Review: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas
"I would have waited five hundred more years for you. A thousand years. And if this was all the time we were allowed to have... The wait was worth it. "
Name: A Court of Wings and Ruin
Author: Sarah J Maas
Series: Book 3 of A Court of Thorns and Roses
Genre: Adult, Romance, Fantasy
I have officially become a devoted fan of this series and of Sarah J Mass. Does the word mate appear 202 times in the book ? Yes. Is the story a little bit slow in the beginning ? Yes. However, as I read the bad reviews all I can do is defend the author in her writing because I LOVE IT ALL. I love the "awkward" sex scenes, that I don't think are awkward at all, I love the characters and their banter, I love Rhys and Feyre, I love her point of view and I loved the slow ascend to a whirlwind of action towards the end of the book.
A Court and Wings and Ruin follows Feyre, as war is coming soon to wreck havoc in all the courts. Yet, she finds herself again in the Spring Court trying to find information on Tamlin and his involvement in the war with Hybern. As she deceits him into thinking that they're back together she slowly crumbles his army and his court until she returns to her home, the Night Court. There, they must side with other courts to fight against the blooming threat yet finding allies is going to be harder than they think.
The story is amazing because in a way it prepares you for an awesome ending. It starts off fats and she tries to deceit Tamlin, and then it gets slow as they prepare for war, and it ends filled with action during the war. I believe it was the perfect set up for the book because it follow logical ups and downs and bursts of action. The story with its monsters like the Suriel and the Bone Carver get weaved perfectly trying to showcase Feyre's heart and that through it all she was able to be trusted even by the scariest of evils.
Rhysand and Feyre struck again as the most beautiful power couple. They trust each other, they rely on each other but they act as singular people. My only wish is that we could have seen them fighting at least once, I think it would have been pretty awesome to discover the imperfection of their relationship and have them fix it would have been a good story to tell as well. The sex scene after a quarrel probably would've been amazing as well.
Another favorite aspect of this book is the sub-characters and their involvement in the main story. I want to know more about them, I relate to them and love them even if the story isn't set in their perspective. It all just makes it more interesting to see how the bonds and the ties are formed between every single character in the story. Her characterization is key in her books and I love that about her.
Another thing I do wish is for Tamlin to have been forgiven or given maybe one more scene of him and Feyre speaking. I feel that he is one of those characters that we loved and then felt so betrayed by him that we couldn't see past the comparison between Rhysand and him. No matter the stupid things he did and how he behaved, I think he deserves to be happy and for him to understand or forgive Feyre for what she did and what she had to endure. I know we get some sort of closure with the note she writes him and him helping Rhys but I felt like something else could have been added and it would have made me the happiest.
I loved these series and they will forever have a special place in my heart, from the writing to the world and the characters. This book is really one of the best fantasy series out there.
“I see all of you, Rhys. And there is not one part that I do not love with everything I am.”
--- 5 stars ---