Okay wow. I got this book the day it was released (thank you Amazon prime for your speedy shipping) and I literally devoured the book in about a day. I loved this book so much and I will probably end up reading it over again at least twice before the next book comes out next year. I’m still upset that I have to wait a year to see what happens to Feyre and Rhysand (Lucien and Tamlin too of course).
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.
I honestly think I like this book more than A Court of Thorns and Roses, and I loved ACOTAR. This book was longer and gave me everything I could have possibly wanted out of it. There was romance, fighting, deception and even more romance.
In this book, Feyre wasn’t taking anyone’s shit and I honestly loved how she starting dealing with things. Well not so much in the beginning when she was in the Spring Court, but the way she acted, in the beginning, was understandable. She totally put Tamlin in his place and I felt like a proud mother lmao. I liked Feyre in the first book but in this book I fell in love with her. She is a strong female character that will fight to protect those she loves and she always stands up for what she believes to be right. As of right now, I would have to say that she is my favorite female main character.
I didn’t know how to feel about Rhysand at the end of A Court of Thorns and Roses but now that I’ve finished this book, I love him. He isn’t what anyone expects him to be and he, much like Feyre, doesn’t take shit from anyone. The bond that is formed between him and Feyre in ACOTAR isn’t as bad as I thought it would be when I finished the first book.
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Honestly, screw Tamlin. He is such a prick after what happens under the mountain I can’t believe it. He just wants to protect Feyre, and I get that, but he basically suffocates her when he confines her to their house. He won’t let her do anything. It’s like he forgot who she was before the situation under the mountain. She has always wanted to do her own thing and she has never wanted to be one of the girls who stayed at home doing nothing all day. It’s like he forgot who he was going to marry.
But I absolutely I love love love Feyre and Rhysand together. I think they’re a better match than her and Tamlin, I mean come on who locks his girlfriend (soon to be wife) in their house when all she wants to do is help. He actually understands Feyre (unlike someone) and doesn’t try and hold her back. Feyre and Rhysand are also mates and I was honestly not expecting that to happen at all but I totally love the idea. The fact that they are mates and care for each other so much made everything that happens to them more heartbreaking. They are such a strong couple, like honestly they are my OTP from this series. I hope there’s more Feysand in the next book.
Oh, and can we talk about how she is the High Lady of the Night Court?!?!?!?!? That ending made me so effing happy, like omg yes girl you are a QUEEN. She is not only Rhysands mate but his equal. I just really loved the ending and how she ends up being the first High Lady ever, and rightfully so after everything she’s done.
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I definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves fantasy and fae. This series has some incredibly steamy parts though so that should be considered if that’s not the kind of thing you want in a book. This book has certain parts that are classified as a new adult, so just a fair warning to anyone looking for a completely young adult book/trilogy.