First of all I want to start this review by saying this book was amazing!!!
Seeing as tomorrow (2nd May) is when Sarah J Maas’ third book in this series, book A Court of Wings and Ruin is coming out, it’s a good time to review this book. And I can honestly say it did not disappoint!
Feyre has developed in this book, emotionally and physically and you can really get a glimpse into her chaotic and often anxious mind; it’s like, after the events of A Court of Thorns and Roses, Feyre has grown up and now sees the world as it should be; she recognises there’s bad in the world and that she shouldn’t have to sit around and wait for the men to take care of it. She becomes fierce and sassy and I especially love her for this.
More characters are introduced including Mor, Amren, Cassian, Rhysand’s and Azriel. And I can honestly say they are the epitome of best friends that stick up for each other no matter what. But they have a complicated history that make you sympathise and love them even more. And when they accept Feyre, they protect and train her like she is one of them and are more loving and understanding to her than she thought possible.
Also, we learn more about Feyre and her sisters’ lives and relationship than in A Court of Thorns and Roses, and we see Nesta and Elaine as rounded people and more prominent in the storyline.
This book is quite something in portraying the conflicting emotions of love and guilt, mostly in Feyre and Rhysand, and can get quite steamy at times. But time the relationships are so beautifully portrayed, not simply love at first sight but a development or a sub-plot that shows the relationships to be built on trust, promises and friendship before romance and physical attraction are even thought about.
The action scenes:
Three words: this was intense!
The action in this book is written amazingly, it’s not too complicated but it also shows the thought processes of the characters and breaks down the action so you really can imagine it happening. Even the weaponry is described in detail so you can really picture the way the characters yield swords or prepare their bow and arrows.
All in all, I cannot wait for the summer to read the upcoming installment! Thanks for reading, see you soon! Alice