OVERALL RATING : 3.5/5
Genre : Young Adult, Fiction, Action and Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Age Recommended : 15 yrs and up
“My goal was bigger than revenge. My purpose greater than personal retribution.”
Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s manoeuvrings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit – and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well.
As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords – and hunt for allies in unexpected places.
PS: Before I begin the review there are some things which you all must know. Firstly, the first half of the review will be spoiler free i.e, it is for those who still haven’t read this book (which I really doubt). Whilst the other half will be full of spoilers where I will be giving my opinion of the story, characters (new as well as old) and the writing style of one and only Sarah J. Maas. And readers, please feel free to tell me by commenting about what you guys thought of the book and whether you agree with my views or not.
After reading ACOMAF I was REALLY looking forward to read ACOWAR. I had a LOT of expectations from this book because the second book of this series was phenomenal.
As the novel opens, war looms in the kingdom of Prythian. An invading army threatens, led by a mad king.
As the story took pace I noticed that Feyre was cunningly fooling Tamlin and (probably?) was too full of herself which I didn’t like.
A Court of Wings and Ruin is a massive read, clocking in at roughly 700 pages. And I was ready to blaze through these 700 pages as I was literally dying to read this book.
I wish I could say that I loved this book but unfrotunatley I cannot. The book did not dissappoint me completley but there were so many scenes which made me think “Is this SJ Maas’s writing?!” again and again.
I wish I could tell you all about the dissapointing as well as exctiting parts of the book. But well as this is a spoiler free review I won’t spoil the book for you guys! Please go read it and share your thoughts with me!
Full of Spoilers!!
The plot is probably the most impressive thing about this book so far. The plot of the story gives you chills and tempts you a LOT. The plot is the only thing besides characters that actually made me finish this book.
Feyre’s character develops in this book. She becomes a total badass and I love her for that. But there were times when she was so full of herself. Especially when she was too occupied with her acting skills or the fact that she is fooling Tamlin very well but because of this she lost control over her powers or what?!
My heart, my soul, my body, my everything. If I could have one book boyfriend, I would pick Rhysand every time. No contest, no questioning, nothing, I’d pick Rhysand instantly. His banter, his sense of humor, his selflessness, his devotion, his unconditional love, his patience, his determination, everything. I have no words, other than Rhysand is perfection. But I still cannot forget that part when Rhysand died I mean whoa I wasn’t prepared.
And the new ships were soooo sweet my heart couldn’t take everything at once!
What do I say about Tamlin?! I am not excusing his or anyone else’s abuse, ever, but my favorite part of this book was when Tamlin told Feyre to be happy.
“Be happy Feyre,” he said quitely
I didn’t mention the drastic change of Mor’s character above as I wanted it to be under Maas’s writing style. I mean WHY did Maas do such a thing to Mor’s character?! She ( I don’t want to say this) ruined a perfect ship! I was rooting for Mor and Azriel.
I was very dissapointed with the writing in this book. It shattered almost all the hopes I had.
I wonder what the next book of this series is going to be like. Do you guys have any random thoughts on the next book? If yesplease let me know in the comments down below!
I would like to thank Bloomsbury India for sending me the paperback of the book 🙂
(Make Sure to check out the review of A Court of Wings and Ruin which is the second book of this series! –Book Review: A court of Mist and Fury)
And readers please let me know your thoughts of A Court of Wings and Ruin in the comments section below because I really want to discuss this book with you guys!