If you have not read A Court of Thorns and Roses then you shouldn’t read this sine this is about the second book in that series. But it’s a great series and the second book elevated the entire series ten fold. Be warned it has some graphic adult content so not really YA but SOOO GOOOD.
A Court of Mist and Fury was amazing. I could not put it down. I liked A Court of Thorns and Roses. It was really good but in my mind it was not on the same level as Throne of Glass. If Throne of Glass as a series was a 10 then ACOTAR was a 7ish. But after reading ACOMAF if Throne of Glass is a 10 then it is a 9.9999999. It was so amazing. So leaving off we had a very broken Feyre and we could tell at the end of ACOTAR that Feyre was definitely going to be in a bad place starting off the next book.
I could tell from the opening that I was not going to enjoy the place where feyre was in her own head. I always hate in the second book in a series the protagonist always seems to come into some sort of self doubt that ultimately causes or is caused by a rift in the romance. And it usually takes them so long to put themselves back together again. So right away with the puking and the nightmares I sensed I was going to be somewhat put off with feyre (not that I don’t understand she went through horrible things). But did anyone think it was weird that Tamalin wouldn’t get up and comfort her when she puked and had nightmares?
Then we get thrown into tamalin and the wedding. Now I feel for tamalin wanting to keep her safe but couldn’t he tell that everything that made her feyre was gone? They didn’t have any of the witty banter they once had. He wasn’t letting her be the fierce independent woman she once was. So I was already sending the rift between them. But I didn’t think she’d essentially try to leave him at the alter!?
Thank god Rhys showed up. Because obviously we were just waiting for him to appear since the start. So of course he had to be a wedding crashed but I love how he A) prevents feyre from having to leave tamalin at the alter and B) tells her that he was answering her call for help.
Now Sarah J Maas is the ONLY author who prevents me from joining a ship that I will willingly go down with. I could never pick in the throne of glass series between Dorian and Chaol and then she introduced Rowan so she kept me on my toes for 4 books there. And now here we are. I loved Tamalin, I really did, but I can already feel my roots and attachments for him being uprooted and moving to Rhys. I just love that in the very first chapter we’re with him he brings Feyre back to life. He had her all fired up, throwing shoes at him. He gets her all in a fit because he’s going to make her learn to read. She isn’t forgetting that she’s broken, but it’s not the only thing she can think about. Continue reading