Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses

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

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Stephanie
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A Court of Mist and Fury [Review]

Posted June 16, 2016 by Stephanie in Review / 0 Comments

A Court of Mist and Fury [Review]A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #2
on May 3rd 2016
Genres: New Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Retelling
Pages: 624
Format: Hardcover, Audiobook
Source: Purchased
Goodreads
five-stars
Series Rating: four-stars
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“Tell me what you see.”“A world divided in two.”
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.

My Thoughts

**Note: Most of this will probably be spoilerific, so if you have not read this series yet, I suggest read it and then read my thoughts! You have been warned!**

Okay, so if I could give this a million stars, I would. I absolutely freaking LOVED this book. This is hands down my favorite book to date. I definitely think that the ACOTAR series is better than the ToG series. Don’t get me wrong, I love ToG; but I love ACOTAR more. And even though I give this a million stars, there are some things that I just have to get off my chest…

Now, in the first book I was totally Team Tamlin for Feyre and Team Rhysand for ME. In the second book, I am Team Rhysand for EVERYONE. Now, I will admit that at first I was pissed that Sarah J. Maas decided to do another huge love interest shift like she did in the ToG series. In fact, I’m still a little peeved that she vilifies the first love interest to make her fans love the new ship. But I feel it is more justified in ACOMAF than it was in ToG (even though I am a Rowan fan, I still feel like Chaol got the complete shit end of the stick). I just don’t want Sarah J. Maas to do this in every series she writes. And this is not saying that I don’t love the new ships, because believe me I do. It’s just a little irksome on how the new ships happen or take place.

But other than that, ACOMAF, in my eyes, is the best book Sarah J. Maas has written so far! Feyre learns and trains with her new powers in this book and for the third and final book, I am expecting her to kick some awesome ass and be the badass that she is meant to be. I honestly cannot wait until ACOTAR #3 is here!!!

I’m still trying to get all my thoughts together on this, but I seriously loved this book so much that it’s hard to reel them all in. If you haven’t read this series yet, please do so. The first book pales in comparison to this sequel, but I promise you, it is well worth it!!!

five-stars
Stephanie
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