*spoilers spoilers spoilers*
Book: A Court of Wings and Ruin by S. J. Maas
Rating: 3.5 stars
Looming war threatens all Feyre holds dear in the third volume of the #1 New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses series.
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.
In this thrilling third book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series from Sarah J. Maas, the earth will be painted red as mighty armies grapple for power over the one thing that could destroy them all.
Did I mention I love books with political intrigue? I found these parts of the book so interesting! However, I will say after ACOMAF this was disappointing, but definitely not terrible by any means.
I don’t like the ending? Okay that’s wrong I do, but I can’t help but feel that it’s just? Like everyone survives and everything and I’m glad about that but like still? Too perfect? (like how Rhysand is written *cough* I’m not complaining that much but still you know)
Somehow, SJM manages to make her characters really complex and I love them even more for that. The flow was good, but this book was extra lengthy and some parts weren’t as interesting as others. Honestly, did we need all 700 pages?
Also SJM definitely overuses some words. ‘Purely male, mate, vulgar’ etc…
Hey also once again this book shouldn’t be YA, the sex scenes are graphic and not at all brushed over.
Okay but the suriel, weaver, bone carver and Abraxis dsojnovnrr they were my favourites.
I loved meeting other characters from the different courts which was cool. They brought a lot more interest because now that Feyre’s friends with the Inner Circle (+ while the banter is still top notch) I can’t help but feel that everyone gets a little bland.
Nesta and Elain are definitely more important in this book. I loved getting to see more of them and would honestly really love a story focusing on them.
Also again with Rhysands perfectness and Feyre’s special snowflake-ness, need I say more?
I’m still salty about how Tamlin was villainised man. So, yeah I still dislike him although he does get a sorta redemption.
So SJM has really been a point of topic because all of her characters are basically straight and white. However, I do feel this book did attempt to include some diversity. It is late, but I appreciate that she’s taking criticism? But because of that it definitely does feel forced upon us (like Tamlins evilness ugh why you do dis SJM)
I personally didn’t pick up on this, which really is only my fault, but there’s an acephobic comment in this book, which we all need to be aware of. Also, Mor’s sexuality is used as a plot twist? Then she tells us she slept with Cassian to get rid of ”it”? Like no? Maybe I’m interpreting it wrong/differently but that’s what I got from it.
A shorter, bullet point review can be found on my Goodreads here.
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Have you read ACOWAR? Is it on you TBR? What about Sarah J Maas’ other books? Are your opinions the same as mine? Or are they totally different?
Until next time,