A Court of Wings and Ruin [Review]

Posted July 25, 2017 by Stephanie in Review / 2 Comments

A Court of Wings and Ruin [Review]A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #3
on May 2nd 2017
Genres: New Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Pages: 705
Format: Hardcover, Audiobook
Source: Purchased
Goodreads
two-stars
Series Rating: four-stars
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A nightmare, I’d told Tamlin. I was the nightmare.

Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit—and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well. As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords—and hunt for allies in unexpected places.

My Thoughts

Okay so this is going to be a pretty short review for a couple of reasons:

  1. It’s the third installment in a series
  2. I read half of it and then skimmed through the last half…

Yea, you read that right. I think I am at the point that I have totally just given up on Sarah J. Maas altogether.

And, yes, you did just read that as well. I’m just not living in the same SJM bubble that I once was in with all of the other SJM lovers. After reading A court of Mist and Fury, I was blown away. That book was amazing. It was smut but it was amazing. And then the disaster happened to where SJM published the same effing story for Empire of Storms. I kid you not. She took her story from her NEW ADULT smutty series, changed a couple scenarios, changed all of the names, and published it to her YOUNG ADULT fantasy series. And after that I was pretty much done. I told myself I’d read the ending of Feyre and Rhys’ story in A Court of Wings and Ruin and I’d probably be done.

But it gets worse. Not only am I completely done with her books, I’m also starting to not love ACOTAR and ACOMAF as much because when reading this third installment I felt like Feyre was sounding more and more like Aelin from the Throne of Glass series and it just felt like all the characters were basically the same. And I gave up.

So, don’t hate me because this is a super unpopular opinion. But that’s just how I feel… And I was pretty disappointed with this book.

two-stars

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

Stephanie
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2 responses to “A Court of Wings and Ruin [Review]

  1. I am totally with you on this one. I finished A Court of Wings and Ruin and then just started Empire of Storms. The characters seem the same, the story seems similar, and I am actually having trouble distinguishing between all the alpha male characters in either series. I am not sure what happened; I used to love these series but I feel like it’s the same stuff over and over now. I think I am done with Sarah Maas….
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    • I was a little afraid about writing this review. I’m so glad that I’m not the only one either giving up or thinking about giving up on SJM. I read Empire of Storms when it came out last fall and I felt like I was rereading ACOMAF with different character names. I am sorry that it’s happening to you too. I do know how well loved both her series’ are. And it actually scares me about what she’s going to do with Catwoman…

      Thanks for stopping by!!
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