A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #2
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens
Publication Date: May 3rd 2016
A Court of Mist and Fury was probably my most anticipated release of 2016. I read ACOTAR waaaay back in November 2014 and I have been DYING to get my hands on it for quite a while.
So, ACOMAF picks up after Feyre has defeated Amarantha and headed back to the Spring Court with Tamlin. She is determined to show her people her strength, but Tamlin wants to protect her and keep her safe.
My feelings towards Tamlin began to very quickly change. He was being extremely controlling and was suffocating Feyre. The minute he blew up and destroyed the study was the moment my feelings did a complete 180 and I ended up hating him. I couldn't believe how he was treating her, and no matter how many time she tried to explain how she felt/get him to allow her some freedom, he locked her down again. And the ward to keep her in the house? Don't even get me started.
Now Feyre on the other hand, to begin with she had completely changed. She was becoming complacent with how Tamlin was treating her and I couldn't believe this was the same girl who had taken down Amarantha. She had completely lost her badassness and I wanted to shake some sense into her. However, once she had managed to escape from Tamlin, she started to blossom. She became the badass Feyre I knew and loved.
Now Rhys was the character I was most looking forward to getting to know. He was so mysterious in ACOTAR, and his very abrupt disappearance at the end left me extremely intrigued and I couldn't wait to find out more about him. Rhys uses his deal with Feyre to get her out of difficult situations and give her some breathing space, but when it really matters, Rhys gets her out for good. I completely adore Rhys. He's alluring, confident and a bit of a jackass, but he's just totally amazing. He's got a sweet side to him that he hides as it allows him to appear fierce and be feared, so that he can keep people from finding out his secret.
So Feyre and Rhys's relationship was my favourite part of the book. The chemistry between them was unbelievable. Their banter was basically what I lived for. I adored how they complimented each other and how Rhys wouldn't take any of Feyre's shit and made her see she didn't need to be a wallflower. He gave her opportunities and allowed her to embrace her power instead of hiding it.
I also adored the rest of Rhys's Night Court. Cassian, Azriel, Mor and Amren were all amazing. I loved their dynamic and how they just accepted Feyre as one of their own, and I just loved them all.
The whole "trying to stop the bad guy from taking over the world" storyline was done extremely well. There was a hell of a lot of action, and I just adored going on adventures with Feyre, Rhys and the rest of the Night Court.
And then there was the ending... OH MY GOD. OH MY GOOOOOOD. Like, I did not see any of that coming AT ALL. Not only was it an extremely shocking ending, it left me completely bawling my eyes out. It ending in such a cruel and heartbreaking way, and I just desperately NEED to get my hands on book 3!