A Court of Mist and Fury is the second installment of the A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J Maas. This review will have a lot of SPOILERS. If you do not want to be spoiled, then I suggest you do not read this review.
Feyre survived the terrible fate that had awaited her Under the Mountain and has returned to the Spring Court. However, life will never return to how it was before she came face to face with Amarantha. Feyre is now a High Fae with a human heart and she struggles to cope with her actions in that prison.
Including the bargain, she made with Rhysand, the High Lord of the Night Court.
When her black soul becomes too much for her to handle, she cries out for help, not expecting anyone to answer. Only someone does. Now she is forced to juggle a maze of power and politics that she never wanted to be a part of. She learns that Amarantha was only the beginning and an even larger threat looms in the very near future. If she can harness the powers that dwell inside of her, Feyre might be the key to saving not only herself and her loved ones, but all of Prythian.
After reading A Court of Thorns and Roses, I dove straight into the sequel A Court of Mist and Fury. When I say that, I mean immediately. The only time I took off between books was the amount of time it took to grab the next one off my shelf.
However, I was disappointed in the first few chapters. The way the events were unfolding brought out a lot of emotion in me and I couldn’t understand what was happening to these characters that I loved so much. I felt betrayed by the words I was reading.
(LAST CHANCE FOR SPOILERS.)
Tamlin broke my heart. He was extremely emotionally abusive to Feyre, which shocked me because I was completely under his spell in the first book. I had fallen head over heels for him and his actions were unacceptable.
I felt like the story didn’t really start until I got to “part two”, which was a long time to wait for the action to start. The progression of the story was extremely slow, but once I got here, I couldn’t put it down. I was sucked into this world that I already loved so much and was shown a whole new side to it.
I fell in love all over again and I don’t just mean with the world. Rhysand will forever hold my heart. He is the ultimate book boyfriend and I think I love him more than I’ve ever loved a “real” man. I was shocked by how different he was to the ideas that I had of him from the first book.
He treated Feyre the way she deserved to be treated and never forced her to bend to his wishes. He trusted her and gained her trust. He pulled her out of the darkness that she had fallen into after she faced Amarantha.
I loved being able to hear his story and see certain events from his point of view. IT made me wish for Maas to write another book in just his POV. Forget Feyre. I want more Rhys.
As for everything else that occurred in this book, there is just so much to talk about. We learn so much more about the world and the other courts in this book. It felt like I had only seen this little corner of the world and now I got to see the rest of it.
The writing itself in this book was much easier to get used to than it was in the first book. I don’t know if it was just because I had already read the first one and was getting used to the way Maas wrote or if because the writing had improved, but it did not draw my attention nearly as much as it had in the first one. There were a few typos, but none that distracted me from the story.
Overall, I loved this book and this entire series. I gave A Court of Mist and Fury 5 out of 5 stars and highly recommend this series to everyone. It is on my favorite books of all time list and I don’t see it coming off.