A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas (Book Review)

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Publisher: Bloomsbury
Page Count
: 624

Ever since A Court of Mist and Fury came out, there has been a lot of buzz (and unfortunately spoiling) going on on social media. Still, that made me realise that it was probably better to buddy read this book, even if we weren’t always on the same page, sometimes you just need to say “OMG!” to someone. And those people, as so many times before, were Cátia and Cristina.

It’s no secret that I really enjoyed ACOTAR when it came out, but ACOMAF is on a whole new level in comparison. We start by getting dunked into this infinite pool of sadness, as it should be after the traumatic events Feyre had to endure in the previous book. She is not happy and neither are you when you see how the people who should care about her most let her waste away. You’d think now it would be time for the hero to enter and save her life and while there was someone who helped Feyre get out of the darkness, ultimately she saved herself, because she is still strong and a survivor.

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Everything just felt so raw and real, it made my heart ache. Maas pretty much took the world we got to know and CHANGED EVERYTHING. It’s no secret that I was never the biggest Tamlin fan, simply because Lucien and Rhys fascinated me more, and this book definitely proved why the latter had every right to grab my attention. Rhys was everything you could have possibly wanted from him and even more. His previous behaviour was explained and there was a complete role reversal with him and Tamlin. But sometimes, really not all that often, but sometimes I wished that there had been some sort of anchor from the previous book to hold on to. An unchanging person to trust, who gives you that air of familiarity. Not even my beloved Lucien could fill that role …

However, I did love the new additions, especially Rhys’ Inner Circle. I seriously fell in love with Cassian, Azriel, Mor and Amren. They all have so much history and I cannot wait to further explore that. Even in the light of some events, I still really liked Tarquin, High Lord of the Summer Court and I even overcame my anger towards Feyre’s sisters. It’s difficult to not just ship everyone with everyone at all times.

Ultimately, ACOMAF just gave me ALL THE FEELS! It was adventurous, steamy (I am serious on this one! The steaminess was REAL!), sad, scary and hopeful all in one. It broadened the knowledge we had on the fae world so far and expanded it to magnificent places and powers unimaginable. By the end, I was just in despair, screaming “Nooooo!” at every other page and afraid for all of my beloved characters. It will be torture to wait for the next book, but at least there is enough fan art to gorge on during that seemingly endless wait.

Fazit: 5/5 stars! An exhilarating read that changed the game for sure! My favourite new release of the year so far!

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Did you read ACOMAF? Who is your favourite character? Which one is your favourite Court and character? Tell me all about it!

21 thoughts on “A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas (Book Review)

      • hahahaha poor Tamlin. I am an enthusiastic Rhysand lover but I’m also a former Tam shipper… and even if I absolutely hated his behavior during acomaf, I think we don’t even see enough of him to really understand why he does what he does (trying to keep it spoiler free).

        Is it right? Nope. But I think we are roasting him without even stopping a sec and think “hey, maybe he has some reasons to act that way and even if he is not the right choice for Feyre or even if he is not the perfect partner, he is just broken inside”. I KNOW I am playing devil’s advocate right here, but don’t you think?

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      • You have to see that it’s still very raw for me. I wrote that review not hours after finishing the book and I could forgive Lucien but not yet Tamlin. He was more than just misguided. How could he be so blind to the girl he supposedly loves wasting away? Maas will probably redeem him to some extent in the next book and I will be glad, but right now I want to remain mad for a little bit. hahaha

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  1. Great review Kat 😀
    You’ll see that Lucien will go to the right court… I hope he does. Tamlin doesn’t deserve a friend like him.
    Let’s just ship all the ships in this one. It’s almost impossible not to ship certain couples 😛

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  2. “I wished that there had been some sort of anchor from the previous book to hold on to” Ohhh I completely second you on it! I feel like there’s too much reversal on this book. I’m not in love with Tamlin but I kinda resent the fact that he seems so much like the villain in this book. I mean… it’s true that he’s done a lot of bad things but we could still at least give him some credits. And Lucien though… I know he’s just following orders but still 😦 On the other hand, I also ship everyone in this book!! It is so great to see people together and I ship them SO HARD!!! Seriously can’t wait for the last book! Great review 😀

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    • Thanks for seeing where I was coming from. There was TOO much change. I am sure Maas will somehow blur the lines in the next book again and I am hoping that Lucien will do some good, but it still would have been nice if not everyone had done a 180 in ACOMAF.

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