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

A Court of Mist and Fury
Author – Sarah J.Maas
Publishing – May 3rd 2016 by Bloomsbury Childrens Books
Genre – Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Format – Paperback
Pages – 626
Rating – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people.

Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms—and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future—and the future of a world cleaved in two.


*This book is the sequel to A Court of Thorns and Roses and may include some small spoilers… Read on at your own risk!*

Words cannot describe how this book made me feel. I loved it so much. The characters, the writing, the world-building – everything was perfect. This book was a drug for me. Even when I wasn’t reading it I was thinking about it. I just have so much to talk about I don’t even know where to start… this might be a long one!

Following the events A Court of Thorns and Roses, Feyre is now back in the Spring Court and is suffering from PTSD after she tore herself apart to save Tamlin, the Spring Court and Prythian. Facing Amarantha changed Feyre, but it also changed Tamlin. Now she is locked away in the Spring Court and stuck in an unhealthy relationship… until an unlikely saviour comes along. 

Something I really liked was how realistic this book was in regards to Feyre’s mental health. She went through hell Under the Mountain and had to do awful, unspeakable things in order to save those she loved. Maas really took the time to show how Feyre’s actions are now haunting her, not only whilst she is awake but also in the form of vivid nightmares. I also like how it takes the majority of this book for Feyre to come to terms with what happened and to really start healing. 

Being Under the Mountain also changed Tamlin. He became even more disgustingly misogynistic, emotionally abusive and unbearably over-protective. As you might have guessed, I am not exactly Tamlin’s number one fan. Rhysand however, could not be more different. Rhysand did some very questionable things in ACOTAR, but he really redeemed himself in this book. He honestly is perfect, and of course, it helps that he is gorgeous and powerful, but what I admire most is how he treats Feyre. He sees Feyre as his equal and treats her like nothing less. He also always gives Feyre a choice, never pushes her to do what she is not comfortable with and most importantly, he listens to her and her needs.

I just adore Rhysand so much. We really find out just how caring and loyal Rhysand is in this book. He will do anything to protect his family, friends and his people. I also LOVE Feyre… especially faery Feyre! Her character development has just been incredible. She has been through so much but she has remained kind-hearted, loyal and determined, and I am glad to see her starting to heal and starting to love. 

One of my favourite things about ACOMAF is being introduced to a new group of characters, known as Rhysand’s Inner Circle. My personal favourites are Amren and Azriel, they are slightly mysterious and they’re backstories are really interesting and I can’t wait to learn more about them and get to know them a little better.

I could go on and on, but I don’t want to spoil too much. I hate to sound biased but A Court of Mist and Fury was the perfect book for me. I loved being able to discover more of Prythian in this book and I absolutely fell in love with the Night Court. If you’re a fan of Sarah J.Maas and the Throne of Glass series, then I would definitely recommend starting this series, you’ll love it!


Have you read this series/book? What are your thoughts? Let me know in the comments so we can talk!

Thanks for reading x

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