A Court Of Mist And Fury by Sarah J. MaasA Court Of Mist And Fury by Sarah J. Maas

A Court Of Mist And Fury

bySarah J. Maas

Hardcover | May 3, 2016

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The # 1 New York Times bestselling sequel to Sarah J. Maas' spellbinding A Court of Thorns and Roses.

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.

With more than a million copies sold of her beloved Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. Maas's masterful storytelling brings this second book in her seductive and action-packed series to new heights.

Sarah J. Maas is the author of the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series--Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, Heir of Fire, and Queen of Shadows, and the series' prequel, The Assassin's Blade--as well as the New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses. A New York native, Sarah currently lives in Pennsylvania with...
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Title:A Court Of Mist And FuryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:640 pages, 9.48 × 6.46 × 2 inPublished:May 3, 2016Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9781619634466

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Extremely Disappointing; Expected Better & More I remember reading this book a while back and absolutely hating it. I barely finished it and honestly, I couldn't tell you what the general plot was. I struggled to finish it, and sadly, nothing much has changed. Fresh from the story, I could probably piece together a basic idea of what happened, but as with the first book, there's almost nothing else happening except Feyre struggling with her feelings for two High Lords. Never mind that there's an entire Court I'd love to learn about, or that there's the entire land of Prythian to explore and discover. No, what takes precedence here is how handsome Rhysand is. Really? From such an acclaimed author, I expected so much more. I do have plans to read the third book, but really, just to be able to say I've finally finished the bloody series. No plans whatsoever to revisit it after this.
Date published: 2017-11-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Too long I dont really know what's all the fuss about this serie. I keep telling myself that maybe I'm too old for this, even if I'm 22. But I find it boring and waaaayy too long. Well ok, we all know that Feyre is having a depression, it could have been show in like 100 pages not 200 and more. That was way too much for me, I also found that they were no action, only some little things here and here that they do quite quickly. The big action is always at the end, to hook you for the next book. But I would have like it if they were more actions. I can understand why people fall in love with this book and Rhys but I dont know, maybe i'm passed the age of finding that romantic and so damn cuuute. Actually, I found a lot of things not romantic at all and made the feminist in me scream so hard. Also, the details in the sex scenes were sooo tooooo muuuch for a young adult book. Or i dont know, maybe its the new young adult style but when I was like 14 or 15 I was reading YA books and they were not that much details. I almost feel like I was ready fifty shades of grey again. I actually feel discomfort reading the book because I was thinking of all the young girls reading this. I enjoy the inner circle of Rhys and the occasion for Feyre to actually have friends but I still dont understand why everybody is so in love with Rhysand. I still recommend the book because I know that they are people out there that would enjoy it, I just wanted to warn them with some points that made me cringy.
Date published: 2017-11-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok Very well written but cvould have been ore descriptive of each of the instances that were felt.
Date published: 2017-10-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I loved this book! I had heard so many things about this book and it lived up to my expectations. Forever in love with RHYSAND
Date published: 2017-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVELOVELOVELOVELOVELOVE the best book in the series HANDS DOWN!!!!! you will be hooked and LOVE Rhysand!!!! :))))
Date published: 2017-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Even better than the first Great and strong sequel. Such strong character development, among many of the characters as well as relationship development. Love Rhysand. I have to admit, I was slightly leaning towards Tamlin in the first book. This book made me fall incredibly hard for Rhys. Writing was amazing, one of my favourites.
Date published: 2017-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Court of Mist and Fury I really don't like Feyre, but I love all the other characters and the great story line.
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! Loved it. Usually I can predict what's going to happen next in a story, but every time I thought I knew what was going to happen, Sarah J Maas took it in another direction. Not to mention the important reflections on romantic relationships as well - just because someone started off as perfect for you, doesn't mean they will continue to be. And the tried and true - "don't judge a book by it's cover". Can't wait to get my hands on the third novel!
Date published: 2017-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE Again, plot-wise, things were moving slowly, BUT THE RELATIONSHIP & CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT FOR FEYRE & RHYSAND IS BEAUTIFUL!!! AND IT'S SO IMPORTANT!! AND THEY'RE SO EQUAL & THEY TREAT EACH OTHER SO RIGHT & IT MAKES ME HATE TAMLIN SO MUCH MORE!!!! AHHHHHH!! AND THEN THERE'S AMREN WHO I LOVE. AND THE BONE CARVER <3
Date published: 2017-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than the first I enjoyed the first book, but this one really made me fall for Rhys. I liked Feyre and Tamlin together but after the first book she developed as a character and changed. She's not the same person and even though it was hard and took a long while she was able to move on and grow into her new form. The surprise twist at the end that puts her back with Tamlin is interesting and intriguing. Can't wait for the next book.
Date published: 2017-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best book in the series this was by far the bets book in the series. the character development was on point !!!!!! the romance was on point !!!!! tbh it kinda reminded me of shatter me
Date published: 2017-08-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Skimmed Through Just To Get To The End I hate skimming through books, I really do, but I hate not finishing a book even more. So when I was 3/4 of the way through this monstrosity and couldn't see the light at the end of the proverbial tunnel, I called it quits. Flipped through the chapters until I reached the endpapers and slammed the book closed. The End. Finis. Kaput. I don't care if I ever pick up another Sarah J. Maas book for the rest of my reading life because, after all the whining and complaining and bloody overreacting Feyre did in this stupid book, I've lost any and all respect for SJM's writing and characters. If Feyre wasn't in this book at all, I would have enjoyed it a heck of a lot more. As it is, I'm sorry I wasted my time. Again, her work does not deserve all the hype surrounding it.
