“A Court of Mist and Fury” Reviewed

I preordered Sarah J. Maas’s A Court of Mist and Fury (ACOMAF) a VERY long time ago. So long ago that I had planned on buying ACOMAF at a signing on Sarah’s book tour only to receive an email the week before that the book had shipped. I didn’t even get preorder swag because I realized much too late that I could have. 😦 But on the bright side I got to meet Sarah and hear her talk and cackle, so that more than makes up for my loss. And I still got the preorder on time and got the chance to dive into ACOMAF, which was asdfhjdkgmnufgjuv (tanslation: wonderful.)

Goodreads Synopsis: Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a Screenshot 2016-06-17 15.05.09steep 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 cleaved in two.

With more than a million copies sold of her beloved Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. Maas’s masterful storytelling brings this second book in her seductive and action-packed series to new heights.

Alright. So let me just start off with this. I’m on chapter two, everything is going fine and dandy. I’m getting near the end of chapter two, reading ever so innocently, when I have to do a double take. Oh, yes. I read that correctly. I continue. Look up from my book and declare, “Oh my god, I found literal book porn.” I was caught super off guard because in the usual YA I’ve come across, all the physical scenes have a lot of implied and metaphorical wording. This book did not do that. Let me tell you, Sarah is fearless. She has no shame. There is plenty more of this later on in the book, and, honestly, I love it! Keep small children away though! Very inappropriate for them!

Moving on to plot reactions (no spoilers, I promise!). I’ve heard people say that books are either plot driven or character driven, and I feel like this book does both. The characters give so much to the plot. Oh the feels! The emotion makes such a smooth transition from words to reader. And so much unfolds and there’s action, romance, drama, comedy. Rhys is hilarious, the girls are feisty, and everything comes together to make the book fabulous.

For those of you who have not seen the actual book. It is enormous. Immediately I felt like the book would eat me. (Well, in your face, book! I ate, you!) I, somehow, managed to finish this book in a few day–quite a feat for me given how slow of a reader I am, and that I had work on top of that.

This book is incredibly–as Rhys would say–delicious. 5 out of 5 stars!


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