First off let me tell you something very important…I am in love with this book. My feelings for this cannot be described in words, so I will give you the next best thing..food. This book is cheesecake dipped in chocolate dipped in whatever other unbelievably amazing and incredibly naughty thing you can think of. It’s that. Plus some.
Genre: Fantasy, Teens/YA
Age: 18+ (conservative) and perhaps 16+ for the less modest. This books has an increase in sexual references, situations and even love scenes.
Recommendation: Yes, completely and wholly in love with this one. If you don’t read it, you are missing out. I don’t see how Maas won’t cause Twilight like hysteria once the series is finished.
Type: Series, this is the second book. The third is slated to be released some time in 2017.
Pages: A robust and lovely 626!
Summary: +awesome world building +original and enthralling plot +indescribable feels +delicious tension between mains +surprisingly full-bodied +non-violence inducing end +a heroine you can get behind!
The stunning sequel to Sarah J. Maas’ New York Times bestselling 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.
Where do I start? Where do I even start? A Court of Mist and Fury is a total enigma. It is one of those books that gives you EXACTLY what you have always dreamed of. Silly right? After reading A Court of Thorns and Roses I was hooked. I knew that I had to find out what happened next and naturally I had my dream check list of things I felt I would just die if I got. Think of it as a literary Christmas list of sorts..and holy crap, I guess I was a good girl this year.
I refuse to give anything away because I am a firm believer in that shock and awe feel you get the first time you are reading a book and I will be damned before I ruin it for you. However, I will ever so mysteriously tell you why you need this book in your life..now. Right now. Maas has managed to not only fully develop the ever so lightly mentioned tid bits she gave us in the first book, but has also managed to completely kick all of my assumptions straight in the butt. ACOMAF turned my world upside down and that is a complete rarity. The level of development she as an author took the time to do is ridiculous. Did you even put on pants or shower? I feel I owe your family a care package or two from all the straight wizard like devotion you have obviously given your characters and your fans. This book is so beyond wonderful. Not going to lie, I loved it so much that I kept my e copy I got at the library and read it three more times. Then went to Barnes and Noble and bought a hard copy just so I don’t kill myself or my phone reading in the bath. The world building, deep connections between characters, completely original and painstakingly detailed plot lines and a heroine anyone can adore, make this book a complete win. The balance Maas has created between the romance developing between characters and the importance of the overall societal/group goals is perfection and well-balanced. The sacrifice demonstrated by the characters we least expect is heartbreaking in parts. And the heat, oh the sweet delicious heat between Feyre and her lover is addictive. Notice how I didn’t name names? Yeah..that’s right people, no juicy bits here. You’ll thank me later.
When addressing the age listed above I wanted to mention that there really is a stark increase in descriptive sexual content. Tasteful and well written but definitely more mature than anything previously mentioned in ACOTAR. There are full on love scenes that rival even the best romance writers. If I keep talking about this anymore I am going to get completely annoying so I will stop but just do me a favor. Let me know when you finished and what you think!
Disclaimer: I obtained my copy of this novel from the library and sorry but not sorry for all the people waiting on it, still not giving it up until my check out expires. Boom.