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing This was way better than the first book.
Date published: 2017-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ACOMAF My favourite in the series! Will solidify you as a fan from the very beginning, hard not to fall for this series after this book :)
Date published: 2017-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing book! This is one of my all time favourite books! I read it in the span of a week.
Date published: 2017-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! I really enjoyed this second book of the series. I honestly had such a fun time reading it! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from In love This was such an amazing book, I loved reading it the entire way through
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing This book is totally awesome, Sarah makes you feel inside the book, you can imagine perfectly what it's described, all the Courts, the aromas, the music. Also, the characters are so beautiful, you can't help but fall in love with them.
Date published: 2017-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from :Greatness This book is amazing! super! I love the way the love builds
Date published: 2017-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Where do I even beginning. Maas not only makes you fall in love with the main character "Feyre" but secondary ones as well. Characters that you disliked in the first become liked and a big part of this book. Couldn't put it down.
Date published: 2017-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This serie PEAK Honestly, I know that you need the other book to lay out the world and the characters but this book is so good. SO GOOD. It has nothing to compare to the other two. While yes. It is tropy. and sometime problematic. The world and the characters are so immersive that you'll forget everything and you'll stay scotch on this until the very last chapter.
Date published: 2017-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So... how long until the next one comes in? I loved this book more than the first one. There was so much character development it left me questioning where this book could go. But, Sarah J. Maas surprised me with the ending. Which made me want to get the next book right away!
Date published: 2017-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read An excellent follow up to the first in the series. I had such a hard time putting it down! It's even better than the first and I can't wait to start reading the third book!
Date published: 2017-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Second Book Bets book of hers to date! Loved this story. Exciting, emotional, witty, sexy.
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from action packed and thrilling my total favorite in the series, sooooo gooood
Date published: 2017-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fav of the series I think this was my favourite book of the entire series. I loved how the story progressed. It kept me on my toes and I couldn't get through it fast enough - even though I read it in one day. I was hooked and my heart flutteries the whole time. I love love love the message in the book and where it's all leading. It amazes me how she evokes such deep feelings in her readers and brings each character to life. It's difficult to get an audience engaged with the characters as if they're real people, but Maas manages to do so. There are few books in which I feel such strong ties to not just the main characters, but secondary ones as well. I will continue to read whatever Maas puts out.
Date published: 2017-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great my favorite in this trilogy. sexy and filled with drama. just absolutely superb
Date published: 2017-07-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I liked the first one more Reading this book was like going to Gossip Girl Academy where you watch all the handsome, beautiful people OP everyone else. Not engaging and not as interesting as the first book.
Date published: 2017-06-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Continuation of the Series Great second novel! I really liked the development in the plot and character development in this story.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Continuation of the Series Great second novel! I really liked the development in the plot and character development in this story.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great read A little long in some parts but amazing sequeal! You really get to know more about caracters and why a lots of events happened in the first book. However I was expecting more backround on Tamlin and that anoying high prestest at the biggining but I guess more is to come in the third. Also I knew I like Rys in the first one:)
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Decent Good sequel, not one of my favorites though
Date published: 2017-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! This book was better than the first and the new characters are so amazing.
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it I loved this book, but I did not find it appropriate for teens. Definitely a great read for adults though. Could not put it down! Can't wait to read the third book!
Date published: 2017-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from so freaking good Such a good book, way better than the first. The new characters are incredible!
Date published: 2017-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from sexy eve better than the first one and so sexy! definitely "new adult" not "young adult"
Date published: 2017-05-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from An improvement I have mixed feelings on whether I enjoyed this more than ACOTAR's last 200 pages (when Feyre was Under the Mountain). This story... I don't know. I think it benefited from having likeable characters, because while it was a bridge book that was meant to set up the finale, it felt new enough that I wasn't as bored as I thought I might be. My favourites were definitely Amren, Mor, Azriel, and Tarquin. For the most part I did enjoy Feyre, and I think it was important that SJM showed how she dealt with her PTSD. I think she was a little too close to the "if you find the proper man he'll heal you" line but there were other characters that occasionally helped her too so it was more bearable. While I do see the plot threads that she's building I personally felt that it was too long, and some of the stuff that happened was just a repeat but with new revelations (which is realistic but I was a little bored). I think the writing in this book was much better than the last one, so that made reading easier.
