I made the mistake of reading A Court of Thorns and Roses before this sequel was released. Luckily, it was only a month before A Court of Mist and Fury was released. I was excited because I enjoyed the first one so much, but I didn’t realize what was coming… (Thunder sound effects, smoke fills the screen.)
I am all for love triangles and the forced interaction with the third party. It’s a very enviable situation, also very common. Coincidentally, I am reading a self published novel right now that has a similar dynamic. The difference here was… Everything.
I can’t get into much because so much of this novel is a spoiler for the first. It’s also a spoiler for this one.
All I can say is that at one point of this books I was struck silent in a way that I never have been before. I hate to write about what I felt, because I don’t want to take any of its value away, and I feel like I can’t do it justice.
I’ve met a lot of characters, and feel like I also have met many authors through their writing. One of the characters in this novel was the best written character of his type. I don’t say that lightly. I’m aching over this character still. So are a lot of the reading people I talk to or read about. We’re all a little book drunk and gushing over this character.
Just read this.
Rhysand. Man oh man.
Sigh. Making me nervous.
I don’t know if I have the words right now.
Rhysand just hacked my little heart up and I loved every minute.I have never felt what I feel for Rhys. I physically, in real life FEEL real feelings for Rhys.
Maybe it’s the bad boy thing. That horrible belief some of us have, that the jerk you like is actually an amazing man. I don’t know, and I don’t care.
Another huge part of this was the growth of the protagonist. It’s a normal thing for the characters to grow. The characters growth sometimes puts the author in a pickle because the growth can remove them from the early characters and settings the author worked so hard to build.
Sarah J Maas didn’t fear this, she didn’t shy away from pulling trigger when so many others do.
AMAZING, a millions stars.