Review: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

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Review: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
A Court of Mist and Fury

2 Stars


Book Info

Released: May 3rd 2016
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #2
 

“I’ve never been more disappointed in a heroine than I am with Feyre.”
~ Under the Covers

Describe this book in three words.

Annie: I only have one: Disappointing.

Angela: Biggest. Disappointment. Ever

What were your thoughts on Feyre and the actions she made in this book?

Annie: It’s a strange thing when you go from completely loving a heroine to hating her within one book. In the first book in the series, I had no complaints at all. I absolutely loved Feyre, but Maas completely changed gears with her character with this book. Now I understand why others see Feyre as a liar, a traitor, and a whore. When you read this book, you’ll see that she is exactly all of these things. I absolutely gutted me to switch sides like that and while I could still hope that things might change around in the beginning, the second half of the book really solidified that it was over. I’ve never been more disappointed in a heroine than I am with Feyre.

Angela:  Feyre’s character did a big turnaround in this book.  Where she was a strong, honorable, humble and admirable in ACOTAR, in ACOMAF she was fake, big headed, back stabbing attention getting heroine.  Everything she stood for in ACOTAR did not stand in ACOMAF.  It’s a shame to have love a heroine and hate her even more in the next installment.  As much as I wanted to like her, She just couldn’t win my heart.  

What are your thoughts on Rhysand?

Annie: This is going to sound funny but I loved Rhys. He makes a great bad guy. Did you read that correctly? BAD GUY. He has the perfect personality for a villain, but the decision to make him a love interest for Feyre had me cringing. I waited though to see if Maas could pull off a miracle and make me invested in this blooming romance between Rhys and Feyre, but I couldn’t get on board with it. It just felt WRONG. BUT that doesn’t mean I don’t like Rhys and his crew. They’re a lovely bunch, but I didn’t like the direction the book took.

Angela:  I loved Rhysand, despite the horrible things he’s done in ACOTAR.  He is who he is.  No filter, no deceptions.  He will do anything to save his people and I love him for it.  

What was your favorite part of this book? What was your least favorite?

Annie: I liked being able to see more of Rhys. He’s incredibly entertaining to read about. I also really liked exploring more of his court. My least favorite thing about this book is Feyre. She can rot in hell.

Angela:   I really don’t have a favorite but I will say that the highlight was reading about Tamlin and Rhysand.  I quite enjoyed reading about them.  I also would like to pay compliments where it is due.  The author has a way of grabbing her readers and evoke all kinds of emotions.   Either you really love this book or just the opposite.  Sadly, I happen to be in the latter.  

What would you rate this book?

Annie: I would give the first half of the book 3 stars. The second half, however, changed everything for me. So overall, I’d give this book 2 stars.

Angela:   I rated it 2 stars.  I figure, 1 star for Tamlin and another for Rhysand who won my heart despite his evil ways.  Both heroes just swept me off my feet. 

Do you plan to read the next book in the series?

Annie: I’m not sure yet honestly. I don’t see how we can go back from the events that happened in this book. If I were to read, it wouldn’t be because I’m interested to know about who Feyre picks in the end.

Angela:  Although, I am curious to know what is to become of Tam and Rhys, at this time the answer is no.

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About Sarah J. Maas

Sarah J. Maas is the New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series (Queen of Shadows, the fourth book, will release globally on September 1st, 2015) and the A Court of Thorns and Roses series. She currently resides with her husband and loyal canine companion in Pennsylvania. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hamilton College in 2008 with a degree in Creative Writing and a minor in Religious Studies. Sarah is represented by Tamar Rydzinski of the Laura Dail Literary Agency.

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Amy R

Bummer, thanks for the review.

Timitra

Boo 🙁 hate to hear that. I’ve been looking forward to reading this series….Thanks for the review Annie and Angela

Elizabeth

NNNOOOOOOO….ugh that just stinks…I have been looking forward to this since I finished the first book…

Esther Gerdzen

I was looking forward reading this book , because i love the first . Thank you for the review !

Sarah

I’m so glad I’m not the only one who was disappointed by this fucking book! Angela our texting was hilarious & you totally confirmed I was right to DNF this when I did LOL.

I hope the next books you guys pick up are amazing & make up for the disappointment of this one 🙂

I’ve heard from several people who loved the first book that they were disappointed in the sequel. What a bummer! It’s like me and Delirium by Lauren Oliver. I loved Delirium so much, but not books 2 and 3.