Title: A Court of Mist and Fury
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: ACOTAR #2
Audience: New Adult
Length: 626 pages
Release Date: May 3, 2016
Recommended for Fans of: fairy tale retellings, Fae fantasy
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.
With more than a million copies sold of her beloved Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. Maas’s masterful storytelling brings this second book in her seductive and action-packed series to new heights.
I FREAKIN’ LOVE THIS BOOK! It is one of my all time favorites, and I’m so glad I finally reread it after first reading this series in 2017.
I absolutely love how ACOMAF takes the series in a completely unexpected direction, flipping readers’ expectations. Maas masterfully manipulates readers’ emotions and develops characters to change our hearts and minds about certain characters from ACOTAR.
I also appreciate the way Maas addresses mental health in this book. Feyre’s depression is raw and real as she struggles to come to terms with what she had to do to save Prythian in book 1 and who she is after her transformation into High Fae. Her journey of self-discovery is incredible once she is in a supportive environment where she can grow and explore her desires as the new Feyre.
And of course RHYSAND! SJM is a master storyteller for pulling off that switch and establishing Rhys as Feyre’s unequivocal love interest in a way that feels completely natural and deserved.
Readers also learn so much more about Prythian and the greater politics between the Courts, between Prythian and Hybern, and between fae and humans. The ending is shocking, heartbreaking, and so so good, setting up an all-out war in book 3.