I finally read this book and OMG it was absolutely amazing. The characters, the plot, the romance, the action and the ending were perfectly written and executed. This may be my favourite book of the year.

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Title: A Court of Mist and Fury
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Date published: May 3rd 2016
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 624
My Rating55663-five-stars+

Feyre is immortal.

After rescuing her lover Tamlin from a wicked Faerie Queen, she returns to the Spring Court possessing the powers of the High Fae. But Feyre cannot forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people – nor the bargain she made with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court.

As Feyre is drawn ever deeper into Rhysand’s dark web of politics and passion, war is looming and an evil far greater than any queen threatens to destroy everything Feyre has fought for. She must confront her past, embrace her gifts and decide her fate.

She must surrender her heart to heal a world torn in two.

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A Court of Mist and Fury had such a high bar set as the first book in the series was wonderfully written. Sarah J Maas certainly stepped it up writing what may be the best and my most favourite book of the year. Even as i sit here my heart hurts just thinking about how great this book was-I also sat and read the entire thing in one go.

I adore the world and the lore of this book, and was ecstatic to learn more about the other courts as well as history as we travel to the Night Court with Rhysand. It is so well written and the detail placed into every aspect just makes the world and the character so much more enjoyable and believable.

The characters are my most favourite part of this book, and of the series. Feyre really comes into her own in this book, while we see a dark and very disturbing part of Prince Tamlin emerge. He is oppressive and controlling on all aspects of her life while Feyre yearns for freedom-which she gets from Rhysand, firstly due to the bargain and then due to their slowly growing friendship. We see Feyre realise that she is strong, that she does not need to be controlled or protected and she can hold her own-I was so happy when she finally cut ties with Tamlin and became more independent. Rhysand and his Court also have some great interactions with Feyre (Rhysands flirting with Feyre in particular) and i really enjoyed the dynamic between this ‘rag-tag’ bunch of legendary warriors and friends.

 

The slowly building romance between Feyre and Rhysand was written and paced perfectly-not too slow that it dragged out the inevitable but not too fast that it seems rushed and inauthentic. They had some really great moments and make a devastating team for anyone to face.

The plot and the story telling built up chapter by chapter to an unbelievable ending and plot twist. The final conflict and the ending was a little confusing at first, and i had to reread it a couple times to understand what had happened, but once i realised i was completley blown away by the plan Feyre and Rhysand had. I need to know whether it was completley premeditated, improvised, or a combination of both. I was a little bit disappointed that about what happened to Feyre’s two sisters and i hope this is resolved and addressed fully in the next book. Apart from that the ending was utterly amazing and it ended on such a cliff hanger. I am dying to get my hands on the next book in the series as there are a variety of ways the story could go.

 

Eveything about this book was perfect-the plot, the setting, the characters, the romance, and importantly the ending. It would have to be the best book I have read this year and the next book in the series could not come quick enough. If you are still wondering whether you should pick up the first book in the series, please do as you need to read this book.

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