make their relationship work. There no one that stands out as the boss as it’s a joint effort, and that how relationships should be. Rhysand is fab, basically and you can really see the contrast between Rhysand and Feyre’s previous lover, Tamlin. As I mentioned a little bit earlier, Feyre really came into her own in this book and we really see more of her priorities, such as her family, romantic relationship, friendships and as the High Lady of the Night Court. I also especially think she is a wonderfully strong character, as demonstrated by the beginning chapters of the book. Feyre really owns her want for revenge. She really is a strong, fierce but also emotional character and I think Sarah really has created such a good character with Feyre.
Now I know a few people I’ve seen have sympathised with Tamlin in this novel, however I still personally hate him. He is still abusive and just a general butthead. It’s sad that this novel had to have even one scene with him in, but I understand why he had to be in this book more. That does not mean I like him in any way though. Oh, and I absolutely hate Ianthe. I also used to hate Jurian, but he has grown on me through out reading this book.
There were features of other characters too, including what I’d call more ‘mythical’ characters. We also got to hear more about the other Courts and get to know the High Lord’s that occupy them which was super interesting! I also found the battle front to be interesting and I really enjoyed the scenes that featured battle. I think this book just really packed in a whole load of different emotions, from anger to happiness, to sadness to frustration.
Following on from the battle scenes, the ending was super dramatic and hit me directly in the feels, which is exactly what I expected, but was definitely a satisfying one. It dealt with a lot of elements such as loss, love and friendship and all in all, I felt like this was a fabulous book to conclude Feyre’s journey.
To be honest, this book was like a whirlwind and took me for a wild ride but I loved it and it was amazing and deserves more than 5 stars. I can’t even decide which series I like better out of Sarah J. Maas’ two series currently out as they’re both unique and interesting in their own way. I definitely feel like this is more mature in comparison. It’s a tough decision!
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