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love the characters Love the characters. The characters are ones that are perfect to read fanfictions of. The story itself is..... anyway. Love the characters. I'm just a little bit pissed with how Tamlin was treated until the third book to be honest. It's just- they tried so hard to paint him so... well. Anyway
Date published: 2017-05-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Toxic Masculinity, Rape Culture apologism. Please do better and teach girls that they're better than these books! As with her first series, Throne of Glass, Sarah J. Maas set out to write another fairy tale retelling in her latest A Court of Thorns and Roses series. By the time Mist and Fury begins, we’ve all but cast the Beauty and the Beast pretence to the wind. In perhaps the most dull first third of any novel, Feyre is suffering extreme depression and PTSD following the trauma incurred at Amarantha’s wrath. I am wholeheartedly here for portrayals of PTSD in YA. In fact, I encourage it. And given how much of a non-entity it is in Throne of Glass following Celaena’s pre-series traumas, this almost seems like an improvement on Maas’ part. But not when it goes on and on and on for 200 pages. Reading about any protagonist moping in self-pity is a 50-page deal at most. I get we’re supposed to see Feyre’s lack of self-worth at the start of this novel. I get that her trajectory is clearly one of her realising her value and gaining empowerment. Fine. But you can tell that story in 150 less pages. Believe me, as someone who has opened a novel with significant scenes of abuse and trauma, I know what it means to cut back. It pays to trust your reader and rein it in sometimes. Which comes to one of the most blatant transgressions Maas commits: her lack of editing. Sure, at this point, she’s kind of well-known for her signature long sequels. But larger word counts do not good writing make. This novel could have easily been a solid 400 pages without the faffing about she does in the beginning. There are some books that really excel in being split into distinct acts. Separating segments via setting or plot shifts can really solidify the narrative, but Maas’ acts can be separated out according to isolated moments sliding along a scale of boring, great, horrifying, and dire. Which is not what you want out of a narrative arc. I actually thoroughly enjoyed the middle of this novel. For 200 pages, it seems like Maas has begun to atone for all her grievous harm done in her previous works. She introduces some interesting female characters for Feyre to befriend. The friend dynamic of Rhysand’s council is easily one of the strengths of the series and I wish she could have introduced them by the end of the first book. Amren in particular is a fascinating character, who, for a hot second, seems like she might kick some ass in a dark, ruthless, gory kind of way. She and Feyre have a great scene where they’re given permission to go out on a mission and be badass. I was excited to see where this would go and I looked forward to seeing these new battle sisters doing some serious damage together. Unfortunately, there are once more, long interludes where Amren keeps herself locked up, decoding things while the others go out and do the exciting stuff. Until the climax of the novel, the best, most dynamic addition to the cast has been shafted. As are all of the female characters in this series. Here’s the thing. For the most part, I like the girls in this book. At face value, they’re great. Nesta, Amren, Mor, and Feyre could all hold their own in battle as easily as they could all have a slumber-party style ki-ki over wine together. But the patriarchal world they’re placed in does no favours for them. Maas’ faerie world is build up by patriarchal traditions, where the men are led by their territorial, violent animal instincts: “What’s normal?” I said. … “The … frenzy … When a couple accepts the mating bond, it’s … overwhelming. Again, harkening back to the beasts we once were. Probably something about ensuring the female is impregnated. … Some couples don’t leave the house for a week. Males get so volatile that it can be dangerous for them to be in public, anyway. I’ve seen males of reason and education shatter a room because another male looked too long in their mate’s direction too soon after they’ve been mated.” This hyper-masculine tradition also happens to heavily feature treating women like commodities they can use and throw away whenever they like. Rhysand, a character Maas tries so hard to pass off as a celebrated feminist, even tells Feyre in the heat of passion that, “I want you splayed out on the table like my own personal feast”. Every single one of Maas’ male characters, including, and especially Rhys, is a product of this tradition. But instead of engaging with commentary about how toxic such a worldview is, Maas just lets her characters carry on in this reality without consequence, self-awareness, or rebellion against it, as can be seen by Rhys’ explanation of women’s place in the kitchen, and Feyre’s subsequent acquiescence to that role as Rhys' partner: “It’s an … important moment when a female offers her mate food. It goes back to whatever beasts we were a long, long time ago. But it still matters. The first time matters. Some mated pairs will make an occasion of it– throwing a party just so the female can formally offer her mate food … But it means that the female … accepts the bond.” This old-fashioned, dare I say, archaic misogynistic ideal is just treated as the norm, effectively cementing every other male fantasy writer’s depiction of patriarchal societies as the ultimate world-building feature of the genre. I don’t know what Maas is thinking, but whatever it is, it’s not cute. Why are we still putting fantasies set in patriarchal worlds on such a high pedestal? It’s fantasy! What’s more, it’s 2017! You can’t tell me it’s more realistic to write a patriarchal society than literally any other kind in a fantasy world. When Maas, a woman writer creating her own world from scratch, has the chance to do whatever she wants, this is what she gives us? One of the most horrifying scenes in A Court of Thorns and Roses (which is also shockingly overlooked) is Rhysand drugging Feyre and turning her into his slave whore without her consent. Maas sweeps this under the rug with a quick explanation that is all justified to a.) save Rhys’ fearsome reputation among the other realms, and b.) protect Feyre from the horrors of Amarantha’s kingdom. Just when I thought this particular plot was given its much needed closure (shut it down, Sarah. Shut it down right now!), the slave whore plot rears its ugly head again: “I had heard the rumours, and I didn’t quite believe him.” [Keir’s] gaze settled on me, on my breasts, peaked through the folds of my dress, of my legs, spread wider than they’d been minutes before, and Rhys’ hand in dangerous territory. “But it seems true: Tamlin’s pet is now owned by another master.” “You should see how I make her beg,” Rhys murmured, nudging my neck with his nose. Keir clasped his hands behind his back. “I assume you brought her to make a statement.” “You know everything I do is a statement.” The only difference is, Feyre’s aware and consenting this time. Still, the skimpy dress and incredibly graphic touching on Rhys’ part all in the name of creating a diversion isn’t good enough to justify his actions. Rhysand’s created a thinly-veiled excuse to once again, objectify Feyre, touch her inappropriately in front of everyone, and lay claim to her when she’s not his to claim: “Try not to let it go to your head.” …I … said with midnight smoothness, “What?” Rhys’ breath caressed my ear, the twin to the breath he’d brushed against it merely an hour ago in the skies. “That every male in here is contemplating what they’d be willing to give up in order to get that pretty, red mouth of yours on them.” …His hand slid higher up my thigh, the proprietary touch of a male who knew he owned someone body and soul. His eyes on the Steward, Rhys made vague nods every now and then. While his fingers continued their slow, steady stroking on my thighs, rising higher with every pass. People were watching. Even as they drank and ate, even as some danced in small circles, people were watching. I was sitting in his lap, his own personal plaything, his every touch visible to them. This isn’t romantic, this isn’t sexy, and it’s straight up not okay! At what point did this series just turn into a horrific Princes Leia/Jabba the Hut smutfic? I know the only ones imagining what it might’ve been like had Leia been chained to Sexy McSexMachine instead of a giant blob are usually the pervy weirdos. Meaning no one in their right minds would want that mental image. Absolutely no one. In fact, the moment that image popped into my head, the final implosion of Rhys and Feyre’s sexual tension was made all the more cringe-worthy. There’s a reason Carrie Fisher spoke so strongly against Jabba and the gold bikini. She knew what it meant to be objectified, something Maas does not succeed in exploiting with Rhys’ choice to put Feyre in these skimpy outfits not once, but twice in this series. While yes, putting her in these outfits is ultimately a con-game, why should he be lauded for still playing by patriarchal rules in the first place? Shouldn’t the correct course of action be to break down those gender barriers? All I have left to say about that is, I’m sorry, Sarah. You wrote that Leia/Jabba fanfiction. You made your bed. Now lie in it.
