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Get Ready for a Sensual Hangover: A Review of Sarah J. Maas’ “A Court of Fury and Mist”

 Goodreads.com Description: “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.”

About the Author

3433047Sarah J. Maas is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series, as well as the A Court of Thorns and Roses series.

Sarah lives in Bucks County, PA, and over the years, she has developed an unhealthy appreciation for Disney movies and bad pop music. She adores fairy tales and ballet, drinks too much tea, and watches an ungodly amount of TV. When she’s not busy writing, she can be found exploring the historic and beautiful Pennsylvania countryside with her husband and canine companion.

 

My Review

A Court of Thorns and Roses got me hooked. A Court of Mist and Fury took me on an emotional expedition which I did not want to end. Talk about book hangover! It took a few days for me to put this one to rest. Even now, I still get shreds of this well-written fantasy invading my consciousness.

It truly surprised me to find a book of such length to be a page turner. My eyes were glued to the page devouring every action of Rhysand and Freya, a great fantasy couple. There was so much depth and emotion in their story. With ACOTAR I was definitely for Team Tamlin. Granted, I was already forewarned that this was an intense, sensual book. I had the feeling in book one that it was Rhys who would be delivering that intensity. After all, he was the personification of darkness. How sensual can light be? I knew it wasn’t going to be an everlasting romance with Tamlin. I just had no idea it would so dramatic.

I loved the drama of ACOMAF. Freya did not come from a nice beginning. To have her mature in anything less dramatic would have been a disservice. Maas did an excellent job opening Freya up to new possibilities. She challenged this character to grow, to evolve. She pushed her sanity to the brink and helped her to see the difference between gratitude and love.

I absolutely loved Rhys. He had to be the first bad guy that I wanted to like. I felt like there were layers to his persona which had yet to be revealed. And when they did… Get yourself a tissue box. If you’re prone to tears when reading heartfelt words, his will move you.

The only thing I hated about ACOMAF? It ended without the next book being ready. I might have to pick up her other series to keep me company until the next book. It’s not due until spring of 2017!

Warning: Due to sexual content and language, recommended for readers 18+.

Rating: 5-hands-up5-hands-up5-hands-up5-hands-up5-hands-up (5 Hands=Excellent, 4 Hands=Pretty Good, 3 Hands=Good)

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