So I’ve taken my sweet old time getting around to this review (I finished the book two weeks ago) but that’s because I wanted – no needed time to process. I didn’t want to write a review while I was still on the high, because then it would be all praise! But now I’ve had time to come down from that cloud and actually get stuck into the review. So here goes! I’ll try to keep it as non-spoilery as possible.
A Court of Wings and Ruin
Sarah J. Maas
Once again, ACOWAR was way better than ACOTAR. It kept me intrigued, it kept me reading, it wasn’t a boring story-line, which I was so happy for! So much happened in this book, it went so further than I had imagined. From the Spring Court, to the Winter Court, to the Summer Court, to the Day Court, to the human lands. It seemed we went everywhere! There was so much happening and so many people involved and we got to revisit some cool characters while being introduced to new ones. I didn’t know who to love the most!
So starting with the main circle, they were all so good! They stuck to their characterisation this time (I’m looking at you Tamlin) and banded together really well. I like how bad-arse and vengeful Feyre has become. I mean, can you the blame the woman for having a grudge? And I love how well Feyre and Rhys complement each other and no one is in control of the other, they’re equals. Cassian and Azriel are perfect like always, my little babies. And Mor and Amren finish off the bad-arse female lineup.
I think Nesta and Elain fitted really well into the little group. While I’m sad at how Elain is adjusting, I understand, and I hope there’s a bright future ahead for her. And Nesta and Cas! This needs to happen pronto.
As for all the war and politics I think Mass has done a relatively good job there. Her war in Throne of Glass is a bit crazier, with bigger twists, but I think she did still a decent job. She must have if I was about to have a heart attack every time a fight started and I needed my babies to survive!
However, I felt kind put out with the reveals for who was good and who was bad in the end. Like, some of the people you thought were bad weren’t, which makes you happy, but not everyone can be good right? This is war, where is the betrayal? I would have liked some betrayal.
And then there was the whole Mor/Azriel thing. I’m sorry, what Mor revealed is all well and good, but it doesn’t sit well with me how this is all affecting Azriel. He deserves better.
I’m not sure what the next book will reveal, but I can’t see how it can get worse. Like, who could possibly be worse and a bigger threat? Famous last words, right? It should end now, with my babies still with me.
Have any of you read it? Do you agree/ disagree with me? I’d love to hear from you!