Date published: 2017-05-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Meh I'm going to go against popular opinion on this book. It was full of modern day cliches like having a squad, bad boy gone good, an OP female lead, fantasy version of texting. Unlike the first book which felt like a fairytale retelling, this one just felt more like a whole bunch of modern ideals bunched into one book.
Date published: 2017-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from She did it again I am in love with the book, the world, and the characters. I couldn't put the book down. Yet another amazing novel by Sarah J. Maas.
Date published: 2017-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning Book Going into this book, I had no idea how much I would love it. Feyre's story is heartbreaking and honest. I love that Maas doesn't shy away from portraying PTSD. In this book you get to know characters so well, and I fell in love with them. I love the love story, the friendships. I love the world. I re-read this book and loved it even more. It also made me appreciate the first book in the series more, and I could see the foreshadowing. I can’t say it’s very often lately that I really, truly love a book. That I don’t want to put it down even when I have things to do. I want more of the story already, which proves just how good A Court of Mist and Fury is. The story is moving, funny, sexy, and more. A Court of Mist and Fury has become one of my favourite books, and I highly recommend this series to people who love fantasy novels.
Date published: 2017-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Swallowed it like spicy chocolate The twist was not one I saw coming, I admit, but that's the biggest thing of what impressed me in this book, and crave the action packed story
Date published: 2017-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love it amazing book cant wait for the last one !
Date published: 2017-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best book I've read so far! When I thought the first book was great, this book just blew it out of the water! This was just simply incredible and this is the book that solidified my love for Sarah's books because they'll make you feel such a huge range of emotions within a couple of pages and I honestly feel heartbroken that these fictional characters that have come so close to my heart aren't real. So many new characters and every single one of them has so much depth that you can't help but root for them.
Date published: 2017-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Speechless I read the first and second books in quick succession, and I am so glad I did. I got to hold onto every detail and every feeling from the first book. Then I brought it into the second one. I - almost literally - devoured the second book, this book. The character development, and the ability to make you feel things is very real. Maas is a master storyteller.
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from incredible!! When I read this book, my heart was pounding throughout nearly the whole entire thing it was so good. There was always so much going through my mind. I kept on trying to predict what was going to happen next but it was impossible and I was always wrong! However, it was absolutely amazing and the cliff hanger at the end is torture! Overall, it was much better than A Court of Thorns and Roses because it had a lot more action and it occurred throughout the whole novel, though the major punch still occurred at the end. I loved this book so much that I ordered both it and A Court of Thorns and Roses immediately after I finished reading it! When I got to the second half of the book, I kept on thinking "I have to buy this book!!!" It was an impulse buy but I don't regret it at all! I can't wait to read a Court of Wings and Ruin!!
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don't Knock It Out! This novel is super great! Just like it's first one it is adventurous interacted with mystery and can you say, romance?! Awesome awesome, awesome!
Date published: 2017-05-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Better than the first book Have to say I didn't much care for the first quarter of this book. Too much happened too quickly and the characters shifted in personality way too fast. There was no gradual anything here. That being said, I give it bonus stars 'cause the end had me flailing and wanting the next book ASAP, and the characters had a little more depth in this book than they did in the last. Still don't see what the hype is about though...
Date published: 2017-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING SJM DOES NOT DO SECOND BOOK SYNDROME! I loved the first book and didn't think it could get any better... but wow does it ever! And steamy!
Date published: 2017-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing This is my new favourite. Loved every moment.
Date published: 2017-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So good! Way better than the first one. I could finally relate to the characters, which I kind of wanted to in the first book, but couldn't bring myself to ship the main characters. But with their individual growth, they sucked me in this time! Great action and good job Maas!
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reread over and over and over again I love this book. It is so much more complicated than the first with not only world building, but with character progression. Feyre is no longer the same person she was in the first book, understandably considering what she had to endure in the first book. As she's no longer the same person, can she want the same things? Probably not and I love how this book explores the new her. The new character cast with Mor, Amren, Cassian, Az and Rhys just makes this book so much better than the first by leaps and bounds.
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just gets better I love this series, everyone should read it. I highly recommend it.
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautifully written I was kind of unsure if I would enjoy this because I thought the first book was not written with the usual degree of Sarah-J-Maas-awesomeness.However, I absolutely loved it! You see so much depth in these characters, you feel their pain, their joy, and their love for one another. It was a really good read. Also if you liked this (like I did), read the 'Throne of Glass Series', and ofcourse 'A Court of Wings and Ruin' as soon as it comes out. (May 2nd)
Date published: 2017-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than the first The character development in the sequel is completely incomparable to the first! I loved meeting the characters in The Night Court and seeing how different it is from The Spring Court. There's so much that happens in this book and the length may seem daunting, but I almost wished it was longer. The cliffhanger was pure evil and I can't wait for the third!
