Happy Saturday and holiday weekend, bookworms! I hope you’re all doing well and attacking those TBR piles! I’m trying to on my end, but I’m also trying to play catch up on some posts I want to get to you guys as well as work on this writing thing I’ll tell you more about down the road.
Also, if you’re in NYC next week for Book Expo, leave a comment and let me know! I’ll be there on Thursday and Friday and would love to meet some of my fellow book lovers!
Now, down to business. I’m finally bringing you guys my latest review for a book I finished a little over a week ago. It was one I waited quite awhile for and couldn’t wait to read. Then.. of course.. life got a bit in the way, and since this book is 700 pages, it took me over two weeks to finish. Crazy. Anyway, let’s talk about A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas.
This is the third book in the series and while I do like to keep series reviews together, there was bit of a gap between releases. You can read my reviews for books one and two, A Court of Thorns and Roses and A Court of Mist and Fury, here. Then, might I suggest going to pick up this trilogy for a read ASAP if you haven’t already!
Prythian is about to go to war, and Feyre becomes a key player in trying to figure out how to keep the kingdom alive. Reunited with Tamlin, she needs to be as conniving as possible, turning certain players against one another while also searching for unlikely allies. Hybern, the invading threat to the fae is too dangerous for her not to rake risks and seek as much help as possible.
When she and her accomplice, Lucian, escape Spring Court to return to the Night Court, Feyre reunites with her mate, Rhysand to begin strategizing the best way to survive. The pair are strong, and do what they can to call the other High Lords to their realm so they can all work together.
Feyre’s human sisters, Elain and Nesta, have also recently been thrown into The Cauldron and have since been reborn as fae like their sister. She does what she can to train her sisters to see and use their new abilities so that they may help in the impending war and live to tell the tale.
This book was 700 pages of jam-packed action while it was also tearing my heart to shreds (before piecing it back together). It was fascinating to be among this world, and I loved every magical moment.
At first, I loved Feyre, she was such a strong, feminine character and i really appreciated her solid backbone. However, (if you read my previous reviews for the earlier books), she lost some of my respect with how she treated Tamlin. I was well-aware they weren’t working out as a pair, but I couldn’t justify her cruelty towards him. He was protective if a bit too smothering, but he was never harsh or abusive. ANYWAY (I will always rant about that aspect of the story), Feyre redeemed herself in her strength for her people, and for Rhysand.
Rhysand. Swoon. He’s just… everything. I don’t go for bad boys, but I am all about a tormented soul. Rhysand is no different. He suffers from a past of pure torture and utter hell, and all he’s trying to do is make amends and see that no one else falls under the same ill-fate that he did. He does everything in his power to save as many souls during this war as he can. Not only is he noble, but he is sexy as all get-out. His bond with Feyre makes their connection and time together beyond intense. They were always a powerful pair to witness.
I really loved this series. It was enchanting and complex and really made me feel like I was in a world far more ancient and powerful than my own. I know the story will continue in 2018, but I’m not quite sure who will be the main focus of the next book. Of course I’d love for more time with Feyre and Rhysand, but now that some other couples have begun taking shape in this installment, I’d be interested to find out their stories as well. I guess we’ll have to wait and see what Maas comes up with next!