Title: A Court of Mist and Fury
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Original Publication Date: May 3rd, 2016
Number of Pages: 626
Quick Synopsis: Feyre returns to the Spring Court loaded with High Fae power, the human trauma of how she obtained it and a permanent linkage to the dark High Lord of the Night Court, Rhysand.
I originally read A Court of Thorns and Roses when it came out in 2015 so I was a little confused when I started this one. The first chapter was mostly me getting my bearings and remembering what happened and who everyone was. Horrible, I know. But eventually it all came back to me and Maas made it pretty easy to pick up the series even years after starting it.
I must say that I was down-right annoyed with Feyre for most of the beginning. I saw her as being a completed spoiled character who always needs to get her way. But as you delve deeper into her as a person, you really get to know her and I found myself loving her and everything she was and is. Maas does an excellent job at building her up to be a truly strong character that can stand her own against any complications that come her way.
And Feyre wasn’t the only one that grew as a character, Rhysand proves to be one of the most dynamic characters of the series for a number of reasons that I’m sure you will notice instantly. Tamlin and Lucien are as well and every decision that Maas made with each character feels like the correct choice. Sometimes, you want it to turn out a different way when reading a book or watching a movie but to me, everything seems right.
It takes a lot to feel that when you finish a book. No matter how much you love it.
Maas did something new in this book as well by incorporating allusions to various points in history. There is vivid “Fae Sympathizer” imagery that can draw parallels from the Civil War to World War II. Not only did Maas bring strong historical allegories but she brought intense sexual tension, chemistry and innuendo throughout the story. And I WAS HERE FOR IT.
This book was amazing. I literally recommend this series to everyone and I will continue to.
Starkiller Rating: ★★★★★