Date published: 2017-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Somehow even better than the first one It's full of action, romance and comedy you will not regret picking up this book. I have not met a person who has read this book and has not completely fallen in love with it.
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING!!! I bought this book the day it was released and i am sooooooo happy that did! i love Rhysand so much!
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from NO BOOK CAN COMPARE THIS BOOK HAS RUINED ME. I cannot even begin to explain the love I have for this series. This series is absolute perfection there is nothing that can compare. This book is mine forever and always. Honestly, I have shoved this book in the faces of all my friends family even strangers on the street. This book is just amazing to me no debate. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST BOOK OF 2016 The first book was just ok, but this one was AMAZING!!
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfection! This is my #1 book, always and forever. Thank you Sarah J. Maas.
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Ugh This book was pretty awful, I couldn't finish it. The author tried to make the mc as badass as possible but it just came off as cringeworthy...
Date published: 2017-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hands down the best book I've ever read! If someone were to ask me what my favourite book was I would, without even a second's hesitation say this one. It's absolutely phenomenal and it's been painful waiting for the next one to come out but thank god for pre-ordering!
Date published: 2017-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING! It's rare to find a sequel that's even better than the first! Love the new characters and the world building. The cliffhanger at the end is expected but it's still painful to wait for the third book! Maas has yet to disappoint!
Date published: 2017-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING! Interesting character growth and absolutely excited to read the next one!
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the best! Sarah's best work to date, so excited for the third to come out next month! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-04-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty epic Feyre has grown so much in this book and for the better. Can't wait for the next one.
Date published: 2017-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unimaginable A new level of this epic world opens up with unimaginable twists and turns
Date published: 2017-04-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyable I really enjoyed this book!! Some parts I LOVED and other parts I kinda just found confusing and I found myself skimming..BUT I LOVE FEYRHYS so much and THE ENDING DAMN..ALSO, it was really sad when Rhys was explaining EVERyTHING to Feyre my heart literally broke oh my god
Date published: 2017-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A roller coaster of emotions I loved this book and couldn't put it down! The foreshadowing and perspective was so amazing and the cliff hanger was perfect. I already pre ordered the next one!
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Just as amazing as the first This book is a good read. I did like the first one better but I still really enjoyed this book.
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Would give it 10 stars if I could! ''A Court of Mist and Fury'' by Sarah J Mass is quite possibly my favorite book ever. I would totally recommend this book to anyone and I would definitely give it more than 5 stars. This is one of those books where the sequel is better than the first book; I thought I loved the first one, but this... This is just woow! Unlike ACOTAR, which had a very slow pace in the beginning, ACOMAF never bored me. The setting was so beautifully described; it was very easy to picture the Night Court and it was the complete opposite of what I had imagined from reading ACOTAR. I think the biggest surprise factor was that I believed Tamlin was the Beast all along (since it is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast), when he was actually Gaston and Rhysand was the Beast. Speaking of Rhysand, there is just so much fangirling and feelings towards him. The fact that Feyre was Rhysand's mate all along took me by surprise. However, when you really think about it and reread both books, Sarah dropped so many hints that I was just oblivious to. I'm also obsessed with the whole Night Court squad. I don't think it's possible to hate any of the characters from this squad, everyone has their own backstories and as a reader it was very interesting to find out who they were. This book has so many couples that i ship and I would love to see their interactions and feelings develop towards each other in ACOWAR. Overall, this is an amazing book and I definitely understand why this book won the Goodreads award for best young adult fantasy 2016.
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Plot Twist I didn't believe my friend when she told me I wouldn't be able to predict what would happen. She was right. Great plot twist.
Date published: 2017-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! Read this book a while back. Has a very well written plot and story line, complicated enough that a reader does not want to put the book down but written in a way that one can enjoy the story over an extended period of time. A darker side to the general fairy stories told by other authors.
Date published: 2017-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from To say that I love this book is an understatement. It's even better than the first one. How is that even possible!?
Date published: 2017-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THIS BOOK! I am so impressed. This book is leagues better than ACOTAR. And I have fallen completely in love with Rhysand. I love him I love him I love him.
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good This was a great novel, a must read.
Date published: 2017-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from NEW FAVOURITE YA NOVEL This book made up for every slow-paced scene in ACOTAR. The character developments in this sequel are astounding and absolutely beautiful. Sarah J Maas introducing us to such amazing new characters and I completely fell in love with Rhysand. I could not put this book done and the ending has me so so excited for the final book in this series!
Date published: 2017-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Book In the Universe This book is gonna challenge everything you thought you knew about the characters. Get ready to aboard team Rhysand! It's even more awesome than the first, but also in a heartbreaking way. One of my favorite books ever, I can't wait for the third!!
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SO GOOD! I thought the first book was amazing until I read the sequel. Captures the reader instantly and keeps you on the edge of your seat. Rhysand becomes a favourite of mine and I can't wait to see what pleasures and hardships the third novel brings him!
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read the second book before first book Started reading the second book before the first one in the series. Grabbed me right from the start and couldn't put down. I didn't need to read the first book to figure out what was going on, although I will be reading the first book.
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sequel This was incredible! Even better than the first one!
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Masterpiece! "To the stars who listen - and to the dreams that are answered". This book is the sequel to A Court of Thorns and Roses and it is an absolute masterpiece. I actually enjoyed this sequel even more than the first book. I really don't have the words to describe how great the story is and how attached I became to the characters. One character in particular who steals the show is Rhysand! I love it when authors make us believe that we have a character all figured out only to reveal so many more layers. I highly recommend this one and I have already pre-ordered A Court of Wings and Ruin.
