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

Announcement #1: I haven’t been posting on a regular schedule lately because I just started summer break and, to be honest, I’ve just been going HAM on relaxing and enjoying myself. I’m now ready to post regularly and I’ve come up with a schedule that will best suit me and my life outside of blogging. When I’m on a break from teaching, I will be posting twice a week – I’m thinking Mondays and Thursdays. When I’m teaching, I’ll be posting on Wednesdays. Sound good? Great!

Announcement #2: Yes, I know I’ve reviewed 3 books so far, but I’m breezing through the A Court of Thorns and Roses series! I do have a recipe review planned for Thursday and travel suggestions planned for next Monday, so yes, I’m still reviewing other things… It’s just that A Court of Thorns and Roses got me out of my reading rut, so expect lots and lots of book reviews this summer!

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Like I said above, I’m absolutely breezing through Sarah J. Maas’s “A Court of Thorns and Roses” series – which is a semi-spoiler for my thoughts on the second book in the series A Court of Mist and Fury. To be honest, I didn’t expect to breeze through 500+ pages so quickly (I can be an incredibly lazy reader, sometimes), but I did despite not wanting to read the first book to begin with – I’m just not into fantasy, or at least I wasn’t.

Before sharing my thoughts, I need to thank TikTok for basically bullying me into starting this series! Without my obsession with scrolling through my for you page, I would’ve never finally given in and cracked the spine on the series.

Now, let’s get into it:

Summary:

“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.” (Source: Goodreads)

Popular Goodreads tags: fantasy, romance, young adult, new adult, fairies, fae, fiction, magic, young adult fantasy, high fantasy, paranormal

About the Author:

“Sarah J. Maas is the #1 New York Times and internationally bestselling author of the Crescent City, A Court of Thorns and Roses, and the Throne of Glass series. Her books have sold more than twelve million copies and are published in thirty-seven languages. A New York native, Sarah lives in Philadelphia with her husband, son, and dog. To find out more, visit sarahjmaas.com or follow @therealsjmaas on Instagram.” (Source: Goodreads)

What I Liked About the Book:

Um… EVERYTHING!

THIS is what I thought the first book was about based on everything that I saw on TikTok, so I was very confused why *spoiler* Rhysand wasn’t a bigger part of the first book. NOW, I get it.

Honestly, what I loved most about the book was the ending and not because the book was over (far from it because I’m starting to devour the third one already), but because it ended bittersweetly and on a cliff hanger that made instantly search for the quickest way I could get my hands on book #3. Don’t get me wrong, everything else in the book was great, but the ending was superb and something I honestly didn’t expect.

What I Disliked About the Book:

Nothing, when it came to plot, characters, etc. My qualms lie with the publishers because my copy had some grammatical errors. Did it deviate from the story? No, but as an English teacher and someone that completed their college senior project on editing and publishing, it really irks me when a book has more than five grammar or spelling errors – I get it, we’re all human and we make mistakes, which is why I think five is a reasonably number, right? But what really irks me is that all of the grammar errors I found in the second book were in the last half of the book which tells me they either rushed the publishing process to get this book out to the public or a lazy editor was responsible for making sure the final product was error-free. This does such a disservice to the author and the story by not only being semi-distracting, but where’s the pride in your work if you’re going to let “flow” slip as “$flow” (page 178 in the ebook version)?

Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

This book was spectacular and a must read for everyone!

When it comes to series, I normally don’t rate the second book five stars if I didn’t rate the first one five stars. To me, giving a book a five star rating means that I recommend everyone to read it and how can I recommend a book in the middle of a series without recommending the first book, you know? Well, I broke my own rule!

Despite the grammatical errors, this storyline was everything I had hoped and dreamed for based on what I had seen on TikTok and what I’d heard about the series. Do I wish bat-like fairies would steal me away to the Night Court? Yes! Am I contemplating getting the mountain and stars tattoo for myself? Quite possibly.

If you plan to start this series, obviously start with the first book, but stay away from TikTok! TikTok is like Big Brother, so now my for you page is filled with fan art that spoils what’s to come and people calling this series “fairy porn.” I mentioned it in my review of the first book and I will say it again for those of you that are afraid to read this because of that label: THIS SERIES IS NOT PORNOGRAPHIC! Are there spicy moments that would make this book smutty? Yes, this book has a lot more spice than the first one did, but no where near what I would consider pornographic.


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A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses)

In the comments…

Share your thoughts on A Court of Mist and Fury if you’ve already read it. What’d you think and will you continue reading the series?


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