My rating: 5/5 stars
This series is brilliant!! There are no words to express how impressed and captivated I am by this books and the univers Sarah created to enchant us. I think this is one of the best series ever written and a huge congrats to her for her creativity and for taking this genre to a whole other level. I just can’t get enough of talking about it, because you can spend eternity and not finish all the topics about it. “A Court of Mist and Fury” is the second installment and it is simply amazing. It has everything you need to keep you stuck to its pages and never let go.
After the events from “A Court of Thorns and Roses” Feyre is not the same anymore. The torture and trials that Amarantha put her through had an impact on her, changing her personality, shattering her beliefs and letting her scarred. Even her love for Tamlin is shadowed, making way to only hurt and nightmares. With everything blurry around her, Feyre is slowly trying to rebuild herself, and she is now very confused about her feelings and desires looking forward. When her friend/enemy Rhys emerges to collect his debt, Feyre finds herself in a very strange position, the one that will require spending time with her enemy, getting to know him, his world, his friends and army and realising that maybe she got it all wrong. The greater torment arrives now, because apparently things are not what they seem to be and soon, Feyre will have her loyalties divided between Spring and Night 🙂
Did I mention that this book was brilliant and awesome?? No? How curios, because I remember mentioning it like about 100 times:)) I loved Feyre and her transition from human to fairy. I liked her struggles, but also her wild and untamed part. Her dialogues with Rhys were so funny, smart, but also sarcastic and delicious to read about. Letting aside that I couldn’t understand her fixation on Tamlin after everything that happened Under the Mountain, I also like her loyalty and devotion, because even though she was fighting for the wrong side, she was constant in her beliefs.
Rhys!!!! Wow, what a complicated characters this High Lord was. But it was wonderful peeling off his layers and reveling this charming and sarcastic hero that makes such a good team with our Feyre here. After sacrificing 50 year of his life to Amarantha in order to save his people, Rhys is now free thanks to Feyre and his plan of peace and stopping a war can be put in place, with her help. Using their bond and the bargain that unites them, Rhys will try to open Feyre’s eyes and make her understand the real situation and see the real him. Even if he was a pretty good actor and his performance was brilliant, behind this façade lies a very tormented man, with a lot of burden to bare and with a lot of guilt. The connection between the 2 was like nothing I’ve ever read and it was fantastic, even when they hated each other. The tension was palpable, the passion was floating and everything seemed so dynamic that my addiction increased by every chapter.
You can’t possibly not fell in love with Rhys and Feyre because they are the epitome of love and team goals. This slow burn was completed with trust, respect and equality. They were a team, always synchronizing and always alert of their surroundings. Their awesomeness was completed by the secondary characters, that were truly brilliant written, with flaws, qualities and everything in between. Their dynamic, relations and connections made this book so appealing. Aaah, and Tamlin who???? Almost forgot he existed:))
I haven’t read the 3rd book yet, but that is my short term objective. From what I know right now, “A Court of Mist and Fury” is the best one in terms of action, characters development and brilliant plot. You never know what it’s going to happen and when it does, it blows you away because Sarah is extremely smart and delivers equally. Even if the book was kind of lengthy, I enjoyed every long minute of it and don’t regret spending almost a week reading it. The cliffy totally got my attention and I know the sequel will be as great as the previous 2.