Date published: 2017-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WAYY BETTER THAN THE FIRST! I know a lot of people didn't like the first book and found it cringe but trust me bear through it just because this book was amazing! The world that Sarah creates and the detail in her writing is unbelievable! Read so fast, can't wait till the third book comes out this year
Date published: 2017-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perefect! Eveyrthing about this book is amazing. beautifully writtena nd epic and fantastic. A great second book.
Date published: 2017-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful! Your heart will heart after reading this book!
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Never Fails! Sarah J Maas knows how build a beautiful, engaging story that keeps you wondering "What next?" and thinking "Oh no she didn't! lol!"
Date published: 2017-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SARAH J. MAAS IS MY QUEEN!!!! I love sarah and her writing soooo much! I've read both of her series and have not been disappointed! She's got the perfect amount of heartbreak, love, and strength in both of her female main characters- in all her characters really! i could not put any of her books down! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I need the next Her writing gets better and better. Omg wow, it's impressive how much world building went into this. I hope there's more than three books in this series as there's so much potential to character arcs and character development. I can see a lot of potential for Nesta (and Cassian ahh)
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from this is some Really Good Stuff Much better than the first book. I can't believe it took so long in the book for Feyre and Rhys to physically see each other again. I am a Big Fan of Rhys, gotta love that Hot Dark but Charming Man trope.The Night Court aesthetic sounds beautiful, I love the fantastical imagery. Rhys's squad was also introduced and they are all so cool
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from stay far far away are you looking for a bad romance that tries to disgiuse itself as high fantasy? do you want to see sjm throw away all of her characters AGAIN all for the sake of a ship? are you ready for 500 pages of "he purred" "she growled" and "mate"? do you have very, very, low expectations for a book? then look no further. this book is for you
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i have been ruined and i regret nothing. much as i love throne of glass, it cannot hold a candle to my adoration for this series. the main character - though in a totally unrelatable situation - is someone we can relate to on an emotional level. i love feyre. please read the first book, its called A Court of Thorns and Roses. you shant regret a thing
Date published: 2017-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Court Of AMAZING This book brought me to tears on so many levels. Such a ride!
Date published: 2017-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All Time Favorite!! The sequel to A court of Thorns and Roses is absolutely spellbinding! The best of Sarah J. Maas.
Date published: 2017-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BLEW MY MIND This sequel blew my mind in the best way. I loved it, it completely shocked me
Date published: 2017-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Book of My Year This book was amazing, one of the best books I have ever read. I bought it last year and read it, but then I just kept finding myself going back and reading scenes again and again. It's amazing!
Date published: 2017-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was the best book I have ever read in my life! Honestly, I was not even surprised that this book was beyond amazing. Sarah J. Maas is such an incredible writer and I don't know how but she has a way with words that is just beautiful. I recommend you buy this book if you read the first book of the series, ACOTAR, because this is such an amazing read and you won't regret it!
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I want MORE!!! I love that the female characters stand up for themselves, fight for themselves, and genuinely care for others. As a reader, you know it because you can see it, not just because the author is telling you. This novel has something so everyone. Amazing descriptions, a little mystery, a some cool adventures, a healthy dose of romance that is important and fun, but that doesn't define the characters. I loved this! Can't wait for the next one. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So good This is such a great novel, I would highly recommend it to everyone.
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So amazing ! It's the kind of book that makes you forget to eat, drink or shower when you're reading. I went through this book in 2 days. Rhysand is my new favorite book boyfriend.
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I was SO great! I can only say that it was amazing, as soon as i finished reading it i just wanted to read it again to see things from a new perspective! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5+ stars! This book is going down as of one my absolute favourites! I love how everything was put together and revealed. It will be absolute torture to wait for the third one! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All time fave My current fave book of all time.
Date published: 2017-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! I'm not exaggerating when I say that this has got to be one of the best books I've read in 2016. If you weren't a big fan of the first book, please give this a shot. I can assure you that this sequel completely blows the first book out of the waters. 'A Court of Mist and Fury' is an absolute delight for readers to experience. Everything about it was spectacular - the world building, the romance, the writing, and my favourite thing about the second book in the series is Feyre's character development. I can't wait to see what the next installment has to offer!
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Addictive So I got the second book in the series when I went to my local Coles, I was looking for a book or two to take on the plane for my trip to England. I didn't even know the second book came out until I was at the book store. Immediately, I grabbed and, bought it, and made sure that I didn't forget it. I did not get a wink of sleep on the flight because I was too into the book, something that I can't complain about. It is so worth it, and I can't wait until the 3rd book comes out. When the series ends...I'll be so sad. One of my fav series by far!!
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't put it down!! I read this book so quickly and it was a very addictive book. I couldn't put it down since I wanted to know what happened to all the characters! I loved how the action and fantasy elements continue to grow and shape the world of the faeries. Cannot wait for the next one!
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enchanting! I was absolutely enthralled by this novel and it has become a new all time favourite. If you like high fantasy, magical lands and kingdoms along with a healthy dose of steamy love, do yourself a favour and read this!
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from NO WORDS - I LOVE IT SO SO SO MUCH I read this book in one sitting, without stopping! I couldn't put it down! The plot is incredible, the characters are so personable and relatable, and Sarah J. Maas sure knows how to lock readers in for the full ride. Every single word had a purpose, and every single sentence evoked emotion! It was an amazing page turner; I loved it so much! I am SO excited for ACOWAR!
