A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas
Book Two in the A Court of Thorns and Roses Trilogy
A Court of Mist and Fury was on the top of my most anticipated books of 2016 list and once again Sarah J Maas has done an amazing job of creating a captivating, well-built story full of fantastic characters and great world building. That being said this story was not without its issues and while most are not even worth mentioning one issue with the destruction/unrealistic development of a certain character really rubbed me the wrong way and left a sour taste in my mouth.
Feyre’s growth and development in this book was one of if not the best aspects of this book, Maas has spent a lot of time and energy into developing Feyre’s character in a realistic time frame over the course of the book. Naturally Feyre has completely changed from the character she was when ACOTAR ended, long gone is the girl who was broken by the memories of being on the edge of survival relying on the strength of a character like Tamlin, she is now creating her own strengths from within.
In book 1 the entire “romance plot” of the book revolved around Ferya and Tamlin. They had a slow build relationship that became very passionate very fast and to be honest I actually really enjoyed Tamlin’s character in ACOTAR and I was looking forward to his development in book 2.
However in ACOMAF it was as if he had a complete personality transplant between book 1 ending and book 2 beginning. And this is where my issue with this book lies I really didn’t appreciate the unrealistic time frame of his personality change, it felt rushed and like a destruction of a character rather than the development of one.
The ending of this book was absolutely phenomenal in the most evil way possible. I was left feeling shocked and horrified yet excited for what the next book has to bring. The way the ending was put together really shows Maas’s strength as a story teller and showcases her growth as an author since the release of her first book Throne of Glass. The world building in this series is second to none and the pacing of the story was out of this world, this book leaves you on the edge of your seat and not knowing what is going to happen next.
However that being said I really do not appreciate when a character is changed to the extent that Tamlin’s was in such a short unrealistic time frame and for this reason this is the first Sarah J Maas book that I have not given 5 stars.
Miss Quinny Rating (4 / 5)
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