Review: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas
Name: A Court of Mist and Fury
Author: Sarah J Maas
Series: Book 2 of A Court of Thorns and Roses
Genre: Adult, Romance, Fantasy, Retelling
“To the people who look at the stars and wish, Rhys."Rhys clinked his glass against mine. “To the stars who listen— and the dreams that are answered.”
Well, I thought the first book was great and all. This one totally broke me. I wish there could be enough words in the alphabet to explain the beauty of Maas' writing and her way of making you feel you're part of the story. The storytelling is key in the book as well as the character development she is able to include to both Feyre our main heroine and all of the others around her important or not important characters. They all get background and they all are developed magically, none of them are flat characters. You see them mold and change and develop all through Feyre's eyes. It also helps that our heroine is a very relatable character, one whom you root for and want to help succeed. Being stuck in her brain is interesting and fun.
We left off with Feyre being broken by all she had to endure Under the Mountain, including a bargain she made with Rhysand to visit him in the Night Court every month for one week. As she is about to get married to Tamlin, she starts to sink in a deep depression, and being entrapped in the estate doesn't help. She feels restless and missunderstood and she is walking down the aisle to her lover she realizes it is not what she wants. Rhysand comes to the rescue and sweeps her in to uphold their bargain. This continues on for a while until Tamlin gets frustrated and really acts like a horrible person one who is on my really bad side right now and entraps her inside the castle. WHO DOES THIS? A PSYCHO THAT IS WHO. Okay, anyways Rhysand saves her again and the good or AWESOME part of the story starts. Parts which I am not going to talk about because their too hot and amazing to be spoiled (chapter 55 oh lord).
“I was not a pet, not a doll, not an animal. I was a survivor, and I was strong. I would not be weak, or helpless again I would not, could not be broken. Tamed.”
I knew Rhysand was going to be a character we were going to love and I wasn't wrong. The thing is that I enjoy this book so much because of how real Feyre's feelings are and how relatable they are to what the reader might feel. She loved Tamlin, however for the person that she is today and the adversities she had to go through Tamlin doesn't cut it for her. Rhysand on the other hand challenges her and does not baby her, he trusts her and relies on her. As they say many times in the book they become their equals, where Tamlin was always trying to overpower Feyre because of the love he had for her.
The Inner Circle is amazing, the characters as I've said before are thrilling to learn about because Maas is able to describe them and make us connect with them even if the story is set in first person. It is a story of love, and of friendship. Of adversities and even though it is High Fantasy it also relates to human emotions and human feelings.
Sarah J Maas is an extraordinary author and she continues to write this story in a way that it will be remembered for many years to come.
“She is my mate. And my spy,' I said too quietly. 'And she is the High Lady of the Night Court.' 'What?' Mor whsipered. I caressed a mental finger down that bond now hidden deep, deep within us, and said, 'If they had removed her other glove, they would have seen a second tatoo on her right arm. The twin to the other. Inked last night, when we crept out, found a priestess, and I swore her in as my High Lady.' (...) 'Not consort, not wife. Feyre is High Lady of the Night Court.' My equal in every way; she would wear my crown, sit on a throne beside mine. Never sidelined, never designated to breeding and parties and child rearing. My queen.”
--- 5 stars ---