Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #2
Also in this series:A Court of Thorns and Roses, A Court of Wings and Ruin
Also by this author: A Court of Thorns and Roses, Empire of Storms, A Court of Wings and Ruin
Release Date: May 3, 2016
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
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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 torn apart.
I wish I could just pour out my heart and write everything I feel about this book but that would just ruin the story for all the fans of this series. I will not spoil this for anyone.
This series has gone from fantasy to high fantasy for me. I am just in love with everything and want more! It has action, adventure, fantasy, romance, and sexy times. By the way Bloomsbury USA Childrens: This is not a children’s book! For the love! SEXY TIMES! Switch the series to another division! “Sexy times” is code for graphic sex scenes, on this blog. Now you are in the know. 😌
The writing is just beautiful. The story just takes your heart and wrings it out! SJM takes your precious heart and breaks it, with a hammer, and then brings it to a state of perfection through the telling of this story. I truly enjoyed this book and this series thus far.
Let us start with throwing out our preconceived notions of what this book is going to be like based on the previous novel. Seriously, pick them up and throw them out the window. SJM took what we thought should happen, put all those thoughts together in a blender and hit frappe. What we are being served is phenomenal, heart wrenching, and nothing we ever expected.
I spent the first part of the book going “no, please be kidding,” “no, not happening, please this can’t be real??” It is not what I wanted at all!!! Did SJM not get the memo that it is all about me and what I want the story to be?? It is because I am a romantic—both a blessing and a curse. I was torn through the whole book. I think I finally came to accept the plot twist at page number 619, now my heart just hurts.
Once I came out of denial….I really LOVED how SJM took Feyre and stripped her down, showed us her suffering and anguish. Through each and every experience we are shown Feyre’s growth development. It is truly amazing because yes we are told how broken she is and we “see” it but throughout the story we get reflect on the changes in her and truly see the transformation. Gone is the naïve girl just struggling to survive and in love with a Fae because he is kind to her and hello! to Feyre the CURSEBREAKER, DEFENDER of the Rainbow.
We all know Rhysand as the High Lord from the Night Court. The most feared and nightmarish court out there. Amarantha modeled her Under the Mountain Court after what she saw at the Night Court because she liked it so much—that should tell you something (if you didn’t read the first one, she’s an evil and sadistic character…..now read both books 😉). I will admit, I did have a bit of love for him in the last book but he was not trustworthy and hello Tamlin, swooon—because he was whom Feyre was fighting for. In this book we learn more about Rhys and dang! if he isn’t every girls’ dream bad boy.
So….the Night Court crew…*my fangirl self is currently strapped to a chair so as to NOT give any spoilers.* Amazing! Nothing is at it seems. The story twists here are nothing short of wonderful. The Court of Dreams Rhy’s family, not through blood but through trials, are so engaging. You will emotionally connect with them all. They are snarky, sarcastic, have witty bantering and there are deep emotional riches in this world that you would never have expected. Oh yes, I said world as in amazing world building! Oh Rhys you sly little fox! You were holding out on us!!
Tamlin, the Spring Court, tears from my eyes, did not see that bait and switch coming. I am trying to heal my broken heart. I wish he was stronger, I wish he took the other path, I wish so many things for this character and his situation. Whhhhyyyy Tamlin?! Why?! That is all I can say, my heart is shredded, SHREDDED, over this character.
What do I love about this book the most…besides…well everything? It is near the end when I have a M. Night Shyamalan moment (back when he was awesome), where we see everything with Rhysand that led up to this moment coming back to us in flashbacks and then the pieces just fit. Seriously, I felt like Bruce Willis from the Six Sense, and I was just as wowed. Dang! Thank you SJM for tearing apart my expectations and giving me a story that is just gripping and has me begging for more.