A Court of Mist and Fury (#2 of 3) by Sarah J Maas
Published Year: 2016
Genre: NA Fantasy
A Court of Thorns and Roses Series
Book 1: A Court of Thorns and Roses
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.
(Warning: there is sexual content, so if you're not up for that, beware).
This is where I usually insert a brief complaint about how the second book in a series is usually my least favorite and I just have to power through. Um. I'm not saying that this time. This book far and away exceeded my expectations. Hell, I didn't even read it for so long because I was just expecting it to be not so good... I was wrong. Very, very wrong.
This book didn't have at all the same feel to it as the first one in my opinion. Feyre almost doesn't even feel like the same Feyre. And I just love her so much more. You'll just have to read it to see what I mean. She does a lot of broody, self reflection in this one, so you get a lot of insight into what the heck is going on and why's she a-growin' and a-changin', but I like it. It would annoy me if SJM was like, oh hey, here's the new Feyre, you likey? I wouldn't. I like what you did here SJM. I like what you did.
In ACOTAR, I was totally torn between Tamlin and Rhys, I'll be completely 100% open with you. I didn't want to go with the bad boy because it felt cliche (but I totally liked the bad boy). I also felt loyal to the Beauty and the Beast storyline that SJM was loosely following. In ACOMAF, SJM has owned up to the bad boy and I AM SO SO IN. NO REGRETS. That's all I'll say on that. (Except I love them together. And now I'm really done).
Moral of the post, is that ACOMAF is a roller coaster of a ride and while it wasn't what I was expecting, Feyre's story isn't done. She's in the thick of the things and I certainly can't get enough of her story. Beware: that cliffhanger though, doozy.
5 out of 5 stars.