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Addicting and a page turner Okay, first of all the series is amazing. The adventure from A Court of Thorns and Roses definitely sets the reader up to reading the second novel. It is suspenseful and the characters are more in depth, adding to the action. IT is so realistic and every chapter I read always created a reaction.The plot of the book and the setting were five stars and is worth the buy and read.
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MUST READ I was really sceptical going into this book since I wasn't a fan of A Court of Thorns and Roses but this one is a million times better. It felt very different than ACOTAR and had amazing character development. With this said, as many Mass books do, this one lacks diversity in characters. Warning: This book is a lot more mature than the previous and her other series.
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING!!! I give this book all the stars! It was beautiful, stunning and heartbreaking all at once. It was the best YA book I read in 2016. I need ACOWAR now!
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cannot Wait For ACOWAR I bought this immediately as it released after reading ACOTAR and it was worth it. I was so captivated by this book, I turned down time to hang out. I loved every single word in this book, and the ending has left me waiting.
Date published: 2017-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING BOOK Honestly this book is possibly one of the best YA books I read in 2016. It was well thought out and the imagery was so good and everything was amazing and I cannot wait until A Court of Wings and Ruin
Date published: 2017-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SO GOOD This is one of my fave reads of 2016. I would say more New Adult than YA though. Very steamy. Suck a strong sequel to this triology
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Speechless I enjoyed the first book more than most books, enough to buy it. This one, on the other hand, is purely stunning. There were so many emotions and feelings and intrigue. It left me speechless and I read and re-read it so very often. I just can't even. You'll understand when you read it :)
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAAAAAAAAAZING FAVORITE BOOK EVVAAA!!!!!!
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book This series just keeps getting better. This book was so amazing! Can't wait for the final book to come out.
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super loved it! This was even better than the first one. My favorite book so far and I can't wait for the next one!!
Date published: 2017-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved This Book I read the first book, and I really liked it, but didn't love it. So, when I read this one, I had fairly low expectations, what with it being the second book in a series and all (often sequels aren't as good as the first book). But, I am so so happy I read this book. It was so good and all the characters were great and I just can't wait for the next one!!!
Date published: 2017-01-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it Even better than the first. I'm so excited for the next one to come out. It's got a lot of detailed world building and lots of potential for character development. Super excited to see how the series plays out!
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from better than the 1st Great read- definitely read the first book before this one- early awaiting the next in the series!!!
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love!!! I loved reading this book from start to finish I couldn't put it down! Counting down until may when the next one comes out
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible! This book was even better than the first, it gave me all the feels! When I was done reading it I felt I was ruined for all other books. I had no idea how much I liked fantasy novels until this series. I CANNOT wait until ACOWAR COMES OUT in May. This is a series I know I will read more than once. So amazing!
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favourite Book of All Time BEST BOOK OF ALL TIME. What are you waiting for... buy it now!!!! You're seriously missing out. Rhysand is boyfriend goals.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favourites! I loved this so much more than the second book! one of the best I read in 2016
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST BOOK EVERRR!!!! I thought the first book was amazing, and then I read this! Best book I have ever read!
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from MORE So the first book wasn't as interesting or complex as I had hoped. I still soldiered on and bought the second book. My goodness, this book is NOTHING like the first. It is beautiful and heart breaking and emotional yet fierce and ugly and jarring. You will see strong themes addressed, and your mind will be blown ;)
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from MORE So the first book wasn't as interesting or complex as I had hoped. I still soldiered on and bought the second book. My goodness, this book is NOTHING like the first. It is beautiful and heart breaking and emotional yet fierce and ugly and jarring. You will see strong themes addressed, and your mind will be blown ;)
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favourite Book EVER. I NEVER thought in a million years that I would love the second book of a series more than the first, but wooooooooooow. And the first book had already set a high enough a bar - I LOVED it. And then this book came along, and I was blown away. I couldn't put this book down. It's one of those books that makes you feel everything, and as soon as you finish you go back to re-read parts of it over, I just ugh. I have basically been in a book hangover since finishing this book. Nothing compares. My new way of marking a good book is "on a scale of one to Court of Mist and Fury" how good was it? This book gets all of the stars. So excited for the next one.
Date published: 2017-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is One of the Best Books I've ever Read This is one of my favourite books, it is nerve wracking yet at the same time captures love at it's best. 12/10 all the way.
Date published: 2017-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best book I have ever read. SO much better than the first book, and I still gave the first one 5/5 stars. Probably my all time favourite book. I can't wait for ACOWAR!
Date published: 2017-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing im absolutely in love with anything Sara j mass and this was an amazing second book to the court of thorn and roses series im NOT disappointed cant wait for the next book
Date published: 2017-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Still recovering from this "book hangover" I bought this book and absolutely LOVED it! The way the story plays out really brings back the Feyre from the start of this series!
Date published: 2017-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely Absolutely fantastic sequel in the series. Loved every second of this book, and Sarah's writing is absolutely phenomenal.
Date published: 2017-01-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from ahhhhhhhhhh yas better than the first for sure. builds up a LOT of tension ( ;) ). loved it!
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2) This was everything I needed and more. Even the imperfect parts were perfect. How can I possibly find a book that will satisfy me after THIS?!?! Sarah J Maas, you never fail to amaze me.
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So good I've had a "book hangover" since reading this. It had everything I want in a book including a heroine that never gives up. A+
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I had never read any Sarah J Maas before starting this series. So I had no idea what to expect. However, this book was simply amazing. I loved the writing, the characters, the worldbuilding, everything! I cannot recommend this book enough!!
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful! Wow, Sarah J Maas exceeded my expectations on this one. Her writing is beautiful, and she can write tension brilliantly! I would give more than 5 if I could.
