A Court of Mist and Fury
Sarah J. Maas
A Court of Thorns and Roses #2
Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep 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.
“To the people who look at the stars and wish, Rhys.”
Rhys clinked his glass against mine. “To the stars who listen— and the dreams that are answered.”
Can I give this more than 5 stars because I feel like it deserves so much more than 5 stars. I am in love with this book. It’s even better than the first time that I read it. If you’d like to check out my original review, you can find it here. I am in love with Rhysand and I am in love with the Night Court. Sarah J. Maas does it again with her beautiful descriptions of her world. Night Court, both the Court of Dreams and the actual evil Night Court like Under the Mountain, were both described really well. You loved Court of Dreams and you feared Under the Mountain. Velaris was truly the best thing and it makes you wish that it was real and that you could visit and even live there. Crap I really want to live there amongst Rhys and his Inner Circle.
(I love Dean Winchester <3<3)
“He locked you up because he knew—the bastard knew what a treasure you are. That you are worth more than land or gold or jewels. He knew, and wanted to keep you all to himself.”
The words hit me, even as they soothed some jagged piece in my soul. “He did—does love me, Rhysand.”
“The issue isn’t whether he loved you, it’s how much. Too much. Love can be a poison.” And then he was gone.”
There are so many great things to rave about with this book. The only thing I didn’t like is Tamlin and that’s because here, he’s pretty much a villain. He closets Feyre and pushes her down consistently. I find it great how SJM romanticized Feyre’s relationship with Tamlin in ACOTAR and how a lot of people fell for it like Feyre. However, in this book, our eyes are opened and we really see the error of Tamlin’s ways. I love Feyre’s character development. She grew into someone so strong in the first book and in the beginning of this book, she’s broken and Tamlin only makes it worse by not giving her the freedom. He suffocates her relentlessly and seeing her breakthrough all of that was wonderful. We get more glimpses of who Tamlin was before Amarantha and see how they are exacerbated after the ordeal with Amarantha.
Look at how much Feyre grew in this book! It’s amazing!
“I was not a pet, not a doll, not an animal.
I was a survivor, and I was strong.
I would not be weak, or helpless again
I would not, could not be broken. Tamed.”
“No one was my master— but I might be master of everything, if I wished. If I dared.”
“And I realized—I realized how badly I’d been treated before, if my standards had become so low. If the freedom I’d been granted felt like a privilege and not an inherent right.”
“I was not prey any longer, I decided as I eased up to that door.
And I was not a mouse.
I was a wolf.”
“There are different kinds of darkness,” Rhys said. I kept my eyes shut. “There is the darkness that frightens, the darkness that soothes, the darkness that is restful.” I pictured each. “There is the darkness of lovers, and the darkness of assassins. It becomes what the bearer wishes it to be, needs it to be. It is not wholly bad or good.”
The shining stars in this book would have to be Rhys and his court. They all hail from a terrible sob story but it has strengthened them and made them the wonderful protectors of the Night Court. I loved how all of them together really helped Feyre. I love the stark differences we got to see between the Spring Court and the Night Court. We saw how different Tamlin and Rhys run their court. Cassian, Azriel, Mor, and Amren were all great additions to the series and I can’t wait to read more about them. They all had the same ideals as Rhys and you see exactly why Rhys picked them to be in his court. The book focuses more on character development more than anything else but the metaphorical crap hits the fan towards the end with an amazing plot twist that I still have trouble accepting. It will absolutely keep you on your toes, waiting for the next book to come along!
“And if he had grabbed me?”
There was nothing but uncompromising will in his eyes. “Then I would have torn apart the world to get you back.”
I honestly would just love to quote the entire book and I am probably going to be rereading this again real soon. I just love it that much.
“I was his and he was mine, and we were the beginning and middle and end. We were a song that had been sung from the very first ember of light in the world.”