A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas (review + discussion)

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Book: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

Rating: 4 stars


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.


This was a reread so I already knew that this book was better then the first + I mean the first book wasn’t that great so I was definitely more excited to read this one.


The plot. The backstories. The characters. I love them. This is definitely my favourite of the three books and wow everything is so great ah *fangirl noises*


Again I enjoy the writing. This time the pacing was good and all of the book was interesting (compared to ACOTAR where only the last quarter was plot filled). We meet a lot of new characters and character development oh gosh


Feyre: I’ve heard the way SJM deals with PTSD is good but I’m not one to say. Feyre’s character development was stunning. The growth, change and just finding who she is. and the emotional journey encompassing that. If you really want me to critique then Feyre does get written as the stereotypical YA characters with special powers and ‘wow shes so amazing’ but I’m literally not even complaining.

Rhysand: Rhysand is a saint. He’s good and perfect and caring and loving. Honestly, SJM wrote him as an INHUMANLY perfect character (ha but jokes on me he’s fae so he’s no human anyways, you know what I mean though oKay) I’m also glad SJM doesn’t brush over his own traumas. Drawing light on his sexual abuse is something I find especially important as when we talk about sexual abuse, males don’t normally get mentioned as often as females do. Only critique? He is too perfect. He can do no wrong. Where are the flaws. Ha I’m not even critiquing anyone am I

Mor: Mor shows you that you can undergo so much pain and suffering and still turn out a good person. Her strength astounds me and I really admire her character. I don’t have much to say but I really wanted to include her because wow she’s awesome.

Lucien: My poor Lucien what happened to you. He sees Feyre’s suffering and sticks with Tamlin. I really would’ve liked it if he stuck up for Feyre more, because he did see her suffering and LUCIEN WAS MY FAVOURITE CHARACTER WHYY. I understand plot wise that kind of had to happen, but if you see your friend suffering YOU DAMN WELL HELP THEM

Tamlin: Tamlin is kinda villanised here. I may have not been fully on board with Tamlin and Feyre in ACOTAR but Tamlin was a nice guy. I HATE HATE HATE how he’s the villain in this book, because boy do I hate him. See Tamlin goes through a whole personality change and it makes me upset. Yes this does need to happen for the plot to work out but he was great in the first book (even though i didn’t ship the fully lol) but boom he’s a tool. Maybe I didn’t catch on to this side of him in the first book, but I truly don’t think it it existed in ACOTAR. So yeah, while he is dealing with his own trauma and his past gives explanation (not reasoning though) for how he acts I now hate him hg.

A shorter, bullet point review can be found on my Goodreads here.


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Have you read ACOMAF? Is it on you TBR? What about Sarah J Maas’ other books? Are your opinions the same as mine? Or are they totally different?

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5 thoughts on “A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas (review + discussion)

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  1. Lucien! Oh my god, I loved him so much… I’m really glad SJM kinda brought him back on the likeable characters list in ACOWAR because ahhh I truly did love him!!

    Ngl I disliked Tamlin from the start;;; I’m not sure why myself he just gave me those possessive vibes from the start, which, not cool, man.

    Loved the writing, loved the characters and their development, the storyline and everything, agh!

    Great post 💛

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    1. Me too! Lucien is one of my favourite characters 🙂

      Same here. I didn’t get any possessive vibes so I guess I just didn’t like him because? Haha

      Definitely! ACOMAF is my favourite of the three + Thank you!

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  2. Okay, you nailed every single one of my criticisms for this book. I totally feel the same about Tamlin being vilified – it was just so over-the-top and forced. Same with Lucien; he was my favorite character, so I didn’t like how the author changed him up to be so clueless.

    Oh, and that’s my exact problem with Rhysand too! I was loving his character until he revealed that he’d been doing all those horrible things for Feyre’s sake, and that sucked all complexity out of his character for me. I mean, it’s fine for a guy to be redeemed without making him a saint….sigh. Anyway, AWESOME review!

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    1. Thank you so much! Yes! Glad I’m not the only one. I really did enjoy the book, but in order for the plot to work, these characters were all changed so much.

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