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.
Once again I don’t know where to even begin in reviewing this masterpiece of words. The story started off from where A Court of Thorns and Roses left off. Feyre is dealing with what she had to do to save Tamlin and his people. She is also dealing with the changes that she had to go through in order to make it through that final ordeal. I will do my best to talk about this one and make it spoiler free.
If you haven’t read A Court of Thorns and Roses I suggest that you scroll down and skip this review just in case it has a few spoilers for that book.
Book 2 starts off very slow just as I found book 1 to do. As you keep reading and various things are revealed I believe that this was done by Maas on purpose. The story continues to build and layers continue to develop and before you know it you are flipping the pages rapidly or on the edge of your seat waiting to discover what happens next. I believe that the book starts off slowly because Maas wants to convey the state that Feyre is in. I really enjoyed that unlike some other books there is some realism to Feyre and how one might respond after going through a traumatic event where you were forced to do things you never thought you would do. But also dealing with the trauma of going from being human and mortal to being immortal.
Tamlin… hmm… Tamlin… he has also changed after coming back from under the mountain and that is all I will say. He is still very alpha, very protective, and hot as fudge! I have to admit that I loved absolutely loved what Maas does with this character. When you begin ACOMAF you may feel one way about him and as the story progresses I promise you will feel totally different. I loved the growth Feyre experiences in this book as well. I love how outspoken she is and how she is not willing to settle for half truths.
I think at the end of ACOTAR you got the idea that there was more to Rhysand than met the eye. He seemed evil and dark but lurking under the surface he would not have done what he did for Feyre if there was not more to his character. In this book you may find yourself in extreme SHOCK and awe about what we discover about who Rhysand is and the many aspects of his personality. There are also many new characters introduced. Some revealed that were spoken about but not seen in book 1 and some totally new. I really loved the team that is revealed in the book and fell in love with each of their personalities and quirks. I didn’t find myself trying to skip past or not wanting to hear about their pasts and how they fit into the world of the characters that we already know.
There is a great deal of action, suspense, some hot sexy times, and Maas continues to build these fairy tale worlds/courts that are so vividly described that it makes it impossible not to fall in to this book. We get to discover several other courts in this book and it was nice being able to put a picture to the name and learn the intricacies of some of the other courts instead of being in the human world or the Spring court the entire time.
If you are the type that does not like cliffhangers then I suggest that you wait until the series is finished to begin it. However, I think this one has a very concrete ending it’s just that of course you will be drooling and snarling for more!
The narrator of the audio book is is once again Jennifer Ikeda. If she doesn’t already she should read audio for mindfulness meditations. LOL! She is so good at delivering the story with feeling and inflection while really telling it in the way you would imagine being read a fairy tale. I really cannot say much else for fear of giving away too much. If you have not read a Sarah J. Maas book I have no idea why not. If you love PNR (Paranormal Romance) and fantasy this series, and her books in general are some of the best I have ever read!
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