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my faves from 2016 Indescribable how Maas elevated her game with this novel, and loved her depiction of how subtle abuse can be in a relationship dealt with very maturely and respectfully. The worldbuilding and chemistry between all the characters is amazing, especially Feyre and Rhys.
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it How obsessed I am with this series and SJM in general simply cannot be expressed in words, Incredible. Love everything about it.
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best book of 2016 ACOMAF was the best book I read in 2016. The plot twists, character development and beautiful writing made the story so compelling. I highly recommend this book to fantasy lovers (mature readers as there is some slightly graphic content). Can't wait for the third book out in May!!
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THE FEEEELS OH. MY. GOD. That book was amazing and there were so much of everything: love, suspense, action, etc! One of the best book of my life!
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FANTASTIC great character development of Rhys and Feyre! the story was very well done and is certainly one of my favourites!
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SO good!!!! The characters are just amazing as well as the story! I could not put this book down and I've reread it 3 times.
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH LIKE YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND I AM RUINED. GO READ THIS BOOK. THE WRITING IS 100/10. THE CHARACTERS ARE 100/10. EVERYTHING IS JUST 1000000/10.
Date published: 2017-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OMIGOD EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ THIS. FEYRE IS SO BADASS. SHE NEEDS TO DESTROY A CERTAIN COURT AND A CERTAIN HIGH LORD. (no spoilers, don't worry)
Date published: 2016-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING This book and series is amazing. I was expecting this to be more on the young side because it is in the young adult sections, but my god. It is amazing and definitely not for a young audience. This is more meant for at least 16 year olds, I would definitely not let my 12 year old read this book, especially the 2nd one. But it is amazing! everything you look for in a fantasy! This book was better than the first and gives you so many feels!!! #plureview
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE I absolutely loved this book!!! can't wait for the third one to come out in may!
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from moved me to tears acomaf made me feel so many things, and the reading experience was so intense that I was moved to tears throughout many parts of this book.
Date published: 2016-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fav ever Have never read a book I lthat bed more than this by far my favorite author and series and is just so perfect
Date published: 2016-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't stop reading this One of the most interesting books out there. With strong friendships, relatable relationships and an engaging plot.
Date published: 2016-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stay Up Past Your Bedtime Recommended to two friends. Both stayed up well past midnight to finish this second book of the series. How is it possible that the second book is even better than the first?! Only wish I would have waited to start the series when the 3rd book comes out, so I could binge-read them all.
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Improvements I read this one awhile back and really enjoyed it.This series is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast, I love fairy tale retellings! It's very heavy on the romance, so if that isn't your thing I wouldn't recommend this one for you
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED IT! I really enjoyed reading this story. I know Sarah has taken a lot of heat for not writing diverse books. While her books may not include very many characters of color, etc. I would say her books are diverse in other ways. With ToG and ACOTAR Sarah breaks away from cultural norms that say "girls can't do anything boys can do." And for that I love and admire Sarah and her Characters!! I will mention that the one issue I did have with this book was the repetition of sentences. Having to read the same line 3/4 times was VERY annoying. Not sure why Sarah or her editors thought this was effective writing structure for this story, but it was not.
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than the first one I read the first book and enjoyed it, but I think Maas knocked it out of the park with this one! If you weren't sure about the first one, definitely try this one! You won't regret it!
Date published: 2016-12-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointing I loved the first one and thought that it had the perfect ending. Reading this took that ending and killed it for me and I just couldn't get through it. I stopped halfway, because I was so disappointed in the changes and how the story was evolving in this sequel.
Date published: 2016-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Sequel I loved this book! It was such a big step up from the first book. I liked the first one alright, but I wasn't sure I wanted to continue on with the series. I am so glad my friend convinced me to, because WOW.
Date published: 2016-12-10

Editorial Reviews

"The world is exquisitely crafted, the large cast of secondary characters fleshed out, the action intense, and the twist ending surprising, heartrending, and, as always, sure to guarantee readers' return . . . When has Maas not churned out a best-seller? Her ongoing Throne of Glass series is enormously popular, and this sequel in an equally devoured new series is primed for similar success." - Booklist"The erotically charged lead-up to the romantic storyline's climaxes (pun intended) adds stakes to the cliffhanger. Hits the spot for fans of dark, lush, sexy fantasy." - Kirkus Reviews"Maas lets the relationship dynamics change organically, and her talent for creating chemistry between her characters (including some fiery sexual encounters) is as strong as ever. Maas gives Feyre the space to regain her agency and prove herself the equal of any High Lord, resulting in an immersive, satisfying read." - Publishers Weekly"A gorgeously written tale as lush and romantic as it is ferocious. Absolutely spellbinding." - Alexandra Bracken, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author, on A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES"Simply dazzles. . . . the clamor for a sequel will be deafening. . . . Maas' Throne of Glass series has been a smash hit . . . this new series is primed to follow in its footsteps." - starred review, Booklist on A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES"Sarah J. Maas delivers what may be her best work to date. . . . Enchanting, spellbinding and imaginative. . . . The world-building is stellar, as only Maas can imagine it." - USA Today on A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES"Suspense, romance, intrigue and action. This is not a book to be missed!" - The Huffington Post on A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES"The sexual tension and deadly action are well-supported by Maas' expertly drawn, multidimensional characters and their nuanced interpersonal dynamics. . . . Sexy and romantic." - Kirkus Reviews on A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES"A dazzling world, complex characters and sizzling romance." - Top Pick, RT Book Reviews on A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES"A well-developed world. . . . [Feyre's] grit and boundless loyalty demand that her foes--and readers--sit up and pay attention." - Publishers Weekly on A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES