I have been waiting for so long, to get my claws (get it?) on this book, and now I have read it and it has left me more devastated than I thought it would. Where to begin with such a wonderful book? I’m overwhelmed with feelings.
Title: A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court od Thorns ans Roses #2
Synopsis: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. (Goodreads)
Rating: 5 MARVELOUS STARS
Plot: First this book is about feelings, about dealing with them and embracing darkness. It will grip you and move you. It was everything I hoped for and beyond. I took great relish in reading every single page. I give the 5/5 stars and I would give it more If I could. I did not think it possible but I thought it was even better than the first one. The writing style is impeccable: it was witty, gripping, smooth and made me cry at times and enraged me at others. I loved reading about Rhys’s Inner Circle’s missions to retrieve whatever objects they needed. I loved reading about the “heists” they were trying to achieve, it reminded me of Six of Crows, so I guess that added to my enjoyment. They kept me on edge. I have to say that I found the beginning to be a little slow paced, but I understand that it’s necessary to set everything. I loved how the author paid attention to every detail and how for example, Feyre helping the water-wraiths, helped her later on. It was very clever. I feel empty now. And if you have the Bloomsbury édition can we talk about pages 492, 522, 533, 552 ans chapter 56 ?!!!
Rhysand: okay so I’m not going to lie, I knew Rhysand would play a huge part in this book, if only for the bargain to have her a week every month and I was looking forward to that, but I did not expect to fall completely and utterly, and heartbreakingly in love with him. He is now added to my list of perfect book boyfriends, or should I say, mates?! That was what moved me to the core, the fact that Feyre and Rhysand are mates and that they were and are meant to be. That really pulled at my heartstrings. He taught her how to read and mended her broken heart as well as his. He has as actively been trying to keep her alive and healthy, patiently waiting, sacrificing his own happiness to see her happy – all that with no gratification. Thus, I loved that we got to discover Rhysand in all his beauty as a pure and good-hearted being; can we talk about how caring he is with his court, his family? He is nothing like the cunning, traitorous, bastard and whore (cringe) he was painted to be and the fact that only a few people know, pains me. He did everything, and I mean everything to protect Velaris, sacrificing himseld and for that, he has my unconditional respect. I don’t think the term ‘character development’ is fit, since he has always been this way. Feyre only needed to find that out, and I’m glad she did. Plus he made her “High Lady of the Night Court”?! Swoon. Can we also talk about the sexual tension between the two? I could even feel it through the paper, damn.
Feyre: she is one of the best characters ever written out there and I truly mean it. I loved how she somehow always stayed true to herself. She has always been strong and brave and somehow Rhysand enhanced those traits,made her a better person. It was very interesting to read about the “trials” he put her through and I particularly enjoyed her retrieving Rhys’s ring from the Weaver, I was sweating with apprehension. Her powers are also very interesting, how she learned to tame them, making them her own, lashing out the save Rhys…She truly is his equal. I loved when she shape-shifted and grew wings and her kink with Rhys’s rings haha.
Tamlin: the word ‘disappointment’ doesn’t cover half of my feelings towards him. Love really is a poison concerning him. He changed the most from book One to book Two, I also kind of expected it but not this much. It was kind of painful to read because I really liked him in the first book. let’s put it that way: he is Prince Charming. Only, how does Prince charming behave once the tale is over and there’s no saving to do? It pained me to read how he treated Feyre, to read how he let her slowly die and how he locked her up. And how he sold Rhys’s Court off, sacrificed thousands just to get her back; He is too far gone and I don’t know if he deserves forgiveness. Could we compare his behaviour to PTSD? He is acting that way because of shock?
New characters: I love each and every single one of Rhys’s Inner Circle members. They truly are like family and would do anything to protect one another. I love reading about this type of group dynamics. Tarquin was also a character I enjoyed reading about and hopefully, we will read about him again. I can’t wait to read more about the characters that were important in the First War such as Miryam, her mate and Jurian and their whole story; that will be interesting to read about. I’m also looking forward to seeing how Feyre’s sisters accommodate their lives as High Faes. If they do.
Thank you for reading, Karla xx