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!

June 2016 TBR

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New month, new goals – at least in terms of reading. Once again, I am just throwing everything I can think of in the TBR but I am not going to be sad if I don’t make. I like having some pressure to get through my ever growing list of books though, so here’s what I came up with:

  • A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
    Third times the charm, so Cátia, Cristina and me are going to buddy read again. I think it will be good, because even though I am still blissfully unspoiled for the book, it seems there will be loads that needs talking about.
  • The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
    This one I will read with Cátia as well! I am excited. After that one, I will have read all of Matson’s books – such an accomplishment!
  • Video Rage by Rami Ungar
    It is the second book in the Reborn City series (you can read my first review here) and Rami was kind enough to send me a copy of the sequel, which is officially being released today – HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY! If you want to know more about the books and where to order them, just click here.
  • Gambit by C.L. Denault
    I’ve been meaning to read this for a while and then I saw that it’s still on NetGalley and I got approved – yipi! I already started it and really like it so far – the Scottish vibes are definitely fun.
  • You Before Anyone Else by Julie Cross/Mark Perini
    I need to catch up on some of my arcs, so I want to read it this month, but the review will probably go online in July. Does that make sense? I just want it to be closer to the actual release.
  • Children of Icarus by Caighlan Smith
    While I like the premise of the arc, the publisher doesn’t provide a kindle copy, so I have to read it on my laptop and am not happy about that at all.
  • Whatever book OwlCrate decides to send me
    That’s right! I FINALLY ORDERED A BOOK SUBSCRIPTION BOX! This month’s theme is Royalty (What book will it be? Maybe My Lady Jane? Maybe Queen of Hearts? The excitement is real!). It’s been announced that there will be a Funko mystery mini as well as original magnetic bookmarks by craftedvan. It’s not too late to order a box and I would love it if you used my referral link if you do want one by clicking here. Also, I got 10% off by using the code NEWMEMBER, so make sure to try that before check out!

A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2)   The Unexpected Everything   Video Rage: A Novel   Gambit   You Before Anyone Else   Children of Icarus

As always, click on the covers to get redirected to Goodreads for more information! What are you going to read this month? I seem to be sticking to a mix between Contemporary and Fantasy/Dystopian and am really happy with that.